2017 WRITE: OSHG: How writers could use a web-world. Meet in a minute

How writers could use a web-world.  Meet in a minute  Web-worlds are well suited to interests that mainly call for people to meet in a group and talk.  Web-worlds for such purposes will sort themselves by interest, so it is best to think of how particular interest groups would use them.  Here I describe how people interested in writing could use a web-world for formal and informal meetings.Writers meeting at Nara’s NookSome of us wish forA writing community as near as your computer.  Easy to visit in your browser–as easy to visit as your email.No password, no login.  Just go to the web page a one of the meeting times.Pick your avatar, type the name you want to use, and walk in.  Where we could talk in voice and text to the group or to each other.  We can do part of that now, in virtual worlds.  But it is not as easy as a web-world will be.And not as cheap as it will be on a Chromebook.Demo:  Cybalounge updated: now with voice!*******************************************************************(More after the break, scroll down!)********************************************************************** Metaverse events, current and upcomingToday!Next WIP show: Sun. Feb. 26, Noon SLT Cookie II Location: (fourth Sunday of the month)-NEW:  Infinite Metaverse Alliance, organization for the metaverse.Want to try Halcyon?  Infinite Metaverse Alliance test grid IMA on G+Cybalounge updated: now with voice!OSCC presentation videos availableCRASH! Site, the musical under development by people like usMal Burns: Inworld ReviewTry a browser-based virtual worldSelby’s daily news collection:  Virtual worlds are real   Virtual Outworlding news collection Events on the Hypergrid: HYPEventsEntertainment on the HypergridHYPERGRID EVENTSDestination guide: OpenSimWorldOpensim AAM Virtual PerformersSign of the Kite WELCOME TO SEANCHAI LIBRARIESVirtual world G+ communities:  Communities virtual worlds G+MOSES software developmentIn a virtual world, your deodorant never fails.*********************************************Writers like to talk with other writers.  They may talk marketing and learn about new marketing methods.  They may talk problems and get suggestions.  They may talk ideas and get brainstorming.  They may talk about anything and feel a part of a writing community. But how far is it to the nearest writing community?  Can you find one near you?  You can find more than one writers community in virtual worlds.  And that is as near as your computer.  Here is the one that I am in:The writing communities of virtual worlds: Nara’s NookHG Safari, week 119 Nara Nook, the writers colony on the hypergridI used to be in the Short Poetry Library community also, but had to give it up because of time pressures.  The Short Poetry Workshop has been meeting on Cookie (in the virtual world of Second Life) for nine years.Very virtual Short Poetry LibraryA short note from the Short Poetry WorkshopTo get into virtual worlds nowNMA low tech entry path for starting in Hypergrid. HGProjectYes, that is complicated.  It is as simple as we can make it now.But it is too complicated to be easy by people who have not done it.Web-worlds comingWe will soon be able to make it much simpler.We can meet in a web-world.  That is a world on a web page.A world in a browser, as described at the top of the page. You go to the web page, choose an avatar, enter a name, and enter.  For some things, you will have to register first. Web-worlds change the focus of virtual worlds from grids to interests.You go to a web page because it has something of interest to you.It is just like when you subscribe to Writer’s Digest.You don’t subscribe because you want a magazine.  You subscribe because you want to read about writing.You can go to a web-world page because you want to find out about writing.That page may have a lot of information and ads about writing.It may even have an ad for Writer’s Digest.But you will go there to talk to other people about writing.Web-worlds drawing audienceThe thing that will draw people is a web-world full of people.Not just any people, but people interested in talking about writing.Yes, you can talk to people in a web-world, just like you talk to them in your living room.  Some would be aspiring writers wanting to learn the trade.Some would be published writers ready to talk about their books.  Some would be publishers looking for new authors.Some would be schools, looking for students.  Many would have flat ads on the same web page or on the same web site.Flat ads are nowhere near as interesting as people, but they work 24/7.And flat ads are better at taking credit cards.  Links that may be of interest to writersNon-Fiction WritersThe Writers CommunityWriters, musicians, artists and more!Blogging in virtual worlds. How to… SummaryThe writing communities of the virtual worlds. What do they offer to writers?**********************************************************************************News and NotesThe Hypergrid WIP ShowThe Hypergrid WIP is a one hour “show & tell” of works in progress or recently completed. Everyone is invited.  Building, scripting, promotion, entertainment– whatever you are working on.Selby will be doing test video capture of presentations in voice.  These may be posted on YouTube.-Presentations are in voice and text.  For text presentations, best bring the text in a notecard and paste it into chat.  Voice presentations may be captured in video.  Stills and videos from the show may appear in this blog and elsewhere.Next WIP showNext WIP show: Sun. Feb. 26, Noon SLT Cookie II Location: (fourth Sunday of the month)Pandora Location: (second Sunday of the month)Pandora allows presenters to run high threat OSSL functions.world.narasnook.com:8900Put the line above in your World Map next to Find.  Click Find. TPAt Narasnook, use World Map to search for PandoraCookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TPgrid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II in Kitely: paste into Nav (top) bar of Firestorm, Enter.hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II/68/369/22Previous Articles from the WIP show Glimpses of Hypergrid Work-in-Progress (WIP) showWIP Show: How to with NPC, Nara Malone. Storytelling of the futureWIP on Cookie II, Kitely, 9/20 Dolls, Discos, and DiscussionWIP August 23, A conversation about being creativeThe WIP show, 7/18/2015: Virtual mobile art by Lucy AfarensisWIP Show at Hobo Sandbox on Cookie II, KitelyWIP Show, works in progress on the Hypergrid June 3, 2015Hypergrid WIP meeting. The creatives of the hypergrid************************************Entertainment on the Hypergrid, a G+ community   HYPERGRID EVENTS   Hypergrid

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