12/01/2008

Welcome to our world

Let's begin our new era of Lost Genre blogging by introducing the world of the Lost Genre Guild, that mysteriously-named group of writers. I'm Grace Bridges, and I'll be compiling this blog with occasional help from other Guild members. If you want to pitch in, just give me a yell!

Why Lost Genre?
We call it lost, but we want it to be found. Hence this blog and the other sites listed below.
It's "lost" because it falls in the gap. Many Christians (not you I hope) don't want weird in their fiction. And there are hard-core sci-fi and fantasy fans who don't want God in their fiction.

But we're that peculiar people who want both God and weird in our fiction. So read on...

The Lost Genre Guild homepage is the central hub for all this activity. Here you'll find a whole lot of interesting stuff. For readers, the yummiest tidbit is no doubt the Bookshelves section, containing a complete list of titles arranged by genre. These books were written or edited by Guild members. If you ever need something to read, this is the place to look.
Don't forget to check out the Catalogue, Resources and Media Room sections, and also the Guild Review for more information about member books.

Then there's the Yahoo group, where the writers of the Guild gather to discuss issues relevant to working in our genre. Not all members are authors; there are several supportive readers in there as well. Don't click that link if you're not a member, because it won't let you in. If you want to be let in, you need to go to the About LGG page on the main site and look for the section on Membership Enquiries. Yes, it's free.

We also have the recently inaugurated Lost Genre Guild Forum, open for discussion and a place to exchange critiques with other writers. Yeah, yeah, I know I said this news blog is mainly aimed at readers, but have you noticed? Readers of our genre often aspire to write it too. And those of us who write it should be reading it as well. It goes both ways.

There's also a Shoutlife group. You need to be logged into Shoutlife to use it, though you can view the page if you're not. We recommend you sign up for Shoutlife in any case. It's a good place to be.

Last and currently least on the list is this very blog, intended as a gathering-place for news from across the genre.

We'll be featuring members' own websites regularly as we continue our dive into the Lost Genre world. Let's see where it goes from here...

1 comment:

TWCP Authors said...

FYI:

If you ever need something to read, this is the place to look.
Don't forget to check out the Catalogue, Resources and Media Room sections, and also the Guild Review for more information about member books.


While the bookshelves, catalogue, and mediaroom feature Lost Genre Guild members -- the Guild Review is open to any speculative fiction respectful of Christian beliefs, not just books from guild members. We do give preference to those books that are small, independent and self-published.

As well, the resources page is a good listing of all types of things from within and outside the guild.

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