Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Writing/artist's community

I've had an idea brewing in my head for a few years now about beginning a writing community in the spirit of the Inklings - C.S. Lewis's and Tolkien's group. I've recently been inspired as well by Andrew Peterson's Rabbit Room, which appears to be a kind of community exactly like I envision. It's a conglomeration of singer/songwriters, pastors, and writers who have teamed up to create the site, and use it to post updates about their work and comments about other artists they wish to highlight.

I have a mental shortlist of those who might be interested, most of whom I am related to. I'd love to hear from those of you out there who might wish to join this sort of community where we could share work, get feedback, let each other know about potential venues for our work, and encourage each other in our efforts. Would anyone be interested in such an effort?


  1. Er...only if I'm on your mental list already.

    I may be a writer in denial.
    Are you asking me to do something about it?

    ...and what? That is, what besides interest...courage...commitment... would you need to start something like this? I don't have a lot, but I'll make an effort. If you need me...better grab on to the end of one these statements before it slips out the back door with me.

  2. You were indeed on my mental list. Consider this me grabbing a statement's end.

  3. Hey Jesse, it's a good idea. I know two people who might be interested (besides me)