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What gets added to the site

I've started a stories section on the site, so that stories from here can end up there, if their authors want it to, and if everyone else thinks it's a good idea.

So far Off The Edge is up there.

I guess to decide what gets added, we'll just discuss it in the thread for that particular story. Not sure if I'm gonna add a section for images though, because that'd be a total pain for me to upload, unless I hotlink it from imageshack or something similar. Not sure how long they keep the pics up there though....

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Well... I hate to be the kind of wanker to self-nominate, but I'd like to see The Swordsmith's Apprentice up there. I promise I'll write more at some point. ;D

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Re: What gets added to the site

SoulRiser Wrote:I've started a stories section on the site, so that stories from here can end up there, if their authors want it to, and if everyone else thinks it's a good idea.

If you do make the stories section on here, I might write things from the books I made if anyone wants to read about them.

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Hell yeah. That would be cool.

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I have a book series going but...it's sort of lame. I mean the first part is sort of painful because I'm trying to get into the mindset of a conservative christian girl without making the narrator harsh. Only publishers interested in me are christian ones. Go figure.

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At least you have publishers who are interested in your book. My dad hasn't found any publishers yet.

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Don't put my story up, it sucks. >_>

It moves along too fast in my opinion. And I'm more of a visual arts kinda guy.
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SoulRiser Wrote:I've started a stories section on the site, so that stories from here can end up there, if their authors want it to, and if everyone else thinks it's a good idea.

So far Off The Edge is up there.

oh cool, thanks! Biggrin

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Well, I think I should only put up stories that are completely finished, and have been checked over again for typos and stuff. Biggrin

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That's a good idea. Maybe we can then call the other forum "Writer's Workshop" or something, and make it the place where people get their work viewed, and get responses to it.

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What other forum? Confused

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Thread. I mean thread. The current "Original Artwork and Writing" thread.

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thats what he ment soul. Laugh

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The current "Original Artwork and Writing" ... is a forum.. not a thread...

now i'm even more Confused

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thats sad. So very sad. Laugh

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just do what u always do soul u always make it worl and if it dosnt i break its kneecaps and then it usually works

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Wtf Laugh

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Seriously. SoulRiser, aren't you up extra late tonight?

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Re: What gets added to the site

SoulRiser Wrote:I've started a stories section on the site, so that stories from here can end up there, if their authors want it to, and if everyone else thinks it's a good idea.

So far Off The Edge is up there.

I guess to decide what gets added, we'll just discuss it in the thread for that particular story. Not sure if I'm gonna add a section for images though, because that'd be a total pain for me to upload, unless I hotlink it from imageshack or something similar. Not sure how long they keep the pics up there though....

Ideas?

I'm on the fourth volume of the third re-write of my Shikyo Tournament story. So far, no one's checked it out besides darthmat, Pyro, and cryptevah.

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I read it as well DSX...I don't particularly like it... but I have noticed an improvement in your writing skills. Keep on writing and who knows *smiles*

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1. How big can each story be till' we split em up into parts? I have on that's about 10 pages that I'm thinking about adding.

2. Do they have to be school related? Rather, anti school related?

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Quote:1. How big can each story be till' we split em up into parts? I have on that's about 10 pages that I'm thinking about adding.
10 pages isn't too long. One part should be fine.

Quote:2. Do they have to be school related? Rather, anti school related?
Not really, but it needs to be relevant in some way to either school or youth rights or something along those lines. Or be really thought provoking. I dunno, I haven't really thought about that. Post it here anyway Smile

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