It’s Time for Lifeboat Drills

The new site is almost ready to launch.  We’re currently working on setting up a static front page.  There will then be four blog pages.  One for each of the four main groups.  We may add more later but, to begin with, we will be using these categories:

  1. Fiction
  2. Non-Fiction
  3. Poetry
  4. Multi-media

As the Steering Committee, we think everyone can fit into these four divisions.  Each one will be further divided as time goes on and we will probably add Editorial and  Technical later for those of us interested in the mechanics of it all.  For now, though, we want to concentrate on the writing.

So what we need from each of you now is to choose which of the above four categories you feel fits your writing best.  I know we have all kinds of fiction writers from Mystery to SciFi/Fantasy and KidLit.  We’ll be breaking that down eventually. 

Although we know that Inspirational writing can be either Fiction or Non-fiction, for now we are putting it in the non-fiction section.  If your inspirational writing is mostly fiction, and you aren’t comfortable with signing up for non-fiction, then go ahead and put your name in the Fiction group, there will be an Inspirational section there eventually.

Multi-media will also cover a wide range, from Photography and Scripts to Podcasting, and it will be broken down later as well.

If you write song lyrics, you can join either the Poetry or the Multi-Media group.  Personally, I’d say Poetry if you only write the words, Multi-Media if you also do the music.  But that’s just my opinion, the decision is up to you.

For now, just choose from the above four so that we can start setting up the Forums and discussion groups.

We are planning to create a montage of the people in each group to use as the header for their blog page. Before we can move on with this project we need you to send us a favorite picture of yourself and tell us which group you identify with most.  The photo should be, at least 600 pix wide.  If you already have something suitable on your bio, just let us know that and give us your choice of the four groups.

Just click the link and drop us an email, with the picture attached, ASAP please.  We’re looking forward to an exciting cruise.

8 comments for “It’s Time for Lifeboat Drills

  1. August 31, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Done! Let me know if there are any problems.

  2. September 2, 2012 at 10:48 am

    The photo with my bio is fine. Poetry, please. Thanks.


  3. September 5, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Hi — this looks like a great initiative — is it too late to join? I’d be interested in the Fiction category. I cannot figure out how to register or join the community here, let me know. Thanks 🙂

    • Linda G Hatton
      September 6, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      Hi Brinda,
      Thank you for your interest and excitement. I have sent a private message to your email regarding how and when you can join.
      Thank you,
      Linda G Hatton
      –The Steering Committee

  4. juliatomiak
    September 6, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Done! I’ve sent my info in an email – thanks for including the handy link.

  5. Heather Button
    September 7, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Loving the new look, I’ll send you an email tonight with my info. Looking forward to this!

  6. September 10, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Exciting! I love the new look. 🙂

  7. romellebroas
    September 11, 2012 at 1:05 am

    My link didn’t work. Can you add me to the fiction group, please. My bio picture is fine to use. Thank you, Melody!

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