[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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Well, I seem to be losing days at the moment but life happens and all that. How is the writing going today? What about yesterday?

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 2


Today I

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wrote
1 (50.0%)

edited
0 (0.0%)

posted
0 (0.0%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
2 (100.0%)

had a cheeky break
0 (0.0%)

dealt with life
0 (0.0%)



Discussion: time management. How do you fit in writing and other fandom activities to your daily life?
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It's time to sign up for the February 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 January.



  • 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: 4


Today I

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wrote
2 (50.0%)

edited
0 (0.0%)

posted
0 (0.0%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
2 (50.0%)

had a cheeky break
0 (0.0%)

dealt with life
0 (0.0%)



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


Today I

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wrote
3 (50.0%)

edited
1 (16.7%)

posted
1 (16.7%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
1 (16.7%)

planned
2 (33.3%)

had a cheeky break
2 (33.3%)

dealt with life
1 (16.7%)



Feel free to share a snippet of something that you're working on or link to something that you've already posted. Ask for any help that you may be in need of (beta, fact checker, cheerleader etc). Chat amongst yourselves if you want to.
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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
5 (83.3%)

edited
1 (16.7%)

posted
1 (16.7%)

sent to beta
1 (16.7%)

researched
2 (33.3%)

planned
2 (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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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
1 (25.0%)



Discussion: canon review. What things do you look for? Do you have something specific to check?

I still have 15th to 21st and 29th to 4th available for hosting check ins, if you can help out all just 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: 6


Today I

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wrote
3 (50.0%)

edited
1 (16.7%)

posted
0 (0.0%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
1 (16.7%)

had a cheeky break
0 (0.0%)

dealt with life
2 (33.3%)



Writing for others. Do you like writing fic for other people? Do you just write for yourself?
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: 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
1 (20.0%)

planned
0 (0.0%)

had a cheeky break
0 (0.0%)

dealt with life
1 (20.0%)



What are you working on this week?
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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!
linaewen: Girl Writing (Girl Writing)
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Hello on Friday!  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
Friday Discussion - 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)
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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 get story ideas at night as you are dropping off to sleep?  What do you do to preserve these ideas?  Hope you'll remember in the morning?  Get up and write?  Keep pen and notepad by your bed?  Write a memo in your phone?
linaewen: Girl Writing (Girl Writing)
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Hello on Wednesday!  The week is half over already -- hope it's going well for you!  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 - A quote from J.R.R. Tolkien says, “When you are writing a complicated story, you have got to have a map.” Do you use maps when writing?  Are they your own creation or one that someone else has made?
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 - What writing project are you most excited about working on this month?
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 - I want to do better at writing daily this year.  If you practice writing daily, do you write a set amount of words per day, or write for a set amount of time?  Both?  Some other method?
linaewen: Girl Writing (Girl Writing)
[personal profile] linaewen
Greetings and Happy New Year! It's January and the beginning of a brand new year as well as a brand new month for our WIP Challenge.

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 - Today is the first day of the new year.  Have you made any resolutions/goals/expressed any intentions about your writing?  Any plans you hope to implement that will make your writing better or more effective?
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Apologies, folks. Work yesterday was starting to look a lot like a battle from a Lord of the Rings movie, so I was ... a bit preoccupied. *coughs* But today is different, for this is the weekend! And not only that, but today is the last day of the year. How is the writing going 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 here's what is most likely the most predictable question of the year: How do you feel about the writing you've done in 2016? Are you going to take a different approach in 2017?

That being said, I will see you all again in 2017. Happy New Year!
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There are still a few days to sign up for January's challenge (if you want to) here and at the moment there are still three weeks available for hosting check ins, if you can help out at all let me know and also if you need a PM reminder near the time too (usually one or two days before).

I have 8th to 14th, 15th to 21st and 29th to 4th available.

Thanks :)
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The New Year approaches. Call me silly, but I can't wait. 2016 is ripe and ready to go. And by go, I mean leave and not come back. *blows a raspberry at 2016* Now! How's the writing going 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 think you'll be writing on New Year's Eve and / or New Year's Day? Or will you just be basking in the celebrations? (Me? It's going to be writing. Too many things due!)
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Ah. Sleeping in the day after a day of not being able to sleep in is a special kind of satisfying. How is the writing going 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.

Today's question: Do you like to do Author's Notes? Do you prefer to put them at the beginning of the story, or at the end? Do you keep them short and sweet, or do you prefer to bloviate (as I do)?
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*rooster crows*

-_- Going back to bed sounds lovely, but life must go on. On the up side, here we are: December 27, the day after Return Day, when everything starts to go back to normal (in the U.S., anyway). How's the writing going?

— 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 new beginnings: What's the best feedback you've ever received on a finished piece?

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