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Work Room - Week 0

Greetings Idolers! The Week 0 topic has been posted - (for newbies) http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/947581.html (for veterans) http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/947738.html

This is the first Work Room of the season, so I'll explain a few things for those who don't know.

A Work Room is your space to bounce around ideas with each other, talk out writing related issues, and generally help each other out with problems you may encounter. It's the place, to borrow a phrase from Tim Gunn, to "make it work".

If you want to talk about "craft" in general - this would be a fantastic place to do that. The Green Rooms tend to be more light-hearted (although they don't *have* to be) and so a dedicated space was created for those purposes.

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I call them "topics", because that gets some people thinking in a rigid manner, and I think it's important to break out of that. They are more like jumping off points. You are free to take them anyway you want to take them.

With "Introduction", I'm sure there will be some 'My name is so-and-so", which is fine, as long as it's well done. But remember, this is the first time a lot of these people are going to be reading your work. This is the time when it's important to let people to start seeing "Why should I be reading this writer for the rest of the season?" There's a lot of entries to get through, if you get them reading early, that's half your battle right there to get them to come back for more!

Most of all though, as I say at the end of every Topic thread HAVE FUN!
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