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  • Ryan 21:59 on 20/05/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Media Archaeology 11Working With Other People’s Photos
    Date & Time: Friday 22 May 6:30-7:30pm & Saturday 23 May 10:30 – 11:30am (Same content both days. Pick whichever is most convenient)
    Location: Ama Ree’s Studio @ Nostradamus-1

  • Edie 14:39 on 15/05/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Storytelling w Avatars Starts Noon Sunday!

    New 4-week class Storytelling w Avatars starts Sunday! Collaborations between Writers, Photographers, Avatar Designers & World Builders!

    Join us!


  • astrid 23:00 on 05/05/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Photo Essay 

    Hi there. So Feels has sent in a clever little photo essay for MU/Stories. Check it out! http://mediciuniversity.co.uk/creativity/long-distance-relationship-a-photo-essay-by-feelsempty/

  • astrid 06:51 on 05/05/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Pearl’s Poem 

    Everybody if you haven’t yet, go check out Pearlgrey’s poem on MU/Stories


  • astrid 15:40 on 29/04/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    New Poem at Mu/Stories 

    Our lovely Neeva has a poem up on MU/Stories, go check it out 😉 If you didnt get that, it is here.

    • Izzy 17:05 on 29/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks Astrid ‘n Neeva! Supa’awesome!

      In case anyone hasn’t heard, Astrid is the New Associate Editor for MU/Creativity’s New section MU/Stories!

      You can go straight to MU/Stories here:

      • astrid 17:55 on 29/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

        ahem, thats new ‘sexy associate editor’ to you.

      • wendz tempest 00:33 on 30/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

        waves at the new ultra smashin supa sexified’ Director! (couldn’t resist)

    • Neeva 19:53 on 29/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      I think the official title is “Supa’sexy associate editor”

  • astrid 20:35 on 28/04/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Free Online Writing Course 

    Hi there. Elle brought this to our attention a couple of weeks ago, but I wanted to remind everyone that The Open University is offering a free creative writing course online for the month of May (it began yesterday). There are a few things to do each week (5 minute video, short paragraph to read, and writing exercises – with opportunity to post them for feedback), totaling around 3 hours. You can join or leave at any time, and aren’t compelled to finish each section if you want to jump around. I am going to give it a shot. I’m a little busy for getting into it hardcore, but I’d like to keep the creative juices flowing. If you’d like to join here is a link https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/start-writing-fiction and maybe you can share your written exercises on MU/Stories?? 😉


    • Art 06:02 on 29/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      I completed this course just before getting involved with MU. Its fantastic! And very flexible how involved you want to get. I will say that realistically I spent much more time with the course than their estimation, but I was doing all the tasks and reading/responding to other peoples work daily. Definitely an enriching experience and there are loads of other great courses too!

    • astrid 15:42 on 29/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Awesome! Glad to hear some positive feedback from someone who has done it before!

    • Oona 15:34 on 01/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

      This looks like a great course. Thank you for reminding us Astrid! 🙂 🙂 If I wasn’t so anti-writing I might actually get my act together. hehe

      • astrid 21:25 on 01/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

        LOL Oona, you are in the creative writing department. I think it’s just so easy to get distracted!

  • Ryan 20:31 on 18/04/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Blogs ARE 4 Writers!

    Hiya MU Creative Writers! I know some of you might think a blog is the wrong place for your work. I’d like to suggest thinking about one as a great place to publish your creative writing!


    • Pearl Grey 21:14 on 18/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for posting this Good Ryan.

      I think MU people are writing and simply not sharing. Maybe that’s because we all have a lot to do and feel shy about pointing people in the direction of our writing because they are so busy.

      I’ve only been to two Wednesday night Crit classes and the impression I got was that it was for things that can be rezzed like 3D objects. I felt sad about it for a while.

      I have notebooks with writing, typed documents and also find that a WP blog is a great place to stash projects under the radar.

      Some of the people who’ve contributed pieces to my Story Board project don’t consider themselves to be writers yet have written wonderfully. I am hoping that seeing their stories and poems published there will be encouraging to them.

      In my Medici University journal at WP is a category for Creative Writing and I have a few pieces stashed there. They aren’t being read, which is fine. There’s a separate blog for some of my virtual reality creative writing here:

      I have a good guess who said “blogging is for losers” and thankfully that writer won’t ever be reading my in-need-of-editing short pieces of creative writing. When people aren’t safe to pass through good on their way to great, it is a loss.

      I doubt that I’m the only one keeping creative writing low-key. Reading takes time, longer than glancing at a photo for sure.

      • Ryan 22:45 on 18/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

        Hiya Pearl!

