Ever since Fictionaut was nothing more than a few scribbles on a Café Bar napkin, the idea of letting members form sub-communities has been central to the concept. Today, we’re thrilled to roll out Fictionaut Groups, our most significant update since we started inviting beta testers to the site.
Groups multiply the ways in which you can use Fictionaut. Anybody can start a group about any topic, style, genre, or place. Groups can be public, private, or invite-only, and they come with their own pool of stories, a discussion board, and a list of recommended stories. So far, we have groups dedicated to novel excerpts, New Orleans, the Mississippi Review, and a workshop for critiquing previously unpublished stories. We’re awfully excited about the possibilities and can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with.
Along with groups, we’re also introducing new privacy settings for your stories. If you’re looking to discuss a work-in-progress with a select groups of friends but would rather not post it to Fictionaut’s front page, you can now keep it hidden from the public areas of the site.