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www.writersco.com




What is Writersco?
Writersco is a community built around the love of writing. Whether your discipline is plays or poetry, novels or essays: Writersco has a little something for everyone. There are regular contests on all kinds of themes to test your skills and wit. Writersco is also fitted with a simple and effective system to showcase your works.

Why should I join as a writer/reader/roleplayer/agent?
As a writer you can have other writers go through your work, helping you grow, learn and find an agent. As a reader you can scout your new favourite authors and become personal friends with them. Roleplayers have complete control over their own adventures and can find some idea here that normally wouldn't be thought of. Agents can find prospective new blood in the writing world.

What else does Writersco offer?
Writersco has a lot of features, many of them the same as Elftown. As well as those you're familiar with, Writersco has a new system for uploading writings.
Writersco is set up so members can upload work to the Writings Area, a place specifically for original writings to be displayed. Each member gets a Writing Area and complete control over it: there they can put up poems, short stories or even novels.
The wiki pages are still there so you can create contests or information pages. Fan-Fiction is only allowed on wiki pages with proper copyright notices.

Writersco also allows users the option to Rate the writings so members (and non-members if the author allows it) can give their opinions




I have unanswered questions!
Please comment below or message one of the contacts, we'll be more than happy to help.

How do I join?
Go to www.writersco.com and fill out the application or message a contact below with your email address for an invite.




Contacts

[font] - Site Boss
[Kiddalee] - Writing Boss
[Valient Tragedies] - Member Boss
[ArchangelGabriel] - Member Moderator

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2005-06-19 [font]: You have stories uploaded on EW... and anyone can read those, so what is the difference if you upload them to WritersCo

2005-06-19 [Kelaria]: I would take them off of ET

2005-06-19 [..Gone..]: I have a question. Do you have to have a certain amount of your writinsg done?

2005-06-19 [ArchangelGabriel]: Theres nopoint getitng an account if you've done nothing... Although saying that i have yet to upload much. I'm still working on my stuff...

2005-06-19 [font]: You can become a member and upload one piece of writing, then more later... You can upload writing that you are still writing and mark it as Work In Progress.

2005-06-19 [..Gone..]: Because I only have bits and pieces and chapters...

2005-06-19 [font]: Well you could always upload those and ask for opinions or seek advice in the forums

2005-06-19 [..Gone..]: So basically anyone who has even just a little writings can join?

2005-06-19 [font]: exactly

2005-06-20 [Doormat]: Does poetry count?

2005-06-20 [pixish]: yes :-)

2005-06-26 [Kirikale]: Pertaining to the copyright discussion above, have you ever heard of the poor man's copyright system? Its a cheap way to be able to prove a story or other work is truly yours without paying money for the government to do it. Just print a copy of your work, put it in an envelope, and mail it back to yourself. When you get it, don't open it. The postmark is proof that you wrote it before that time. The optimal time to do this would be before you have put any of it online or showed people, to make sure that nobody can dispute your claim to copyright by saying it was their idea after reading it. Um... did that make sense?

2005-06-26 [Kelaria]: yeah we already talked about that...

2005-06-26 [Kirikale]: Ah, my bad- I didn't see that up there. >_< Don't I feel like an ass now. 

2005-06-26 [Kelaria]: aww! you shouldnt! I dont read all the earlier comments sometimes :P

2005-06-26 [Phoxx]: see the URL above, poor man's copyright turns out to be not as effective as thought. It's not proof in court anyway, cause you can mail yourself an empty envelope and put the writing in afterwards and seal it.  By the way, what are Berne countries? Cause the copyright rules above are for Berne countries only, and I'm not sure I'm in one...

2005-06-27 [ArchangelGabriel]: Ther berne convention certainly covers most MEDCs, so europe, north america, australia... Intrestingly copyright rules are that 'the book cannot be sold, traded or lent in any binding other than the one in which it was published.' which means it is illegal to sell a book without its cover. Intresting eh?

2005-06-27 [ArchangelGabriel]: Ah, here is a list of countries under the burne convention: http://www.wipo.int/treaties/en/ShowResults.jsp?lang=en&amp;treaty_id=15 . Apparently there are 159 out of a possible (depending on the source) either 189, 191, or 192 countries (possibly even 266: http://ask.yahoo.com/ask/20010105.html - take your pick) who are in it

2005-06-27 [font]: A book can't be sold without a cover as this means the publisher or writer will not earn royalties from the sale.

2005-06-27 [pixish]: oooh! Fun Facts!

2005-06-28 [Phoxx]: wow thanx for all digging into it for me! :)

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