The Connector
The Connector

The Writers' Deadline!!


An Ottawa-based service
for writers 'n wannabes.

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Time's up, buddy!!
"Oh gawd... deadline!!"


The FTN...

(Next gathering - Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Click on the link for the details.)


First Tuesday networking with your colleagues.


 

  If you are new to the Writers' Deadline!!,
click here for an intro.

 

Events

First Tuesday Networking

Listserv
(Free Mailing List)

News 'n Tips

Ottawa Writing Groups/Resources


Colleagues In Memoriam
Patrick White

Contributors to
our WD-List

Members' Web sites
The latest to join:

Joanne Lecuyer

Other journalism/writing sites

Site Map


Writing: Humour

Social Media/Networking

Venues for readings/launches

About us

Contact us


 

Netiquette

Virus/hoaxes information

 

Valley Writers Guild - Newsletters


Sandi Harmer is a member of the OIW.

Valley Writers Guild

(Now sending as attachment through WD-List.)

ABOUT US

So, you're new to the Writers' Deadline!! and you find this site confusing? Apparently you are not alone.
One newbie called it "a confusing, cryptic mess"! To a neophyte writer it probably is... let's try to clarify...
Most people come to this web site because of the free mailing list of events, news, information, jobs, etc.
Here is some background information and link outlines...


How we started: Patrick Meikle started the Writers' Deadline!! in the late 1980s, before the Internet, as an Ottawa-based dial-up service on the old electronic bulletin board service (BBS) when you needed a telephone line and a modem. He was a member of several of the local writing groups and realized that while many of us shared interests in various aspects of writing, or we were members of one or more groups, there was no one place where you could get information, and for the most part, the organizations did not communicate with each other...
and so the Writers' Deadline!! BBS was born. After several years he was dubbed "The local connector", by a writing colleague, who had just read the book The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell (Ref.)


Let's start with
"The List"

The number one attraction for people coming to the WD site is our free mailing list or "listserv". Technically a listserv, or list server, is a small program that automatically sends messages to multiple e-mail addresses on a mailing list. The WD-List is directed to writers and wannabes. It is FREE and offers resources and information of interest mostly of a "writing" nature and is directed primarily to the Ottawa-area writing community.

We offer:

The WD-List is FREE and offers resources and information mostly of a "writing" nature and is directed primarily to the Ottawa-area writing community. This includes: events, poetry, readings, jobs, launches, markets, meetings, discussion, lots of resources fresh from the Internet, a little humour and more! We encourage users to participate by sharing their news with colleagues or by offering their comments, opinions or help on any of the messages they find of interest.

The Links

These are pretty self-evident. If you are a real writer/researcher, you shouldn't need an explanation (grin).

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CONTACT US

 

The Connector
The Connector

 
     

-pwm
aka Patrick Meikle
Well noun righter and editer
236 Cardinal Crescent
Rockland (Ottawa), Ontario K4K 1K9
Home:(613) 833-1547 - Business: (613) 833-0057
Mobile: (613) 612-1547 - Fax: (613) 833-1547 (Call first!)


Moderator - Writers' Deadline!! Listserv
http://www.writersdeadline.ca
patrick[at]writersdeadline.ca

Check out our Community News Website:
http://www.canaanconnexion.ca/
editor[at]canaanconnexion.ca/


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Events

First Tuesday Networking

Listserv
(Free Mailing List)

News 'n Tips

Ottawa Writing Groups/Resources


Colleagues In Memoriam

Contributors to
our WD-List

Members' Web sites

Other journalism/writing sites

Site Map


Writing: Humour

Social Media/Networking

Venues for readings/launches

About us

Contact us


 

Netiquette

Virus/hoaxes information

 

Valley Writers Guild - Newsletters

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