[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. You know you're getting older when you see a trailer for a new movie with a Friday release date and you say to yourself, "Yeah, we'll hit the Saturday morning matinée for that." Been doing that for a while now. ... 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.

A question: Are you able to write with your phone handy and the TV on, or do you have to remove those things (and other distractions) from your writing space in order to get anything done?
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Blargh. Stuck at home sick (again!), but at least I can sit upright and use the laptop. 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 for today: Does catastrophe invariably strike when you have a deadline coming up fast?
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Less than a month of winter, and it has become unseasonably warm where I am. Had to turn the air conditioning back on, in fact. Very strange. ... 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.

Silly question: Do you have a favorite hat, lap blanket, etc. that you wear when you have to write and it is cold in your writing space?
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I had a dream that I was watching Rio Bravo, the old John Wayne movie (one of my favorites, actually), but it also included a random train crash, Zorro, and a James Bond villain (Donald Pleasance as Blofeld). My brain writes its own fanfic while I sleep, I guess. *facepalm* 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.

Related to the above: Do you occasionally get usable ideas from your dreams, or do you just look at 'em and go "Yeah, no" most of the time?
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And then I discover that Chrome has no immediate protection from ads. *headscratch* Looks like I have research to do. That being said, what are you doing – or, rather, 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.

Question for today: Do you keep snacks handy for your writing time? I seem to have been hitting the trail mix again as of late.
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Firefox is too slow, lately. I think it's time for Chrome! ... Except that the Chrome version of the DW textbox likes to use the lower-case squiggle-G, and that bugs me. I'll have to fix that. But pay that no mind! What are 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.

A question that came to mind after I danced a (fail!)jig at my desk earlier this week: Do you have any goofy little celebratory rituals when a scene or chapter has gone extremely well for you?
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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: 4


Today I

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wrote
1 (25.0%)

edited
2 (50.0%)

posted
0 (0.0%)

sent to beta
1 (25.0%)

planned
1 (25.0%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

had a cheeky break
1 (25.0%)

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 or 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: 4


Today I

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wrote
3 (75.0%)

edited
2 (50.0%)

sent to beta
1 (25.0%)

posted
0 (0.0%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
1 (25.0%)

had a cheeky break
1 (25.0%)

dealt with life
0 (0.0%)



Discussion: What are you working on this weekend? Any deadlines looming?
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[personal profile] lilly_c
~mod note: I'm unavailable to host check ins for the weeks of 12th to 18th and 26th to 1st, if you can help out on those weeks at all then let me know.

It's time to sign up for the March 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 February.



  • 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: 5


Today I

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wrote
3 (60.0%)

edited
1 (20.0%)

sent to beta
1 (20.0%)

posted
0 (0.0%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
1 (20.0%)

had a cheeky break
0 (0.0%)

dealt with life
2 (40.0%)



Discussion: resources. Do you have favourite blogs, tumlbr, exchanges, DW (or LJ) comms etc? Other things that are useful.
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[personal profile] lilly_c
Sorry I missed yesterday, I went back to work and pretty much flopped when 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: 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
1 (50.0%)

had a cheeky break
0 (0.0%)

dealt with life
0 (0.0%)



Discussion: feedback. Do you like getting comments and other feedback on your fic? Do you leave feedback?
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: 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
0 (0.0%)

planned
1 (16.7%)

had a cheeky break
0 (0.0%)

dealt with life
2 (33.3%)



Discussion: editing. How much time do you spend editing your fic?
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: 4


Today I

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wrote
3 (75.0%)

edited
0 (0.0%)

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 week? Any deadlines looming?
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: 4


Today I

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wrote
3 (75.0%)

edited
1 (25.0%)

posted
1 (25.0%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
0 (0.0%)

had a cheeky break
1 (25.0%)

dealt with life
0 (0.0%)



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 needing or chat amongst yourselves.
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
3 (60.0%)

edited
2 (40.0%)

posted
2 (40.0%)

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 (40.0%)



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: 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
0 (0.0%)

had a cheeky break
0 (0.0%)

dealt with life
2 (100.0%)



Discussion: writing space. Do you have a favourite place to write? Can you write anywhere?
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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: 4


Today I

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wrote
2 (50.0%)

edited
2 (50.0%)

posted
1 (25.0%)

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: unposted fic and stalled wips. Do you keep track of your unfinished fics?
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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
1 (20.0%)

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
1 (20.0%)



Discussion: deadlines. Do you like having a deadline to work to? Do you prefer to work at your own pace? Some other method?
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[personal profile] lilly_c
How is the writing going today? What about the last few days?

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


Today I

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wrote
0 (0.0%)

edited
0 (0.0%)

posted
0 (0.0%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
1 (25.0%)

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?
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[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!

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