Saturday, May 26, 2007

Beta Test Version Ready

The Beta Test Version for the Parallel Writing Project is available for you to check out. I'll describe what you'll find when you visit the web site and the blog, then provide you with the links.


When you click the link below for the web site, you will be taken to the temporary start page (the rest of the new web site is coming soon!). Click the link there to see the mock-up of the Parallel Writing Project.

You will see a page of text explaining details about the project for first-time visitors. This page will be changed as far as presentation goes, but the content is the current version. At the bottom of this page are links to the Text Viewer and the Blog Site.

The Text Viewer is the page where you would actually spend your time reading the texts.


I set up generic posts for each writer (A-Z, if that many take part), and for the first writing challenge.

The idea is that you would first read the texts for the current writing challenge on the web site (above), then visit the blog where you would use the list of links on the right side to find the writer or challenge you want to comment on, then post comments under that posting.

The links below will take you to the web site and the blog site. Feel free to explore. Please share any comments here on this blog (Chronicling the Novel...).

I appreciate your comments and suggestions!





Susan Flemming said...

WOW... Adrian, you've really put a lot of thought into how to make this work effectively. I'm looking forward to participating.

Adrian Swift said...

Thanks, Susan! I'm glad you'll be taking part.

By the way, I recently upgraded the site to Geocities Plus, meaning the ads should be gone now. If you visit again, you can see what the viewer looks like without the ads on the side.

I guess I'll leave the site there for a while, so that will be the place to find it.

The next thing to think about is the nature of the challenges themselves.

I'm envisioning a hypothetical novel with scenes we can write at the beginning, then we can jump ahead to certain key scenes at key plot points, and the final scenes.

I'll post again to ask input to help shape that story. That'll be fun!