[admin post] [sticky entry] Admin Post: Sticky: Feedback and suggestions

Mar. 18th, 2014 09:59 am
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Hi folks, a very rare mod post.

I’m not sure if this has been done before or not, so I thought that it would be good for us to have a feedback and suggestions post.

This is where you all tell me what is working, what isn’t working and anything else in-between, and although I aren’t screening comments, you can also PM me about anything related to the community at any time.

Mod contact info — I will get around to changing the mod contact info on the profile page because I’m not certain if the people named as contacts for the community are actively using Dreamwidth anymore.

Tags — I’m going to leave the tags alone for the time being but I would like to tidy them up a bit because there are several that haven’t been used for a long time and I still need to figure out what to do with those.

Over to you.

[sticky entry] Sticky: Useful posts!

Jan. 9th, 2011 06:28 pm
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I see Day 25, and it makes me think of the holidays again. But I'm sure ol' Santa's cooling his heels in the Bahamas, this time of year. What have you been doing?

— Thinking. Maybe a little, maybe a lot.
— Writing.
— Planning and / or researching.
— Editing.
— Sending things to the beta.
— Posting!
— Relaxing, taking a break, etc.
— Other stuff-ing. Look at the comment.

Today's question: When you look back at what you've written for a given period, do you actively look for any patterns in what you've done?
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Ah! *deep breath* A much more peaceful day! What have you been doing?

— Thinking. Maybe a little, maybe a lot.
— Writing.
— Planning and / or researching.
— Editing.
— Sending things to the beta.
— Posting!
— Relaxing, taking a break, etc.
— Other stuff-ing. Look at the comment.

No question for today, I think. Bask in the waning hours of Hump Day, I say.
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@_@ Yesterday ended up being a bit of a cluster ... bomb, so please forgive the lateness of this post. What have you been doing?

— Thinking. Maybe a little, maybe a lot.
— Writing.
— Planning and / or researching.
— Editing.
— Sending things to the beta.
— Posting!
— Relaxing, taking a break, etc.
— Other stuff-ing. Look at the comment.

And a good question for the day: Ever plan out a solid writing day in advance, only to have everything possible go wrong when the day actually arrives?
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Lest we enjoy the weekend overmuch, we needs must remember that Monday always lies in wait on the other side, alas. What are you doing today?

— Thinking. Maybe a little, maybe a lot.
— Writing.
— Planning and / or researching.
— Editing.
— Sending things to the beta.
— Posting!
— Relaxing, taking a break, etc.
— Other stuff-ing. Look at the comment.

Question of the day: What do you do when the time comes to write a scene you have been dreading (for various reasons)?
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Has a whole month already – ? Amazing. What are you doing today?

— Thinking. Maybe a little, maybe a lot.
— Writing.
— Planning and / or researching.
— Editing.
— Sending things to the beta.
— Posting!
— Relaxing, taking a break, etc.
— Other stuff-ing. Look at the comment.

My only question for today: Are you ready for the week to come?
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How is the writing going today? What about yesterday?

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 4


Today I

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wrote
1 (25.0%)

edited
0 (0.0%)

posted
1 (25.0%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
1 (25.0%)

had a cheeky break
0 (0.0%)

dealt with life
2 (50.0%)



Feel free to share a snippet of something that you're working on or link to something that you've posted. Ask for any help that you're in need of (beta, fact checker, alpha etc) or chat amongst yourselves.
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How is the writing going today? What about yesterday?

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 4


Today I

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wrote
3 (75.0%)

edited
1 (25.0%)

posted
1 (25.0%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
0 (0.0%)

had a cheeky break
0 (0.0%)

dealt with life
1 (25.0%)



Discussion: what are you working on this weekend? anything likely to get in the way?
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How is the writing going today? What about yesterday?

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 5


Today I

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wrote
2 (40.0%)

edited
1 (20.0%)

posted
0 (0.0%)

researched
1 (20.0%)

planned
2 (40.0%)

had a cheeky break
1 (20.0%)

dealt with life
2 (40.0%)



Discussion: good weather. When the weather is good do you write outside?
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Sorry I missed yesterday, I had the brutal 7am to 10pm route at work and crashed as soon as I got home. How is the writing going today? What about the last two days?

