[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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Friday? Friday. Got to power through it. 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.

No question today. Just hang on to your keyboard and make it through Friday!
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Friday eve, and much to do. How about you?

— 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.

A question: Got a favorite word processor?
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The fog in my head is starting to clear. This is good. How are you doing on your end?

— 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 for today: How long do you wait before you officially dive into a new fandom?
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Oof. Feels like my head is full of wet socks, but here I am. What have you been 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 for today: When you get tired, do you pack up for the day, or do you try to keep writing?
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A-a-achooo! *sniffles* What are you doing today, writers?

— 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.

A good question, since I do this: Do you aim for a certain number of scenes, chapters, etc. in a longer story (like I do), or do you let the story move more organically?
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*staggers back into the community through the fog of a head cold*

Hello, everybody! *sniffles* What have you been up to as of late?

— 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.

A standard question for today: What are your goals for the last week of this month?
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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
4 (80.0%)

edited
0 (0.0%)

posted
1 (20.0%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
2 (40.0%)

had a cheeky break
0 (0.0%)

dealt with life
1 (20.0%)



Snippets. It's that time of the week once mroe to share snippets of something that you're working on, link to something that you've posted or ask for any help and advice that you're currently in need of.
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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
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
0 (0.0%)



Discussion: What are you working on this weekend? Any deadlines?
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How is the writing going today? What about yesterday?

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 9


Today I

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wrote
6 (66.7%)

edited
2 (22.2%)

posted
0 (0.0%)

sent to beta
1 (11.1%)

researched
1 (11.1%)

planned
2 (22.2%)

had a cheeky break
1 (11.1%)

dealt with life
2 (22.2%)



Discussion via the flamingo, again, if there's goofs with the accessibility info tell me :)

Take down fic to edit for grammar only to change everything and never put it back (Fanfic Flamingo) 5 years later, wonder if you shouldn’t just post the version with better grammar back
Take down fic to edit for grammar only to change everything and never put it back (Fanfic Flamingo) 5 years later, wonder if you shouldn’t just post the version with better grammar back
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How is the writing going today? What about yesterday?

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 9


Today I

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wrote
5 (55.6%)

edited
1 (11.1%)

posted
0 (0.0%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
1 (11.1%)

planned
2 (22.2%)

had a cheeky break
1 (11.1%)

dealt with life
2 (22.2%)



Discussion: free time. When you have free time do you fit in some writing? Do you try to catch up on other things?
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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
2 (33.3%)

edited
1 (16.7%)

posted
0 (0.0%)

sent to beta
1 (16.7%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
1 (16.7%)

had a cheeky break
0 (0.0%)

dealt with life
3 (50.0%)



Discussion via the fanfic flamingo because it's been a while :) (if I've managed muck up the accessibility data in anyway, tell me)

A flamingo head on a pink background with the white text person writes 12000 brilliant words in 3 days what's my excuse
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How is the writing going today? What about yesterday?

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 9


Today I

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wrote
5 (55.6%)

edited
1 (11.1%)

posted
0 (0.0%)

sent to beta
1 (11.1%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
0 (0.0%)

had a cheeky break
0 (0.0%)

dealt with life
5 (55.6%)



Discussion: writing in public spaces. Do you ever write when you're somewhere public? (park, cafe, library etc)
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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: 10


Today I

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wrote
5 (50.0%)

edited
0 (0.0%)

posted
1 (10.0%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
1 (10.0%)

planned
2 (20.0%)

had a cheeky break
2 (20.0%)

dealt with life
2 (20.0%)



Discussion: what are you working on this week? any deadlines looming?
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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!
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Mod note: I'll be unavailable for the first two weeks of the month which is (I think) the 30th to 6th and 7th to 13th as I'm away on holiday during that time.

It's time to sign up for the May 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 April.



  • 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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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: (Writing by Vermeer)
[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:  What point of view do you like to use? Have you ever experimented with a different point of view?
linaewen: (Writing by Vermeer)
[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 - Have you ever killed off a major character in one of your stories?  If so, was it planned from the beginning?  Something unplanned but that you realized would be a good idea at some point?  How did your readers deal with that character's death?  Was it obvious to them that it was coming or was it unexpected?
linaewen: (Writing by Vermeer)
[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 - Have you ever run into the problem of discovering continuity errors in your story/chapter, after it has been posted/published?  How do you deal with that?
linaewen: (Writing by Vermeer)
[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:  Yesterday we talked a bit about stalled fics -- let's take that subject a bit further.  When you get an email or a comment about a posted but stalled fic from a reader who is wanting an update/new chapter/continuation of the story, does that encourage you to start working on that story again?  Or does it apply unwanted pressure to an already difficult situation?  (Assuming that there are definite reasons for why a fic is stalled in the first place.)

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