It’s been in the works for a while, but we’ve finally launched a Slack group dedicated to all things Sutton Writers.
Slack started life as a workplace chat app, but it soon grew to be used by groups of all types – including community writing groups like ours. Consider it an online hub for all things Sutton Writers, a place where you can not only speak to each other online, but can share writing prompts, ask for advice, seek feedback on your work, or take part in writing sprints and other sessions aimed to get you writing more.
Slack is really simple to use and understand, but this article from How To Geek gives a really good overview of what it’s for and how it works. It helps to keep conversations organised.
If you already know all about it, you can request access to our Slack here. This will take you to a Google form, and you’ll be sent the details. Our Slack will be open to the public, not just paid-up members of Sutton Writers, as a way to diversify our community. Once a few people have joined, we’ll share details of how we plan to use it.
If you’re new to it, there are some resources below that might help you out. But, of course, the best way is to just jump in and poke around.
How to use Slack
You’ll find a lot of the resources around show how to use Slack for work, but the principles still stand for how we will be using it. Other resources those new to Slack might find useful:
- Slack’s own help centre, which explains how to do everything and anything in the platform
- Getting started in Slack for new members
- A demo of the software
- How to join a Slack channel, from WikiHow
Here’s an introduction video from Slack:
And here’s a really in-depth tutorial from Dot to Tech:
Request access to our Slack here. I hope to see you in there soon!