And that’s exactly what we’re doing here at Write on Edge. We’re evaluating what we do, and figuring out how we can do it better.
Your response to Cam’s post on Monday was both thoughtful and insightful—exactly the type of constructive critique we’ve come to expect from our community.
And now? We’re taking your advice to heart. The most major change that you’ll notice is that we are discontinuing our Tuesday memoir link-up, RemembeRED.
Why are we doing this? Because we would rather do one thing really well than do two things halfway.
Our hope is that in focusing on one weekly link-up, Red Writing Hood, everybody will have more time to write, to reflect on the prompt, and to respond to each other in a timely fashion.
“But I only write memoir!” you say. Well, let me make this clear, and I apologize for shouting: RED WRITING HOOD IS FOR MEMOIR AND FICTION! YOU CAN HAZ NON FICTION!
Ahem. We will be diligent when we write our Red Writing Hood Prompts (which, as always, will be announced on Tuesday, and linked on Friday) to make them friendly for both memoir AND fiction. You choose. Some editors will probably write fiction. Others, such as yours truly, will usually link up memoir.
Not convinced? Look at this week’s Red Writing Hood Prompt, and see how it lends itself to both memoir and fiction. After all, great writing is great writing. What you write isn’t important. Do you make us cry? Laugh? Think? That’s what matters.
Additionally, we’re creating specific themes for each day of the week. This will help the editorial team play to our strengths, as well as set up a framework for the community.
Mondays will focus on The Writer’s Life: the emotional and mental elements of our craft.
On Tuesdays, we will reveal the Red Writing Hood prompt for the Friday link-up, as well as highlight members of our community.
On Wednesdays, we will discuss The Tools of Writing, including our Read on Edge book club.
On Thursday, we will look through the Publishing Lens, sharing thoughts on all all things related to longer works and publishing.
On Friday, we will celebrate our creativity with our weekly link-up, Red Writing Hood. Please note that per your request, the link will be live starting at midnight Friday morning.
Our Weekend Linky will remain on Saturday morning.
We truly value your feedback. Please let us know your thoughts about this, and we thank you for taking the time and effort to support this community, and create a very special corner of the Internet.