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How valuable is a writer’s group?

As has been requested (endlessly) EK's Star Log is returning to the internet. You can still read the original archive here... https://eelkat.wordpress.com 

The reason you couldn't find it is because I set it to private un-index mode, meaning it no longer shows up in Google search results and can only be accessed by a direct link.

Meaning, if you didn't have the url for it, no amount of searching for it would tell you how to find it. Anyone who had the url could still access it though.

I had set it to private September 23, 2013, intending to move each page here to EelKat.com... however, November 14, 2013, after only moving about 30 pages, I was beaten up and left paralyzed for 5 months, then spent 18 months relearning to walk. I am still crippled and have limited mobility.

Below is one of the blog posts that originally appeared on EK's Star Log. The original articles are still online but no longer indexed in Google. Links to the original article, are included with this post, as is the original posting date. Clicking the links will take you to the original site, where you can see the old Space Dock 13 website still online. Space Dock 13 as it looked when hosted on WordPress from 2003 to 2013.



How valuable is a writer’s group?

Here's an old fan favorite. The original forum post got 173,000 likes, and resulted in a mass flood of traffic to my blog. Here it is, the original question I was asked, my original answer... and the forum troll's response, with my response to the troll.

Enjoy!

~EelKat (May 28, 2017)


How valuable is a writer’s group if all the writers are unpublished other than self-publishing or unpaid outlets?

Posted on Sunday, December 16, 2012 | Comments Off

“HOW VALUABLE IS A WRITER’S GROUP IF ALL THE WRITERS ARE UNPUBLISHED OTHER THAN SELF-PUBLISHING OR UNPAID OUTLETS? WRITING STORIES THAT OTHER UNPUBLISHED AUTHORS ENJOY IS A FINE THING, BUT IS NOT EVIDENCE THAT THE STORIES THEMSELVES ARE FINE THINGS. ONE OF THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS I FACE IS THE PUBLISHED AUTHORS (AS IN PUBLISHED BY A LEGIT, TRADITIONAL PUBLISHER) ARE  FEW AND FAR BETWEEN. THERE ARE LOTS OF SUCCESSFUL (DEFINED AS SELLING ENOUGH COPIES TO MAKE A FEW THOUSAND DOLLARS) SELF-PUBLISHED AUTHORS OUT THERE. MY GOAL IS NOT TO IMPRESS OTHER UNPUBLISHED AUTHORS, BUT TO IMPRESS SOMEBODY IN A POSITION TO SIGN A CONTRACT OR WRITE A CHECK. IF THAT ROLE IS NOT REPRESENTED IN THE DISCUSSION, THEN WHAT IS THE REAL BANKABLE VALUE OF MY PARTICIPATION?”











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