[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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*coughs* Let's pretend it's Thursday morning (where I am) and not Thursday evening. 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.

What's harder for you: Starting a new story, or finishing an old one? Or do you do what I do and get stuck in the middle?
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I'm not about to call this Hump Day. It's Wednesday, like Wednesday Addams, minus the deadpan humor. How's it working out for you 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 celebrate when a story gets beyond a certain checkpoint (10,000 words, ten chapters, just reaching The End, etc.)?
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Super Tuesday! Or not. If you're not feeling so super, it's just Tuesday, really. How's it 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.

When you get to that point where you have to start over on a story (because we've all been there), how much of it do you typically scrap, and how much do you typically keep?
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[personal profile] samuraiter
Welcome to Monday, writers. Now, I don't think this is anybody's favorite day of the week, and it certainly isn't mine, but it's still a time to get things done, so ... 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.

What's most likely to distract you when you're in the middle of hashing out the latest scene, chapter, etc.?
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Happy Sunday lunch hour to you, [community profile] writethisfanfic. I'm back to host the check-ins for the last week of this month, so here's the standard selection of options:

— 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.

Some say Sunday's the end of the week, and some say it's the beginning, but we usually ask the same question: What projects are you working on this week?
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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
1 (25.0%)

posted
0 (0.0%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

planne
0 (0.0%)

had a cheeky break
0 (0.0%)

dealt with life
2 (50.0%)



Discussion: writing space. Do you have prefered space to work on your fics? Can you write anywhere?
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: 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
0 (0.0%)

planned
0 (0.0%)

had a cheeky break
0 (0.0%)

dealt with life
1 (33.3%)



Discussion: editing. How much time do you spend editing a fic? Do you have help (beta etc)? Do you do it yourself?
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[personal profile] lilly_c
It's time to sign up for the October 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 September.



  • 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: 2


Today I

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wrote
1 (50.0%)

edited
1 (50.0%)

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 (50.0%)



Discussion: locations. Are locations important for your writing? Does it depend on what you're working on?
lilly_c: (Default)
[personal profile] lilly_c
Sorry I've missed a few days with this, I've been having issues with my home internet and my provider isn't much help in fixing it. Also is anyone available to take next week's check in posts? I'll be travelling for around half of the week and won't be able to get online on those days.

How is the writing going today? What about the last few days?

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Today I

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wrote
3 (60.0%)

edited
2 (40.0%)

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
3 (60.0%)



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: 1


Today I

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wrote
1 (100.0%)

edited
1 (100.0%)

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 (100.0%)



Discussion: what are you working on this weekend?
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: 3


Today I

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wrote
2 (66.7%)

edited
1 (33.3%)

posted
0 (0.0%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
0 (0.0%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

had a cheeky break
0 (0.0%)

dealt with life
2 (66.7%)



Discussion: canon review. How often do you review canon? What things do you like to go over? What things do you like to avoid?
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
1 (25.0%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

planned
1 (25.0%)

had a cheeky break
0 (0.0%)

dealt with life
2 (50.0%)



Discussion: meeting goals. As we're almost at the mid-month point, how are you getting along with meeting any goals you've set? anything getting in the way?
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: 2


Today I

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wrote
2 (100.0%)

edited
1 (50.0%)

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: handwritten. Do you ever handwrite your fic? What about notes/outlines?
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
1 (25.0%)

edited
1 (25.0%)

posted
0 (0.0%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
0 (0.0%)

had a cheeky break
1 (25.0%)

dealt with life
2 (50.0%)



Discussion: I've already written that. Do you find that you get ideas for fics only to find that you've already written it?
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
1 (20.0%)

posted
0 (0.0%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
2 (40.0%)

had a cheeky break
1 (20.0%)

dealt with life
2 (40.0%)



Discussion: what are you working on this week?
linaewen: Girl Writing (Girl Writing)
[personal profile] linaewen
Hello on Saturday!  Sorry for missing so many days this week, it's just too crazy around here!  Hope things are going better for you, and that you've had a good couple of days of writing -- how has it been going of late?
  •     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 Wednesday!  Sorry for missing a few days, I was doing a bit of traveling and just couldn't manage everything.  So, 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 - Are you able to do any writing while you travel or when you are not in your usual writing place for an extended period of time?
linaewen: Girl Writing (Girl Writing)
[personal profile] linaewen
Hello on Sunday!  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 - It's a new month, the first full week of the September WIP Challenge.  Do you have any particular goal you are trying to hit this month?  Is there anything you will concentrate on this week in order to get the month off on the right foot?
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!

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