2017 WRITE: Jane, Plain Jane. PART 3 Confused

Jane, Plain Jane:  Part 3. Confused The writers group at Nara’s Nook has started a learning and production project using the guide book “The 90-day novel,” by Alan Watt.  To contribute to the project without spending the time on a novel, I am writing a short story or small play using some of the guidance from the book.  Writers meeting at Nara’s NookThe writing communities of virtual worlds: Nara’s NookHG Safari, week 119 Nara Nook, the writers colony on the hypergridUnderstoryArticles about writing on this blogThe writing communities of virtual worlds. What do they offer to writers?Blogging in virtual worlds. How to… SummaryThis is the kind of event that could work well in a web-worldHow writers could use a web-world. Meet in a minuteA proposal for a web-world to support nonprofits in virtual worlds-The writer’s meeting at Nara’s nook meets Mondays, 6 PM California time.Scroll to the end for instructions on how to get to the meeting.How writers could use a web-world. 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