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by Mike Murphy
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 10:27 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Heading needed?
Replies: 4
Views: 2361

Re: Heading needed?

How about we put notices about new resources/competitions etc in the Getting Published section with a note that details of this are available in the Resources section? It would require two entries but might be more practical. The first post would disappear over time but the second would remain finda...
by Mike Murphy
Tue, 29 Mar 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Heading needed?
Replies: 4
Views: 2361

Heading needed?

When I was uploading information about new publication and competition opportunities I was not sure where to put them so lumped them under getting published. I know there is a resources page with a heading for competitions, but that is a static thing and an entry there does not necessarily alert mem...
by Mike Murphy
Sun, 27 Mar 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Notices
Topic: Forum Enhancements
Replies: 35
Views: 5583

Re: Forum Enhancements

To remove a misconception, I am not a teacher of writing but a writer who studies writing techniques and processes and likes talking about them with other writers so that I can learn more and improve my writing. If Star is right and others come to this forum for therapeutic reasons, the priority bec...
by Mike Murphy
Sat, 26 Mar 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Notices
Topic: Forum Enhancements
Replies: 35
Views: 5583

Re: Forum Enhancements

At the Rockingham Writers Centre at which I was (until a week ago) the Convenor, the most active and successful writers were romance writers. The Romance Writers Association is one of the most active and its members, via their web-site and regular conferences, are some of the most knowledgeable I ha...
by Mike Murphy
Wed, 23 Mar 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Notices
Topic: Forum Enhancements
Replies: 35
Views: 5583

Re: Forum Enhancements

I hate emoticons that pop up when I don't want them. Those were meant to be paranthetical dot points.
by Mike Murphy
Wed, 23 Mar 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Notices
Topic: Forum Enhancements
Replies: 35
Views: 5583

Re: Forum Enhancements

We don't seem to have a high usage rate in the main forum at present. I think feedback surveys are a priority. My gut feeling is that a lot of people come here looking for motivation/support when they start writing. They possibly drop away if (a) they don't find that motivation/support (b) did not r...
by Mike Murphy
Tue, 08 Mar 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Group Story?
Replies: 2
Views: 2019

Re: Group Story?

I had a look at the story and thought it had gone off down a path I wasn't interested in following. Is the aim to write a real short story? If so each post should be a logical development from the one before without any unexpected twists and turns so early in the piece. I don't know if that can be d...
by Mike Murphy
Tue, 08 Mar 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Useful website
Replies: 5
Views: 1817

Useful website

A writer friend has introduced me to BetterNovelProject.com. So far I have looked at the section on writing a good blurb but if the rest is as good as that it could be a very useful site to have among your favourites.
by Mike Murphy
Sat, 05 Mar 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Overseas writing tours
Replies: 0
Views: 806

Overseas writing tours

The Australian Writers Centre is offering the following overseas workshop tours Writing in Paris with Patti Miller Northern Spring: Wednesday 18 May to Friday 3 June 2016 Northern Autumn: Thursday 20 October to Saturday 5 November 2016 Writing in Oxford with Kate Forsyth Sunday 19 to Monday 27 June ...
by Mike Murphy
Sat, 05 Mar 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Notices
Topic: Forum Permissions
Replies: 9
Views: 1817

Re: Forum Permissions

It's there now. Perhaps I've got some sort of selective myopia that sees things some times but not others.

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