How can a writing workshop share their work online?
May 12, 2009 9:32 AM Subscribe
What would be the best web-based file hosting service to use as a shared "Documents" folder for the various members of my writing workshop?
posted by patnasty to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for a cheap (or even free!) way to set up a communal web storage folder so that the members of my writing workshop and I can make the latest drafts of our work available to one another in between workshop meetings.
Here are the tricky bits:
Many of my workshop-mates are fairly technophobic. If the login/uploading process is at all difficult-looking, they won't use it. Also, it would be probably be best that it not require the downloading of any sort of desktop client, unless the installation and configuration thereof would be simple enough for an 80 year old grandmother who was raised in a remote region of the Brazilian rainforest, by monkeys.
Finally, we'll be using several different document types. Some will be using regular docs, some will be using the screenwriting program Final Draft's proprietary format, and some will be using the format used by the open source screnwriting program, Celtx. It would probably be asking too much for the hosting service to automatically convert these various formats into PDF or something, so I'm pretty much resigned to having to go on and do some converting on my own... but it would be nice if, once I convert the document to PDF or HTML, for people to be able to just click on a document to read it.
Oh, and it'd be best if I could set up sub-folders for the various members of the group, so our stuff isn't all mixed up together.
So... any suggestions?