I see that people are beginning to join us, people who believe an organization like ours is a good idea and long overdue. The organization we are building is an inclusive one. It will be a chorus of many voices and a wellspring for ideas that will serve our mutual benefit, an organization that will act as an advocate for writers across genres and aggressively promote our interests in every sphere.
Now that you've expressed your support by standing with us, help us to build our membership within Fictionaut. Invite your contacts to join us here.
Maybe you're asking, "What's the plan?"
Let's get more people to join us and we will begin to make a plan. This weekend, I'll try to summarize what we've discussed to date and post it here. Immediately afterward, I'll pose some questions that we need to consider. Your responses will help to develop our charter and shape our vision for what the organization will stand for, what goals it will strive to achieve, and how it will act.
Don't be shy. This organization could be a powerful instrument of change on behalf of writers everywhere. Those of us who join together now will be the ones who will shape its vision. Don't worry about whether your friends will think you're some kind of pseudo-evangelist for 'yet another interest group' ... worry about when Writers Across Genres becomes something everyone wants to be a part of, and your friends ask you, "Why didn't you tell me about this?"
There's a hyperlink at the bottom of this page, right hand side, marked, "Invite Your Contacts." How difficult is that?
James, I'm looking forward to your lead on thse these topics. Thanks for posting.
As of Monday at 5:51 p.m. CDT we have 18 official sign ups at AnnBogle1@aol.com.
Eighteen sign-ups is great, but we need more.
How can I say this without sounding like a manic telethon host or a televangelist with a much troubled hairpiece?
WAG will be THE inclusive organization looking out for the interests of all writers across genres. It will be THE organization that will address those issues that affect us, the writers exclusively.
That can only happen if you join with us. Sign up now, while you have a chance to shape the vision of an organization that cares about writers. Then ... go tell somebody!
We have more members at the Fictionaut group than I have contact information. Please take a moment and list your name, email address, city, Fictionaut, and website in an email to AnnBogle1@aol.com. I'll acknowledge with a receipt. Thanks.
[I'm just starting this group - and will adjust the note content here as it progresses. - Sam Rasnake]
WAG (Writers Across Genres)
The new home -
Ann Bogle's note from a thread in Forum:
Here's what I'll ask you to do. Send an email to me at AnnBogle1@aol.com if you are interested in forming, in Stephen Hastings-King's words, "a coherent web organization for writers across genres." The name of the group will emerge, as James Lloyd Davis says, but for now we want to keep the idea intact. David Ackley has suggested WAG for Writers Across Genres. Put WAG or cwofwag in the subject line. Include your contact information -- as much as you'd like to include but minimally your first name, last name, middle name or initial if you sign by it, your email address, your city, your affiliation (in our case, Fictionaut), your website if any. You may wish to include the url for your Fictionaut profile. An entry would look like:
I'll keep a directory of these entries as they roll in.
Here's a link to the thread in Forum:
Here's a link to the original discussion thread in Forum:
[If you're interested, please contact Ann.]