This is not going to be a long and drawn-out post, and is just a micro-post for an announcement!
First of all, this blog has been updated with an “Authors, Works, and Reviews” page, where every post I made on this blog is recorded in organized fashion so you can easily search for specific reviews and posts! You can find it here, or by clicking the “Authors, Works, and Reviews” button at the top of the page.
However, the more pressing purpose of this post is to announce a new Discord community I’ve created called “The Locked Library”! Discord is an SMS (messaging) application where chats are separated into smaller sub-chats called “Channels”. In this way, Discord is like a texting app that’s organized like old web-forums, where every server is itself like its own forum, and the individual channels are the threads.
The Locked Library is a Discord server I’ve created for the express purpose of discussing mystery fiction, and sharing writing on detective fiction. But for the purposes of making my Discord server stand out from other similar communities, I’ve implemented a new feature called “Detectograms!”
Named after H. A. Ripley’s puzzles of the same title, Detectograms are a texting game where one member writes a mystery story, and other members take turns attempting to solve the story. In this way, I wanted to give members of the community a way to exercise low-stakes, low-stress writing projects in the form of collaborative puzzles/games. If that sounds interesting to you at all, the server can be joined at this link.
Hope to see you there!