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RE: Introducing The Ink Well – A Curie Curated Creative Writing Community

in The Ink Well4 years ago

Hi @raj808,
This is exciting. Finally, a dedicated home for writers. Often (always) I hesitate to post a story unless it is connected to a contest. But many of the contests are tailored to specific guidelines. It would be nice to just write, to get an idea and go with it, and to know there will be a home, a place for that piece. It feels less cold than posting outside of a community.
Thanks for taking the initiative. Wishing you (all of us) success.
I've never posted on @steempeak. Have to check that out and expand my blogging horizons.
Good luck!!

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Ditto that - Thank you for creating this community @raj808 and @stormlight24!
The Well does have archetypal connotations - a continuing source, a cradle, font, fountain, fountainhead, origin, root, seedbed, spring, wellspring - and a bottomless well of ink for the writer promises a Muse that keeps supplying inspiration and ideas. I love the image you conjured - hot air balloon rising, verdant landscape.

Can you imagine joining that writers group --The Inklings--with C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien? Well, we've got Raj and the Ink Well!

Now I've got that group the Ink Spots playing in my mind. Pull up a chair, grab a mug, and let's percolate some stories for the Ink Well!

Milton Drake's words join Ben Oakland's music.

THE JAVA JIVE

I love coffee, I love tea
I love the java jive and it loves me
Coffee and tea and the jivin and me
A cup, a cup, a cup, a cup, a cup!

I love java, sweet and hot
Whoops! Mr. Moto, I'm a coffee pot
Shoot me the pot and I'll pour me a shot
A cup, a cup, a cup, a cup, a cup!

The Well does have archetypal connotations - a continuing source, a cradle, font, fountain, fountainhead, origin, root, seedbed, spring, wellspring - and a bottomless well of ink for the writer.

This 1000X Carol.

It is my hope that The Ink Well can becomes a place for sharing, and mutual support for the creative writers on steem leading by example to draw those who've left back.

I truly believe that the fictioneers (I love that made up word 😉) and poets bring so much unique and interesting creativity to the steem blockchain.

Your writing is great Carol and we're proud to have you over at the ink well.... But it does mean you'll have to write some fiction again soon to post here 😉

P.s. I know you're a technophobe so if you need any help learning how to post to communities please reach out to me in discord and I'll show you step by step. Once you've learned the process it isn't that difficult to be honest.

Thank you Raj - I have tried steempeak and countless apps, and all of them scare me off when they require permissions to do this, that, and the other. I need to get with the program. Thanks for offering to help, and for all your kind words!

Steempeak is so easy to post to communities and then share it on your blog. It is literally a six step process once you're signed in, and very similar to using steemit.

Have you used steempeak to point where you're signed in and written a post?

The only reason I'm asking is that the old system where you tag a post with the name of the community will not work to actually post in a community anymore.

But, with a very small amount of learning, you can do it with these four steps:

  1. sign in to steempeak
  2. click the create post button
  3. write the post exactly like you would in steemit
  4. click the drop down menu at the top right where it says 'write a new post in...' and you will get a list of all the communities you have subscribed too and your blog.
  5. Choose the community you want to post too.
  6. Click publish
  7. to then publish it on your blog (as it will now only be published on the community page) simply resteem the post you've just published.

It's not that hard, and once you get used to it that's all you really need to know.

Those are very helpful instructions. Even I can follow them, I think :)

Isn't it wonderful? Reminds me of the coffee shop in Greenwich Village years ago where I used to have French fries with a classmate. Congenial, and chock full of people with interesting things to say.

It would be nice to just write, to get an idea and go with it, and to know there will be a home, a place for that piece. It feels less cold than posting outside of a community.
Thanks for taking the initiative.

You're most welcome. it's story writers like yourself that have kept the spirit of fiction alive on steem.

It's my fondest hope that The Ink Well becomes a place for sharing, and mutual support for the creative writers on steem leading by example to draw those who've left back.

I truly believe that the fictioneers (I love that made up word 😉) and poets bring so much unique and interesting creativity to the steem blockchain, and I want to help boost these 'niches' into a place of prominence again.

It's great to have you in the community @agmoore

Now that you have a home, like all other creative minds, all you need to do is have an idea, and let yourself write! I'm really glad you like the initiative!

I'm never out of ideas. Realizing them...that's another matter :) I'll be sure to support other members of the community.

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