The old website will be left online for the time being, but no new content will be added here.
The new site is fully built except for information we’d like to receive from Netwest members. For example, each member will have his/her own section of the website to post bios, samples, articles, photos, etc. Your participation is, of course, optional, but we hope you will take advantage of this opportunity.
You will receive an email in the near future providing details on what we need from you. We will also conduct several group meetings around the Netwest area to demonstrate the many new features of the website. Don’t worry. It’s simple and easy.
Many of the new features are trial balloons. We hope you will make use of them all, but the Netwest site will be changed in the future as interest dictates.
Here is a synopsis of the website’s offerings, both old and new:
News: This area provides news of upcoming events, announcements of publications, or any other newsworthy item. We invite you to send your new items via email to the webmaster at the address below. Please note that we have several items to add to this section in the next few days. If you have already sent your news, rest assured it will appear soon on the new site.
Calendar: Shows a month-at-a-glance calendar of literary events and deadlines especially of interest to the Netwest area.
Blogs: Articles on any topic of interest to Netwest members may be posted here. If you are interested in your own blog space, please contact the webmaster.
Forums: This is an interactive discussion area on several topics. Initially set up are critique groups--forums for poetry and prose where you can get feedback on your creative works. There is also a Netwest suggestion box. Discussion topics may be added as interest dictates.
Gallery: Photos of writers and events. Photos of writers also contain a link to the Author Page, which we provide for each Netwest member.
Members: This section contains individual Author pages of Netwest members. We have already added pages for many of you and will add the others in the near future. This is the area where we need your input and participation. At the very least, we’d like you to post links here to external sites, such as your personal blog or website, if you choose not to make use of your Author page.
NCWN: Contains links to the most popular or vital area of the North Carolina Writers’ Network main website.
–Robert S. King, serving as Netwest Webmaster. Send your news, comments, or questions to him at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.