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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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There's still a few days to sign up for September here.

At the moment most of the month is available for hosting our daily check in posts, the weeks are 11th to 17th, 18th to 24th and 25th to 1st. If you can help out at all with any of these dates, let me know.
linaewen: Girl Writing (Girl Writing)
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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 - Do you have someone you can talk to about your writing when you need to brainstorm?

linaewen: Girl Writing (Girl Writing)
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Hello on Sunday, the beginning of a new 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 - It's the final week of the August Challenge.  Did you have any particular goal you were trying to hit this month?  How did you do?  Is there anything you will concentrate on this week in order to finish the writing month well?

linaewen: Girl Writing (Girl Writing)
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I'm scheduled as the daily Check-in Person for the upcoming week, but I thought I'd go ahead and start in a day early!  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!
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Day 21. I think Day 20's technically my last day hosting, but I'm not sure anybody picked up the last part of the month, so I figured I might as well finish out the weekend. :-)

— 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.

Got a favorite snack food for when you're at the keyboard (or notebook, or what have you)? I've been hitting the (doctor-approved) tropical trail mix a lot as of late.
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Day 19. I mean Day 20. ... Work ate Day 19. ^_^; My apologies. Fridays are like magician's assistants: They're made to disappear. What're you up to 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.

Do you have a set day off from writing, or do you schedule those as they happen? (I don't know about you, but there are days when I'm Just Not Feeling It ™.)
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Day 18. Thursday. Or the day before Friday. That's how I think of it. And there's a full moon tonight, to boot.

— 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.

Since it happens to me: Do you ever get so distracted by your writing music that you have to put the writing down for a minute?
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Day 17. Time to get out the little red wagon and start rolling down the hill, hopefully with a little more luck than Calvin and Hobbes normally have when they do it.

— 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.

Do you treat yourself when you finish a big writing project? If so, what do you do?
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Day 16. Now we're definitely past the halfway point of the month.

— 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.

When it comes to a long and difficult writing project, how do you know when it's time to scrap the darn thing and start over?
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Day 15. You could say it's the middle of the month. Or that could be tomorrow. It's really up to you, I think. That's the thing about months that have thirty-one days.

— 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.

Do you celebrate being halfway through a project, or do you just press on?
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My pleasure to host for you all again this week! Welcome to Day 14! What have you done 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.

So! What's the project on the plate this week, if it's anything in particular?
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It's time to sign up for the September 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 August.



  • 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
2 (66.7%)

edited
2 (66.7%)

posted
0 (0.0%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
1 (33.3%)

planned
1 (33.3%)

had a cheeky break
0 (0.0%)

dealt with life
1 (33.3%)



Snippets. Feel free to share a snippet of something that you're working on, link to something that you've posted. Ask for any help that you're needing. Chat amongst yourselves.
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[personal profile] lilly_c
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%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
0 (0.0%)

had a cheeky break
0 (0.0%)

dealt with life
2 (66.7%)



Discussion: what are you working on this weekend? any deadlines?
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[personal profile] lilly_c
Sorry I've missed the last two days, work has been insane. How is the writing going today? What about the last two days?

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


Today I

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wrote
2 (66.7%)

edited
1 (33.3%)

posted
0 (0.0%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
0 (0.0%)

had a cheeky break
1 (33.3%)



Discussion: deadlines. Do you meet deadlines for challenges? Do you struggle?
lilly_c: (Kate Mulgrew - everyone is thrilled)
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Sorry I missed yesterday, work was ridiculous and I went to bed as soon as I got home last night. How is the writing going today? What about the last two days?

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


Today I

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wrote
2 (50.0%)

edited
1 (25.0%)

posted
0 (0.0%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
1 (25.0%)

had a cheeky break
0 (0.0%)

dealt with life
2 (50.0%)



Discussion: what are you working on this week?
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
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
Discussion - Are any of your characters based on real people?
linaewen: Girl Writing (Girl Writing)
[personal profile] linaewen
Hello on Wednesday!   Sorry to miss yesterday, I didn't remember to post until it was basically too late, oops!  Anyway, today is a new day.  What kind of a writing day has it been today -- or yesterday or the day before, 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 - I am moving in the next two months to a larger place where I can have an office/writing area all to myself.  What are some things about your own favorite writing area that make it a good place for you?
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 - Are any of your stories inspired by personal experience?

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