Tuesday, February 08, 2011
A few years ago, a couple of programmers got together and created a question-and-answer site for other programmers, called StackOverflow.com. The site proved useful at connecting those with questions and those who knew the answers, and eventually expanded to sibling sites ServerFault.com (system administration) and SuperUser.com (end users).
Now they've expanded it again, into a whole network of q-and-a sites called StackExchange. And one of the newest additions is a writing advice site, Writers.StackOverflow.com.
It's true that many of the questions are overly broad ("How can I create memorable characters?") or relate more to voodoo techniques than writing itself ("What's the best word processor for writers?"), but there's a lot of good advice there. And it's fun to offer your wisdom (or, in my case "wisdom") to others who are just getting started.
Give it a test drive, I guarantee you'll be there all day.
posted by Graham Powell at 11:35 AM