Monday, October 24, 2005


Novel-writing and novel-writing workshop in an online world...

The multi-talented Jeffrey Gomez (co-winner of the 2005 Second Life Game Developers contest) has concocted a scheme to bring an unofficial chapter of National Novel Writing Month-- a marathon contest to write 50,000 words of a novel in November-- into Second Life. To add some firepower to that wildly ambitious project, he's bringing NWN pal Cory Doctorow back in-world to host a virtual workshop and pep-talk, and partnering up with the esteemed folks at Always Black, perhaps best known for spearheading the New Games Journalism movement.

Full details at Gomez's Second Life Writing Wiki here.

Always Black, by the way, has an in-world library that houses their writing and artwork, which is worth a visit if only for the striking design of the building itself. Resident architecture critic Chip Poutine has a write-up of the space on his blog, Virtual Surbubia, right here.

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Rockin... nice work Jeffrey!

Posted by: Satchmo Prototype at Oct 24, 2005 8:07:47 PM


Why cant it be an author I like /cry

Like ... well she has no time for such things but Le Ly Hayslip! Her story touched me! And can't it be more educational than a guy writing literature....that well makes no sense?

I think peace is a better lesson. But, meh.


Posted by: Ayame Sapeur at Oct 25, 2005 7:49:52 PM