Writers’ Tools: Wikis

Say you're a writer. And you live in North Wales (not the worst place to be right now). And your favourite production company is based in South Devon. And their producer is based in London. You could meet for the odd script retreat, of course. And there's phones, e-mail, texts, Facebook, Twitter, etc. - but what if you want to work on something together? Simultaneously, recorded, organised and categorised? Enter The Wiki. What's a wiki? The most famous example is, of course, Wikipedia. It's a set of webpages available for editing by anyone with a username and providing an ever-changing information resource. The name comes from the Hawaiian word for quick, and if you've ever witnessed the speed of vandalism following an England football loss, you'll understand why. Wikipedia in itself is an excellent resource for writers. While old media snobs may doubt its reliability because it's "on-line", it's actually fantastically reliable - because it requires notability and is policed by its members. However, this post...
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