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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Stories Have Begun to Arrive (are you excited)

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Writtenwyrdd has posted her story and post-dated it to 4-10-09, 10:22 p.m. If you have a story ready you may also post it up now. Just post-date it to 4-10-09 and press SAVE NOW instead of PUBLISH POST. Then let me know it's there.

Also, let me know if you are willing to let the story wait until Monday. We need a Monday story. Right now we have Writtenwyrdd's entry, and mine. (I will save mine as a draft later today.) Mine's a two-parter. I don't know about Writtenwyrdd's.

Question: Should 2-part stories be posted on consecutive days? Or a week apart?

My thinking was that for 3+-part stories we would post a week later, to enhance the serial effect.
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17 comments:

fairyhedgehog said...

If it is postdated, it won't post if you save it as a draft. You have to click to publish now for it to schedule it.

If we all post our stories as postdated, then Bevie can still fiddle with the dates if he needs to reschedule some of them.

Bevie said...

So even if the date comes and goes, the post will remain unseen unless I publish it from the bottom of the edit posts screen?

That's a nice backup.

Whirlochre said...

Looking forward to this. I may have something for you over the next couple of days depending on how hard Girly of Whirly badgers me to install raised beds in the garden. Likely, mine will be a rolling series.

fairyhedgehog said...

Is that what you'd prefer us to do? Save as draft and let you publish it? Because if so, there is no need for us to put a date, you can do that if you want to postdate it when you publish it.

Bevie said...

I think that's what people said they preferred. I didn't realize about not needing to post date until just now when you commented.

Since post-dating is not necessary, then I would say DON'T do it. That way I can tell which posts came in first.

blogless troll said...

OK, I saved mine with today's date.

writtenwyrdd said...

You can post mine whenever, Bevie. I am writing this as a long-term serial. There will be an end when I get there, basically. Because with 500-word sections (and my obsessive need to worldbuild) my stories will last a while.

I don't even know how the Phantom Poet saga is going to end, except the Phantom Poet, while her most irritating thing (like a buzzing gnat) is not the actual life-threatening issue!

blogless troll said...

Same with me. Long-term serial. Post whenever.

freddie said...

Hey - I have a story some people may be familiar with, as I've read it in podcasts for Robin's series. But it's so perfect for this forum I want to rewrite what I've already posted and re-post here. Can I do that? This would be a good way for me to continue that story. . .

writtenwyrdd said...

You know, off and on I've had a yearning to write a graphic novel. This project of ours may be dangerous to my other WIPs! (And I used to work with a guy who did inking for comics on the side, including some Marvel and DC projects. I bet I could call ol' Shin up and get some pointers...)

writtenwyrdd said...

Freddie, it's your character and story, you can do whatever you want.

Bevie said...

freddie: "I want to rewrite what I've already posted and re-post here. Can I do that?"

Absolutely. This about tapping into your creative psychy. (Not sure I've spelled that right, or if it's even a word.)

Bevie said...

Writtenwyrdd: "I've had a yearning to write a graphic novel"

I'm laughing at myself. My first reaction was, won't that violate our PG-13 standing? Then I realized you were talking comics. [hanging head in shame]

Back in the late '80s I wrote up ideas for 52 weeks of a comic strip I called Decca the Brave. It was based on Spouse's horse. I've got the ideas, but I don't draw to my own satisfaction and so it's still just a few pages of ideas.

It would be cool to illustrate these stories.

fairyhedgehog said...

When I read won't that violate our PG-13 standing? I laughed out loud.

I'm not sure what is PG-13 and what isn't so I'll have to be careful.

Bevie said...

Well, to be honest, I'm wondering how close my submission comes to violating PG-13. I'm not sure what it is either. But Son is still 12, and I don't think I'd mind him reading what I wrote. (Spouse might not care about it, though.)

writtenwyrdd said...

Well for the record I actually DO write "graphic novels" but I haven't had those published yet!

freddie said...

Excellent. Thanks.