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Mohican 11-25-2014 06:21 AM

Pamphleteering – Your Writers Beat Path to Controversial Subject(s)
 
Pamphleteering – Your Writers Beat Path to Controversial Subject(s)

As people who have been on board with Writer’s Beat since June know, there has been no venue for discussion of political or other controversial subjects. The Writer’s Beat Staff will now allow for expression of political opinions or controversial subjects – and at the same time drive people to flex their writing muscles.

Welcome to Pamphleteering.

A Pamphleteer was a writer of pamphlets or other short works that took a partisan stance on an issue. Pamphleteering was a means of propagating and distributing new ideas through inexpensive, widely distributed pamphlets.

This was typically a British or Colonial American Practice, and in early America/United States was practiced from the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries.

A pamphleteer would write a pamphlet, and then post the pamphlet in a public place where it would be noticed and read. A rebuttal to anything in the pamphlet was not written on the pamphlet, but took the form of another pamphlet. If a pamphlet became widely discussed, newspapers of the day would often print them.

The Rules for Writer’s Beat Pamphleteering
1. Follow the rules for discourse on Writer’s Beat.
2. Pamphleteering will be done in the Free Writing sub-forum.
3. In thread responses will be kept to spelling, grammar, formatting, etc.
4. No in thread debate or other responses pertaining to the subject matter will be allowed. If you want to expound or disagree, then you will need to create your own pamphlet and post it. If you debate the subject in-thread your post will be erased.
5. If you create a pamphlet to rebut another pamphlet it is incumbent on you to title your rebuttal in a manner that other readers know what it is a rebuttal to.
6. A pamphlet indicates a well written, grammatically correct piece of at least "medium" length. Pieces will be a minimum of 500 words.
7. These are to be "polished" pieces. The pamphlet is a showcase for your ability as an author and speaker: it needs to be edited and presented to the very best of your ability.
Example:
Pamphlet: Moderators are arrogant know-it-alls, and we need to be By Mohican
Rebuttal: Moderators are drawn from the ranks – why Mohican is Wrong By Ilseum.

Bad Example:
Pamphlet: Purple cars are the most expressive form of transportation By Tau
Rebuttal: Tau is a poopy head by Whiskers

Summary:
If you would like to express an opinion on a subject, or introduce a controversial subject- create a pamphlet. If you wish to disagree with (or further augment) someone's premise, create your own pamphlet.

Write on!

Mike C 11-27-2014 01:31 AM

Do I need to write a pamphlet to say that is a crap idea? Or shall we just take it as read?

Mohican 11-28-2014 09:58 AM

By all means, write your pamphlet.

Mike C 11-29-2014 10:41 AM

Judging by the rush of pamphleteers in the free writing section, I think taking as read is the preferable option.

JoeMatt 12-03-2014 04:01 AM

I guess desperate times call for desperate measures.

brianpatrick 12-05-2014 12:00 AM

I'm trying to decide on a title for my first pamphlet... Any suggestions?

Nick Pierce 12-05-2014 11:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brianpatrick (Post 681313)
I'm trying to decide on a title for my first pamphlet... Any suggestions?


The Perils of Indecisiveness



The Ring in my Nose is so you can lead me



If you face the other way I can love you more

brianpatrick 12-05-2014 03:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nick Pierce (Post 681333)

If you face the other way I can love you more


Excellent!! I will begin writing immediately!! Thanks Nick!!

Nick Pierce 12-05-2014 04:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brianpatrick (Post 681347)
Excellent!! I will begin writing immediately!! Thanks Nick!!


Helping out.

It's what makes me feel foolfilled.

JP_Inkswell 12-09-2014 07:54 AM

I may write a rebuttlal. I shall call it: SHAMPOOING THE CAT

Nick Pierce 12-09-2014 12:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JP_Inkswell (Post 681512)
I may write a rebuttlal. I shall call it: SHAMPOOING THE CAT


I have done this (the actual shampooing) more than once.

They don't like it.


But they do make some very unique sounds during the process.

Prodigalson 04-08-2015 08:52 PM

Not to be a thread necromancer but I think JP is referring to an entirely different animal, Nick.

rramnath 04-24-2015 06:30 AM

These are some excellent ideas to expand on.

JoeMatt 04-24-2015 06:43 AM

Only 4 more posts to go!


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