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About Works In Progress
Welcome to Works In Progress.
Or perhaps that should be Welcome to Works In Progress, Volume 2. Works In Progress started life as a print journal, published jointly by the Mid-Atlantic Storytellers and StorySwap (of Pittsburgh, PA) from 1995-2000. In 2000, however, we decided to shift to an on-line format. We had a number of reasons for the switch, but the most important were the possibilities for achieving our vision of what Works In Progress can be.
Works In Progress is a forum, a place to present ideas and opinions about storytelling, to discuss, debate, and argue about the art form. Nothing here is presented as the final word on the subject, simply as ideas to consider, respond to, interact with, even disagree with. As, well, as works in progress. You will find articles on both the theory and practice of storytelling, debates over issues in the field, practical tips and ideas for telling, accounts of storytelling events and experiences, reviews of tapes, books, games and anything else storytelling related. We have also brought the best of our print journal (our Volume 1) on-line. You will find some of our most popular and some of our most controversial features and debates from the past, along with new material, ideas, and resources.
We will up-date these pages every couple of months as new material and comments come in. So we invite you to check back periodically, and more importantly, to explore the material we have gathered here, to enjoy, disagree, get irritated, respond, and submit new articles and ideas to start us off in yet new directions.
Why I Hate Lady Ragnell Alan Irvine's article and the rebuttal it engendered.