        I should have specified that YOU and Paypabak are each writing enough to count for a whole department!! My comments were so not about you!!

        As for crit class, not to speak for the past or current facilitator, but I’ve always understood it as a place to present any work. Just as there probably isn’t time to TP to some whole other region and look at Bryn Oh’s latest full-sim installations, obviously there wouldn’t be time to read a whole novel or even a chapter of one. But a short story or a few pages of something longer would work.

        And for sure it’d be great to have the writing department reading each other’s work. I know that’s been talked about by several people, but perhaps not ever fully launched.

        If you can think of a better way to share content, let’s do it! I’m sure MU/Creativity would be happy to help. There have been many MU/C posts on individual artists, but there could also be one on the Writing Department itself, with mini-bios of the participants and some short samples of their work with links to longer.

        While it’s not enough all by itself, for sure we should try to be sure to have more peeps websites linked on the URLopolis page:

    • Paypabak Writer 19:11 on 20/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      I have a group tag that reads “Tumblr Jourmalist” that makes me smile because I think it’s an oxymoron. Tumblr, I’ve been told, is not for extended writing. Most of my posts are extended. I guess I’m just not reading the rules or don’t give a shit. Or both. (Not supposed to use fragments as sentences, either, I’ve been told.) I write because I feel more or less compelled to do so and blogging fits my compulsion like the latex I love to wear in SL even though in first life I am more likely wearing something loose and well worn.

    • Oona 00:11 on 21/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      I love that people post links to their latest posts here. Please don’t stop, and if you don’t please start. 🙂

  • Pearl Grey 06:23 on 12/03/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    The First Four Photo/Story Collaborations 

    Neeva Torok, Veyot, Paypabak Writer and Elle Thorkveld have each written something to go with some photographs I took. I’ve organized each entry into it’s own page on my MU blog. Here’s the link to the first one; the other three are in the next posts when you scroll forward.

    Everyone is welcome to participate. It can be in any medium. The original instructions are in a post I linked to here a few days ago titled Invitation to Collaborate.

    • Neeva 18:01 on 12/03/2015 Permalink | Reply

      That worked really well Pearl! I loved seeing the different things everyone saw in your pictures. Elle’s story is very hiku-like, Veyot and paypabak each add their own rich imaginations. The way you gave each version it’s own post really frames each collaboration better now.

  • Paypabak Writer 14:53 on 27/02/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    New lecture on Tools of the Trade:


    Read there, discuss here!

  • Izzy 12:17 on 12/02/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Creative Writing Department 

    M E D I C I U N I V E R S I T Y

    Office of The Provost

    Dear Annah, Astrid, Diptheria, Glad, Laney, Oona, Ravensong, Wendz & Paypabak,

    I’m pleased to inform you that the 9 of you comprise the largest department at MU!
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    • Paypabak Writer 14:25 on 12/02/2015 Permalink | Reply

      While I definitely agree with the advice “Read,” I think “Write” is even more important. I will follow your instructions. I have a post on my approach to blogging in SL in polish mode, but I will also pay attention to MU Talk. Now that I seem to have conquered Word Press’s Fortress of Password protocols, I will spend time here as well as inworld.

    • Ananda Crystal 19:02 on 12/02/2015 Permalink | Reply

      here is my wattpad page if anyone would like to read a few little short, short stories. http://www.wattpad.com/user/tlynnbrown66

      I’d be up to getting together for writing sprints if anyone is interested!

    • Pearl Grey 20:58 on 12/02/2015 Permalink | Reply

      I would like to be included please. My interdisciplinary Arts study is partially Creative Writing.

      I’m not quite ready to share my writing just yet. (My SL WordPress blog isn’t where I put my stash.) My strategy is to just write first, then study and edit, repetitively.

      I’d be more than happy to read the work of others.

  • Izzy 18:21 on 02/02/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Aurelia-1 Annah Leah 

    Black and white photo of Annah Leah's  writing studio at Medici University.

    Annah Leah’s studio at MU:Aurelia:1. Annah is with our Creative Writing Program.

    First on our Medici University Campus Directory is Annah Leah, from Creative Writing, at MU:Aurelia:1. You can visit Annah’s flickr and we hope to be able to share some of her writing very soon!

    • Ananda Crystal 06:28 on 03/02/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Here is a link to some of my short short stories. I had friends give me writing prompts and I never had a clue what they might be. The results turned out pretty good though. Hope you all enjoy! http://www.wattpad.com/user/tlynnbrown66

      • rmarie 21:59 on 03/02/2015 Permalink | Reply

        WOW. “The Man on the Park Bench.” Thank you !

    • Ananda Crystal 06:23 on 04/02/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Glad you liked it rmarie! That is my favorite.

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