Notes from An Alien

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An “Open Source” Novel ??


Seeing the words “open source” can make many folks immediately think of computer software like LibreOffice, the free Productivity Suite that, to me, is as good as, or better than, Microsoft’s Office.

Open source connotes creative, usable, free, swiftly updated, and, to some, radical

But, an open source novel???

Enter Cheryl Ives and Timeless. I’ll let her explain a bit:

“I am building a core story (previously known as a novel) and inviting everyone who loves it, me (or both!) to help create as I write, and help build a multi-media creative experience.”

Here’s a page on the various way you can be involved.

And, here’s a look at some of the folks already involved.

Cheryl also says: “I have my own ideas about where the plot trails are going, but nothing’s quite decided. You still have lots of leverage and room to sway the direction. If you don’t like the turns I take, maybe take a stab at it yourself (I think they call this a ‘fork’).”

She’s also looking for a “conversation widget” she can embed on the site. If you can help, give her a Tweet :-) Twitter: @MrsWhich by night,@cherylives by day.

And, if you’re not on Twitter, she’s accepting feedback, ideas, nitpicks, and flights of fancy right here :-)
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12 responses to “An “Open Source” Novel ??

  1. Simone Benedict July 21, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    I love this type of creative writing. An open source novel sounds unique. I’ll have to check it out.

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  2. Simone Benedict July 22, 2011 at 2:43 am

    Smashing site. I found it to be quite visually appealing and easy to find my way around. The open source novel looks pretty fun and intense.

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