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 6


Today I

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wrote
3 (50.0%)

edited
0 (0.0%)

posted
1 (16.7%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
1 (16.7%)

had a cheeky break
1 (16.7%)

dealt with life
1 (16.7%)



Discussion: controlling your characters (via the flamingo)

picture of a flamingo head on a pink background with the white text Carefully plot out story have no control over characters when writing
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It's time to sign up for the June WIP challenge!

Some people join the challenge midmonth, or comment on check-in posts without signing up, which is fine -- I'm glad there's a way for the challenge to be useful in a variety of ways.

But for those of you who find the commitment of signing up useful, please leave a comment with the below information.

Signups will be open until the end of May.



  • Level of challenge: 1 chapter, 1000 words, 1 fic finished, whatever you like
  • Fandom(s) involved: if you know at this point
  • What you're looking for from the challenge: this could be as vague or specific as you like: someone to be accountable to, someone to remind you to write, someone to bounce ideas off, etc.
  • What you could offer other participants yourself: ditto!
  • How people should contact you: DW message, e-mail, IM etc.
  • Time zone: useful for seeing who might be up for a writing session at a time convenient to you


Copypaste below:



I couldn't continue to run this challenge without assistance with the daily check-in posts. Many thanks to everyone who's helped with the check-ins before!

Please let me know if you'd be interested in helping out. A week per person would be ideal (I usually assign weeks running Sunday-Saturday just for consistency). I'm happy to help come up with suggestions for discussion topics (& Friday or Saturday is usually the general chat/snippet/beta-seeking etc. post).

(& if you've completed a fic through the challenge, don't forget our collection on AO3! If you need AO3 invites, let me know.)
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How is the writing going today? What about yesterday?

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 3


Today I

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Wrote
1 (33.3%)

Edited
1 (33.3%)

Posted
0 (0.0%)

Researched
0 (0.0%)

Planned
0 (0.0%)

Had a cheeky break
0 (0.0%)

Dealt with life
1 (33.3%)



Discussion: playlists. Do you create playlists for your fic? Do you find music distracting?
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First of all huge thanks to [personal profile] linaewen for holding the fort while I was away on holiday. It's greatly appreciated :)
How is the writing going today? What about yesterday?

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 6


Today I

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Wrote
3 (50.0%)

Edited
1 (16.7%)

Posted
0 (0.0%)

Researched
0 (0.0%)

Planned
0 (0.0%)

Had a cheeky break
2 (33.3%)

Dealt with life
2 (33.3%)



