[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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Hard to know if I am braindead, or if the hamster is just off using the bathroom before it gets back on the wheel. 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: What has your brain hamster been doing, to use the above example?
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*coughs*

Let us pretend that I did not miss a day. 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.

And the question for today: What one thing will get you to drop your writing instantly, whether you wish to or not? (In my case, it's a new Fire Emblem game, but that's me.)
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How is the writing going today? What about yesterday?

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Today I

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wrote
2 (66.7%)

edited
0 (0.0%)

posted
0 (0.0%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
1 (33.3%)

had a cheeky break
0 (0.0%)

dealt with life
0 (0.0%)



Discussion: what are you working on this weekend?
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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: 6


Today I

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wrote
3 (50.0%)

edited
0 (0.0%)

posted
0 (0.0%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
1 (16.7%)

planned
1 (16.7%)

had a cheeky break
1 (16.7%)

dealt with life
3 (50.0%)



Discussion: resources. What are your favourite resources for writing? (this can be anything - software, assistive tech, recurring challenges and exchanges, comms etc) also if you think it would be useful to have, I can make a sticky with resources and try to keep it up to date especially the comms side of it.
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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: 7


Today I

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wrote
4 (57.1%)

edited
2 (28.6%)

posted
1 (14.3%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
0 (0.0%)

had a cheeky break
1 (14.3%)

dealt with life
1 (14.3%)



Discussion: titles. Do you find titles easy or difficult to come up with?
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I seem to have got mixed up and thought that this week was covered. Oops. I'll be around the rest of the week. How is the writing going today? What about the last three days?

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wrote
2 (40.0%)

edited
1 (20.0%)

posted
0 (0.0%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
1 (20.0%)

had a cheeky break
1 (20.0%)

dealt with life
2 (40.0%)



Discussion: what are you working on this week?
lilly_c: (Default)
[personal profile] lilly_c
How is the writing going today? what about yesterday?

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 7


Today I

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wrote
5 (71.4%)

edited
0 (0.0%)

posted
0 (0.0%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
1 (14.3%)

planned
1 (14.3%)

had a cheeky break
2 (28.6%)

dealt with life
1 (14.3%)



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 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: 6


Today I

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wrote
5 (83.3%)

edited
1 (16.7%)

posted
1 (16.7%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
0 (0.0%)

had a cheeky break
0 (0.0%)

dealt with life
1 (16.7%)



Discussion: what are you working on this weekend?
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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: 6


Today I

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wrote
3 (50.0%)

edited
0 (0.0%)

posted
1 (16.7%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

planned
0 (0.0%)

had a cheeky break
0 (0.0%)

dealt with life
2 (33.3%)



Discussion: midway. As we're halfway through the month, how are you getting on with your goals?
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I'm going to be unavailable for the week of 9th to 15th as my family are visiting for a few days.

It's time to sign up for the July 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 June.



  • 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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[personal profile] lilly_c
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
4 (66.7%)

edited
3 (50.0%)

posted
0 (0.0%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

planned
2 (33.3%)

had a cheeky break
0 (0.0%)

dealt with life
1 (16.7%)



Discussion: collaborating. Do you co-write fics? work with artists or make art for others? work with beta/cheerleader? Do you prefer to work alone?
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[personal profile] lilly_c
Sorry I missed yesterday, I fell into the job applications rabbit hole. How is the writing going today? What about the last two days?

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Today I

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wrote
4 (44.4%)

edited
2 (22.2%)

posted
1 (11.1%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
3 (33.3%)

planned
2 (22.2%)

had a cheeky break
0 (0.0%)

dealt with life
2 (22.2%)



Discussion: finding typos via fanfic flamingo. Do you find typos after you've posted? Do you fix them? Do you leave them?

a flamingo head on a pink background with the white text check spelling and grammar 16 times find numerous typos after you post it
a flamingo head on a pink background with the white text check spelling and grammar 16 times find numerous typos after you post it
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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: 5


Today I

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wrote
4 (80.0%)

edited
2 (40.0%)

posted
0 (0.0%)

sent to beta
1 (20.0%)

researched
2 (40.0%)

planned
1 (20.0%)

had a cheeky break
0 (0.0%)

dealt with life
0 (0.0%)



Discussion: what are you working on this week? any deadlines looming?
linaewen: Girl Writing (Girl Writing)
[personal profile] linaewen
Hello on Saturday!  Hope you are enjoying your weekend!  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 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 - Do you ever go back and reread old stories you've written?  Are you encouraged or discouraged by their quality
linaewen: Girl Writing (Girl Writing)
[personal profile] linaewen
It's Wednesday already!  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 - Do you have someone you can talk to about your writing when you need to brainstorm?
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 - Do you have creative dry spells which affect your ability to write?  How do you weather them?
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 - Do you save unfinished writing projects that you discarded for one reason or another?  Do you ever go back to work on them?
linaewen: Girl Writing (Girl Writing)
[personal profile] linaewen
Hello on Sunday!  It's a new week, which brings an opportunity to start fresh in getting some writing done.  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:  Sometimes inspiration strikes and an idea must be written down immediately.  What are some of the things you've grabbed to make note of a creative idea you didn't want to lose?

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