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Creative Writing and the Author/Reader Relationship[edit source]

It's my intent to create articles exploring the bond, expectations, and interactions between an author and their reader.

  • What is an ethical writing process?
  • What does a reader of a book or article expect?
  • What moral obligations exist on either side?
  • How does a author create a real bond with their reader?
  • What have authors said about these questions in the past?

Stanistani 05:57, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

Created a stub in userspace to begin. StaniStani  00:35, 12 August 2010 (UTC)
The Author and Reader Partnership

Found blog comments, papers, and references[edit source]

The Journey of Reading

The Integrity Partnership Between Author and Reader

Textual Discourse and Reader Interaction
(Portions of this paper discuss how there is an interactive, not passive role for the reader)

Conversation with a Text

A plain horse and wagon  StaniStani  22:10, 16 August 2010 (UTC) Some more: [Nature of Communication between Author and Reader - Tolstoy]

  • Dig up 'Raise High the Roof beam, Carpenters' by Salinger and list what he said about 'the general reader' StaniStani  17:32, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

Start[edit source]

Maybe you could start a page in the main namespace and link to it from Collaborative writing. The idea that an author has "moral obligations" can be explored in many directions depending on the type of writing. When I write as a scientist I have the obligation to present data fairly, not use trickery to reach unjustified conclusions and try to help the reader understand our world. When I write fiction I feel an obligation to entertain the reader and bring the reader to an interesting destination. Is your question about ethical writing a general question or are you particularly interested in one type of writing? --JWSchmidt 23:05, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

Although the question is fairly general, my focus is fiction, emphasis on popular culture, and in particular these genres of fiction: Mystery, Horror, Science Fiction. I'm still working out how to build a learning resource here, and appreciate your assistance. Questions about procedure and formatting will follow. StaniStani  15:10, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
I have a special interest in science fiction, but I'm intrigued by the idea that software like wiki can radically change the creation of fiction...collaborative fiction writing is probably a page that Wikiversity should have. Science Fiction Challenge has a fairly narrow focus that aims to combine my interests in science and science fiction. My advice is: be bold and start a page...we can learn by doing while developing the page. If needed, the page can have its name changed in the future. --JWSchmidt 17:24, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
Writing with Technology intrigues me. I have developed a number of practical (and not-so-practical) methods for using technology to write in cooperation with others, although not collaboration per se. I have a forum, I have used free wikis that allow you to create a private shared space, and have even passed around a memory stick with a word processor and a document on it. StaniStani  19:50, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
The Writing with technology page could use some attention. It would be useful to have sets of links to interesting existing online examples of websites that attract writers and readers...there are so many that I'm rather overwhelmed by all the experiments that are in progress. I suspect that there is too much fragmentation and dilution, but getting two readers or writers to agree on anything is often not easy...real collaboration is very rare. Are there trends? Is it possible to point to specific technology tools that are doing the most good? --JWSchmidt 21:37, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
I will start a page. I will in the next couple of days define the title, terms, theme, and write a short introduction, then lay out an outline to research. StaniStani  17:34, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

A Hiatus[edit source]

Due to a series of real-life events, which will reduce my online time, I am placing this project of mine on a back burner. I hope to begin again in January. StaniStani  22:07, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

I intend to create a new learning project over the weekend, possibly entitled Creative Writing and the Author-Reader Relationship. Working title. I'm new at all this, so forgive any stumbles. I've been wanting to start this for months. StaniStani  21:51, 14 January 2011 (UTC)
Possible section subtitles:
  • "Flights of Fancy and ROTFLMAO."
  • "Atrocious Song Parodies and Projectile Vomiting."
  • "Textual Wallucinations and Induced Comas."
Caprice 22:11, 14 January 2011 (UTC)
Good to see you again, Moulton. StaniStani  22:30, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

I will see you all later on. I have to clean up the last bits of my day job's work. StaniStani  22:30, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Use of an Internet Discussion Forum for Collaborative Writing[edit source]

I will be using a phpBB3 forum I administer to gather authors who will collaborate on a science fiction novel. Methods, communication resources, and results will be recorded on Wikiversity in a space linked to Collaborative writingStaniStani  01:11, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

My initiative was somewhat delayed by family and health problems. I am relaunching Project Reset on Often Inspired with an opening date of June 1st, 2011. StaniStani  23:28, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

Add business problems caused by a comatose economy. :( StaniStani  07:32, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

This Talk Page[edit source]

I will remove any remarks from this page about political Wikidrama, no matter who posts them. Thanks! StaniStani  06:28, 26 January 2011 (UTC)