Welcome to Writers Talkback. If you are a new user, your account will have to be approved manually to prevent spam. Please bear with us in the meantime
In an effort to keep Talkback tidy and structured, we're thinking of changing the categories slightly, but I wanted to hear everybody's thoughts before changing anything.
"Members general chat" is by far the most popular category at the moment, I suspect because the comments are not public, but that makes that category rather a mixed bag and finding a particular thread can be difficult.
Let me know what you think about these suggestions, particularly as to what should and shouldn't be private:
Introduce yourself - Intros, profiles, link your website, etc - PRIVATE THREAD (Exists as "Welcome writers" )
Official postings - forum rules, WM/WN info, etc
Announcements (to incorporate "WN and WM" )
Exercises, critiques - For online exercises or comments on each other's writing PRIVATE THREAD (Exists as "Writing exercises" )
Poetry - Discuss your poetry (Exists as "Writing poetry" )
Writing problems - Where writers help writers with prose problems (Exists as "Writing Problems" )
News and queries- Topics and articles of direct interest to writers, including market information, competitions, and questions about the business of writing (To incorporate existing "Writing queries" and "Writers World" )
Writing tales - Don't be shy, spread your good news, tips, advice and encouragement (to incorporate "Writing successes" and "Writing Tales" )
Reading - Discuss your favourite books, articles, and other writing (Exists as "Writers and Readers" )
Off-topic (ALL PRIVATE)
Writers' Break - jokes, games, links and articles unrelated to writing