We have been thinking about how to make participation in building witness more accessible for more people.
One way in which we are going about it is through a card game. That is coming along nicely and you will be able to test play it soon.
Another idea that have been bouncing around is to run a kind of “writing competition” to create stories that make the experience of living in one or more distrikts of witness come alive. We want to ensure it is inclusive, while ensuring that the stories that do come out honour the mastery of writers whose work we love and respect.
Writing is a craft, and not everyone can start from a “blank page”. So, we could:
- commission a small number of creative pieces from authors (authors are paid)
- then invite people to remix the ideas/stories to create new ones (“best” entries win prizes)
IFTF did something similar a while back.
What do you think, good idea? Which authors would you invite to write a paid piece?
Would you like to write a piece? If so, what would be a fair rate to pay you for this work (no longer than 2 A4-pages)?
Tell us in a comment below! (you will need to create an edgeryders account to do so)