[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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Sorry I missed yesterday, the whole day went by in a blur. How is the writing going today? What about the last two days?

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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
1 (25.0%)

planned
0 (0.0%)

had a cheeky break
0 (0.0%)

dealt with life
1 (25.0%)



Discussion: relaxation. When you need to stop and just take a break do you still write? Do you rest? Do you do something else?
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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
2 (40.0%)

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
1 (20.0%)

dealt with life
2 (40.0%)



Discussion: what are you working on this week? any deadlines looming?
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It's time to sign up for the April 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 March.



  • 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.)
linaewen: Girl Writing (Girl Writing)
[personal profile] linaewen
It's Friday, and that's always a good day for a wee check in to see how everyone is doing.

Looking back at the last day or two, 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 - When you first started writing, were you shy or hesitant about sharing it or posting it for public view?
linaewen: Girl Writing (Girl Writing)
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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 - What got you started writing fic?
linaewen: Girl Writing (Girl Writing)
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Wait, what?  It's Tuesday?  Where did Monday go?  Hope it was a good day for those of you who knew Monday was happening yesterday!

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 is one thing you are struggling with this week in your current writing project?
linaewen: Girl Writing (Girl Writing)
[personal profile] linaewen
Greetings! It's a new week in our March 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 - A quote from Terry Pratchett says, "The first draft is just you telling yourself the story."  What is your first draft like?  Do you have multiple drafts?  Do you write everything first, without stopping, and then go back to write another draft?  Or do you reread/tweak/edit as you go?
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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: 5


Today I

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wrote
4 (80.0%)

edited
1 (20.0%)

posted
1 (20.0%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
0 (0.0%)

had a cheeky break
1 (20.0%)

dealt with life
2 (40.0%)



Discussion: new fandoms. When you get into something new do you write fic straight away?
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Work was hectic yesterday and I forgot to post when I eventually got home. How is the writing going today? What about the last two days?

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 5


Today I

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wrote
2 (40.0%)

edited
0 (0.0%)

posted
1 (20.0%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
1 (20.0%)

planned
2 (40.0%)

had a cheeky break
0 (0.0%)

dealt with life
2 (40.0%)



Discussion: what are you working on this week? any deadlines looming?
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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!
linaewen: (Daffodil by satismagic)
[personal profile] linaewen
It's Friday, and that's always a good day for a wee check in to see how everyone is doing.

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: (Daffodil by satismagic)
[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 is one thing you are pleased about with your writing this week?
linaewen: (Daffodil by satismagic)
[personal profile] linaewen
Hello on Wednesday!  The week is half over already, how did that happen??  Anyway, 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 - What is one thing you are struggling with this week in your current writing project?
linaewen: (Daffodil by satismagic)
[personal profile] linaewen
Hello on Tuesday!  Monday got away from me because I was traveling, so I apologize for not posting yesterday.  So, what kind of a writing day has it been today -- or yesterday and the day before, 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 - Today is the last day left in February -- do you have any deadlines to meet this month with your writing?  Are things looking good or not so good for meeting those deadlines?

linaewen: (Daffodil by satismagic)
[personal profile] linaewen
Hello on Sunday, the first day of a new week 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 - How did you do in meeting your writing goals for the month?  Do you expect the coming week to be conducive to writing?

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*looks at clock* Good. Still technically Saturday in most areas of the world. *yawns* Been sorting prompts for most of the day, feels like. But! This is not about me! 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.

Today is Saturday, which means, if you have a snippet and feel like sharing it, this is the place to post it.
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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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[personal profile] samuraiter
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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