Intro: For 33 years I was a professional journalist: reporter>editor>managing editor. I founded & ran, for 12 years, a nonprofit dedicated to helping young people write: https://youngwritersproject.org.
Now I focus on my own projects: a novel that has occupied my mind for 18 years; a journalism project: words, sound, images centered on a courageous opioid addict.
I provide editing support to several professionals & young people. I hope to give and receive feedback with you. https:geoffreygevalt.com
Welcome to the instance. It’s quiet here. But that’s why I like it. :)
I’m still getting some website stuff finished up, my first priority, but once that’s done, I could be up for some real exchange this year.
@wion sorry. Missed this. I think my strategy on @writing.exchange will be to share #practices (and hopefully others will share their techniques to improve their writing) and provide and follow links to drafts where I can give and receive feedback longer than 500 characters. So, he said with hope, this instance becomes a way to create a virtual writing/sharing group. A dicey proposition, but worth trying.
FYI, I’m new to fiction (conventional) after career in journalism. (Pic: pre-dawn)
Sounds like good use of the instance.
@gg welcome to Mastodon! :)
Can you tell us more about your novel?
I'd love to have a chat with a professional journalist / writer one day, but I need to organize my notes first! For the last two years I've been investigating how technology is depicted in popular culture and how this affects our world.
@alxd I have bookmarked the link. Thanks.
My novel once centered on a 17-year-old girl living in rural northern New England in 1892. I had done some research about the 1890s & discovered that young girls were often "loaned out" to do chores and "favors" to pay off the father's debts. Dark. When I dove into writing full time, I struggled with it then shifted the story forward 50 years to align with my own lifespan. Bingo. A recent character sketch was also presented on stage. So I'm cookin'