Robison Wells pitched this idea to me over tacos one day, and I agreed to help out. It is a teaching tool to help aspiring writers learn what they need to in order to jump in and start telling stories.
Watch the video. Having taught a lot of writing seminars and been on a lot of panels, I think this is a great idea. It gives you a chance to learn the fundamentals of story telling, and basically gives you a great big “writing group” to help you out.
Dan, Rob, and Marion will each be writing a novella to flesh out the world. A bunch of other writers and I will be kicking in some of the story stubs and ideas to help people get started on their own stories.