Discussion: what are you working on this week?
linaewen: Girl Writing (Girl Writing)
[personal profile] linaewen
Hello on Friday!  Looking back at the day today -- or yesterday, if today hasn't gotten going yet -- how did it go?
  •     I thought about my fic once or twice
  •     I wrote
  •     I did some planning and/or research
  •     I edited
  •     I've sent my fic off to my beta
  •     I posted today!
  •     I'm taking a break
  •     I did something else that I'll talk about in a comment
Looking forward, how are you planning to spend your weekend?
  •     I'm going to make up for not writing all week by having a writing marathon
  •     I'm going to keep writing at my current rate and see how it goes
  •     I have other plans, but I might have time to get some writing in
  •     I'm going to take a break from writing
linaewen: Girl Writing (Girl Writing)
[personal profile] linaewen
Hello on Thursday!  What kind of a writing day has it been today -- or yesterday, if today hasn't gotten going yet?
  •     I thought about my fic once or twice
  •     I wrote
  •     I did some planning and/or research
  •     I edited
  •     I've sent my fic off to my beta
  •     I posted today!
  •     I'm taking a break
  •     I did something else that I'll talk about in a comment
Thursday Discussion:  Weather -- does the weather outside affect how you do at writing?  What kind of weather inspires you?  Does the weather ever discourage you so that you can't write?
linaewen: Girl Writing (Girl Writing)
[personal profile] linaewen
Hello on Wednesday!  What kind of a writing day has it been today -- or yesterday, if today hasn't gotten going yet?
  •     I thought about my fic once or twice
  •     I wrote
  •     I did some planning and/or research
  •     I edited
  •     I've sent my fic off to my beta
  •     I posted today!
  •     I'm taking a break
  •     I did something else that I'll talk about in a comment
Wednesday Discussion:  Change of Plans -- Even when writing from an outline, sometimes plans change as you go along.  Have you ever been going for one thing in your writing and something entirely different (but just as good) ends up being written?  When this happens, what do you do with the original plan -- forget about it?  Save it to see if it works elsewhere?
linaewen: Girl Writing (Girl Writing)
[personal profile] linaewen
Hello on Tuesday!  What kind of a writing day has it been today -- or yesterday, if today hasn't gotten going yet?
  •     I thought about my fic once or twice
  •     I wrote
  •     I did some planning and/or research
  •     I edited
  •     I've sent my fic off to my beta
  •     I posted today!
  •     I'm taking a break
  •     I did something else that I'll talk about in a comment
Tuesday Discussion:  Success -- how do you define a successful day of writing?
linaewen: Girl Writing (Girl Writing)
[personal profile] linaewen
Hello on Monday!  What kind of a writing day has it been today -- or yesterday, if today hasn't gotten going yet?
  •     I thought about my fic once or twice
  •     I wrote
  •     I did some planning and/or research
  •     I edited
  •     I've sent my fic off to my beta
  •     I posted today!
  •     I'm taking a break
  •     I did something else that I'll talk about in a comment
Monday Discussion - Posting -- how often to you post a story/update a chapter?  Is this more often or less often than in the past?
linaewen: Girl Writing (Girl Writing)
[personal profile] linaewen
Hello on Sunday, the first day of a new writing week.  What kind of a writing day has it been today -- or yesterday, if today hasn't gotten going yet?
  •     I thought about my fic once or twice
  •     I wrote
  •     I did some planning and/or research
  •     I edited
  •     I've sent my fic off to my beta
  •     I posted today!
  •     I'm taking a break
  •     I did something else that I'll talk about in a comment
Sunday Discussion - Ernest Hemingway once said, "If a writer knows enough about what he is writing about, he may omit things that he knows.  The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one ninth of it being above water."  I have found it true that a lot of the research I do to create a body of knowledge about what I am writing doesn't always get used when I actually start writing, yet the fact that I researched and know the subject matter still seems to give me a foundation which is somehow revealed in the story, even if I'm not writing about it in detail.  Do you find this to be true as well, or not?  Are details important for you to include when you write or are they not so important?
linaewen: Girl Writing (Girl Writing)
[personal profile] linaewen
Hello on Saturday!  What kind of a writing day has it been today -- or yesterday, if today hasn't gotten going yet?
  •     I thought about my fic once or twice
  •     I wrote
  •     I did some planning and/or research
  •     I edited
  •     I've sent my fic off to my beta
  •     I posted today!
  •     I'm taking a break
  •     I did something else that I'll talk about in a comment
Saturday Discussion - Today is a good day for talking about general writing topics or posting snippets of what you are currently working on.  Feel free to share whatever is on your mind with your writing today!
linaewen: Girl Writing (Girl Writing)
[personal profile] linaewen
It's Friday, and time for a wee check in to see how everyone is doing.  Looking back at the day today -- or yesterday, if today hasn't gotten going yet -- how did it go?
  •     I thought about my fic once or twice
  •     I wrote
  •     I did some planning and/or research
  •     I edited
  •     I've sent my fic off to my beta
  •     I posted today!
  •     I'm taking a break
  •     I did something else that I'll talk about in a comment
Looking forward, how are you planning to spend your weekend?
  •     I'm going to make up for not writing all week by having a writing marathon
  •     I'm going to keep writing at my current rate and see how it goes
  •     I have other plans, but I might have time to get some writing in
  •     I'm going to take a break from writing

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