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[personal profile] lilly_c2014-03-18 09:59 am
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[admin post] [sticky entry] Admin Post: Sticky: Feedback and suggestions

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.
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[personal profile] linaewen2017-10-13 08:34 am

WIP Challenge Check-in, Day 13 -- Friday

Since it's Friday, I thought I'd check in and see how everyone is doing.  Hope y'all are having a better writing week than I am!  Even though it's Friday the 13th, I'm hoping for some good luck today instead of bad, so I can spend some significant time writing!

Looking back at the week, 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] linaewen2017-10-07 08:32 am

WIP Challenge Check-in, Day 7 -- Saturday

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)
[personal profile] linaewen2017-10-06 09:58 am

WIP Challenge Check-in, Day 6 -- Friday

Hello on Friday!  I have one obligation today; once that's over, I can start my weekend.  Hope you are looking forward to the weekend, as well!

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] linaewen2017-10-05 04:32 pm

WIP Challenge Check-in, Day 5 -- Thursday

Is it still Thursday?  I haven't missed posting on Thursday, have I?  Another busy morning threw me off, but I remembered in time to check in and see how it's going with writing.  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
Thursday Discussion - When you do research, do you do the majority of it before writing, or are you more of a researcher as needed while you are writing?
linaewen: Girl Writing (Girl Writing)
[personal profile] linaewen2017-10-04 08:38 am

WIP Challenge Check-in, Day 4 -- Wednesday

Hello on Wednesday!  Looks like Tuesday disappeared on me -- it was a start early, end late kind of a day, and I ended up forgetting to post yesterday.  Hope you all had productive writing days!

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
Discussion:  Do you like to use outlines or do you write "by the seat of your pants" -- or a combination of the two?
linaewen: Girl Writing (Girl Writing)
[personal profile] linaewen2017-10-02 08:32 am

WIP Challenge Check-in, Day 2 -- Monday

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
Discussion:  What writing project will you be working on this week?
linaewen: Girl Writing (Girl Writing)
[personal profile] linaewen2017-10-01 11:17 am

WIP Challenge Check-in, Day 1 -- Sunday

Greetings and Happy October! Welcome to the first day of a 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
Discussion:  Before we get started in a new month, how did last month go for meeting your writing goals?
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[personal profile] samuraiter2017-09-30 08:50 pm

Check-In -- Day 30

Thank you for a lovely second half of September, everybody. What have you been doing?

— 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 today is the day for snippets and the like if you feel like sharing.
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[personal profile] samuraiter2017-09-29 06:45 pm

Check-In -- Day 29

Welcome to Friday, all. What have you been doing?

— 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: Favorite post-writing snack?
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[personal profile] samuraiter2017-09-28 08:30 pm

Check-In -- Day 28

And here we are, one day to Friday. What have you been doing?

— 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 for today: How do you do a scene break when you write? Do you do a straight line, a row of asterisks, a number, or what?
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[personal profile] samuraiter2017-09-27 08:20 pm

Check-In -- Day 27

*shooting marbles ineffectively at his desk*

What have you been doing?

— 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 again: Is there a cat lurking nearby?
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[personal profile] samuraiter2017-09-26 09:35 pm

Check-In – Day 26

*looks up from a video game involving squirt guns*

Hello! What have you been doing?

— 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.

Another silly question: What kind of chair or seat do you use when you write?
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[personal profile] samuraiter2017-09-25 07:30 pm

Check-In – Day 25

Like a pair of comfortable house shoes, I will be with you until the end of this month. :-) What have you been doing?

— 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: What footwear do you have when you are writing? Do you prefer to be barefoot, are you more of a bunny slippers type, etc.?
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[personal profile] samuraiter2017-09-24 07:50 pm

Check-In – Day 24

*coughs* I missed two days. Inexcusable. But let us say that this post covers the entire weekend. What have you been doing?

— 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.

Standard Sunday question: What are your projects for this week, if any?
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[personal profile] samuraiter2017-09-21 09:10 pm

Check-In – Day 21

"Well, it's useless to be popular with the enemy."
— Bowman Jean, Star Ocean: The Second Story

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 is the worst grammar goof that ever got past you (and your betas)?
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[personal profile] samuraiter2017-09-20 09:35 pm

Check-In – Day 20

"You turn the page, you wash your hands. You turn the page, you wash your hands."
Rocko's Modern Life

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 for today: Do you ever flip a coin, roll a die, etc. when you are not sure what you should do next in a story?
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[personal profile] samuraiter2017-09-19 05:40 pm

Check-In – Day 19

Another hurricane. And another. And another. My heart is with you if you are in path of any of them. ... Hurricanes aside, 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.

A relevant question: How many different ways do you back up or save your writing for the long term?
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[personal profile] samuraiter2017-09-18 07:40 pm

Check-In – Day 18

I am going to use the Force here: You did notice that I missed a check-in for yesterday. *waves hand* There. Now! Let us continue. I will be your host for the rest of this month, and I look forward to ending September on a high note. 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 a silly question to start things off: Do you do hand exercises at your keyboard before (or after) writing?
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[personal profile] lilly_c2017-09-18 08:39 pm

October sign up

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


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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.)

Check in day 16

How is your weekend going?

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


Today I

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wrote
3 (42.9%)

edited
1 (14.3%)

posted
1 (14.3%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
2 (28.6%)

took a break
2 (28.6%)

dealt with life
3 (42.9%)



When did you first start writing fanfic? What was your first fandom?