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Jul 18, 2019 05:24:46

Collaborative Writing

by @basilesamel PATRON | 378 words | 362🔥 | 407💌

Basile Samel

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I have only one vision for 200WaD: the opportunity for everyone to get into a writing habit and improve.
In my opinion, the best way to develop a habit is to create an open community, individuals from all backgrounds sharing the same goal to push each other upward.
Writing circles are not a new concept, but we are the only group of people who put openness and community at the center of our writing experience. No fee to pay, accessible from anywhere, for everyone. Community is truly the core of 200WaD, which is why the current roadmap is designed to prioritize collaborative features.
I want 200WaD to become a place where people can truly write together. Not just a space to receive likes and comments, but also to create together. Think Github for writing.
The question now is, how do we get there? From what I understand by listening to the members here, I need to focus on the social aspect of the website first. Today or tomorrow I'm releasing the official chat of 200WaD - a basic instant communication tool so that everyone can talk in a more casual way in one channel. Then I will add advanced event support to notify the community of what's happening: new milestones, new members, new releases... The goal is to increase the number of interactions between new and confirmed members while keeping the writers motivated to reach and stay in #TeamStreak. Finally, it will be high-time to release the Writing Circles feature to help writers collaborate based on their common interests.
This will be 200WaD 2.0, which will be officially launched before the end of summer.
200WaD 3.0 will focus on collaborative writing - features to create together, including a complete versioning engine where members can suggest improvements to posts in a more streamlined fashion, and an innovative system of writing prompts (individual crowdsourced writing prompts + "writing programs", more on that later).
Of course, I'll keep on fixing bugs during all this time (haha). I have about a year of runway left, and this is basically where I'm heading over the next 6 months.
Are you excited? Do you want to request new changes? Don't hesitate to do so in the Comments section or via email ([email protected])!

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    @basilesamel Right and Write on!

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jul 18, 2019 14:15:25
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    @basilesamel thanks for updating us! Excited to see what's coming up!

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Jul 18, 2019 22:36:59
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    @basilesamel woot!!!

    PhilH avatar PhilH | Jul 18, 2019 13:37:32
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    @basilesamel github for writing, that does sound interesting!

    Sara Silva avatar Sara Silva | Jul 18, 2019 05:14:38
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    @basilesamel I would just ask that you don't forget about the few possible curmudgeonly writers who relish 200WAD as an escape from social channels. A place where we can write without distraction and over-tagging and self-promotion, and all the things that exist in a dozen other social channels. 200WAD appealed to me from the start as a "nice quiet place to write". If I'm the lone dissenter and 200WAD is bound for mo'bigger things, I completely understand. I just hope there will remain at least one table hidden in a back corner out of the limelight where a few of us can still hack away at our keyboards. Thanks...

    Don The Idea Guy avatar Don The Idea Guy | Jul 17, 2019 20:42:30
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      @dontheideaguy got it! :)

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jul 18, 2019 05:53:27
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      @basilesamel @dontheideaguy - with soft piano music playing.

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jul 17, 2019 21:25:10
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      @basilesamel @dontheideaguy I am interested to see how the new "chat" bit turns out. I don't think it will turn into a new social network though. Hopefully, just an easier way to interact and comment with posts and members.

      Twizzle avatar Twizzle | Jul 18, 2019 10:47:13
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      @twizzle yes my thought exactly. I witnessed something similar in some communities I'm participating in and it really helped people create bonds

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jul 18, 2019 17:07:31
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