Yes. In this application, you and your collaborators create dedicated pen names and create groups that only include the pen names in your group. Use this model for short-term or project-based collaboration.
Writer-1 creates an Approved Access group that includes Writer-2 and Writer-3. Both Writer-2 and Writer-3 create their own Approved Access groups with the other two members. Everyone can see and link to work by the others.
No. They can only see members who participate. There is no master list.
No. They are discoverable. Anyone can see the summary for a Approved Access article and request permission to join.
Yes. They remain regular followers (unless you block that separately)
Yes. You can promote any regular follower to Approved Access
No. Regular WriterShelf engagement policies apply.
No. Approved Access uses the same system. Only Approved Access group members receive notifications.
Only you can post articles (start discussion threads) for your Approved Access group.
Your request appears immediately as a WriterShelf notification. Notification emails go out within 2-4 hours. Approval time depends on how quickly the author acts on the request.
WriterShelf is a privacy-oriented platform that lets you write using pen names.
Everyone has a story to tell. WriterShelf gives you the freedom to be yourself.