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  • 5/28/2015 4:59:35 PM
    I just found out about this and I'm excited to join in for Chapter 2! Does anyone have the prompt for Chapter 1? I love Anne-Marie's chapter, but I would love to see what ... Show More
  • 5/28/2015 4:59:31 PM
    I just found out about this and I'm excited to join in for Chapter 2! Does anyone have the prompt for Chapter 1? I love Anne-Marie's chapter, but I would love to see what ... Show More
  • 5/28/2015 5:30:10 AM
    How do you know when your editing process has moved from fixing types and *tweaking* into the realm of "okay, now you are just messing things up"? Grr.
  • 5/27/2015 4:38:00 AM
    I'm popping by to provide writing tips this week if any of you have any questions. I've been enjoying reading the chapters that have been submitted so far. One little ... Show More
    • Cheryl Tapper This is so great of you, thank you for the tip! I’ll try to make it through the week without going all FanGirl on you. That’s being said, I’m a sponge – DRIP on me! ::wince:: Wow – looks like the whole NOT being a FanGirl thing is already a total fail. :) No, really – thank you for any advice you pass on this week. Much appreciated.
      5/27/2015 5:56:54 AM
  • 5/27/2015 1:53:04 AM
    Okay - someone needs to confirm for me that there is some word hungry monster that goes around gobbling them up after I've proofed, and proofed and proofed, then had two ... Show More
    • Laura Forsythe Yeah no kidding. lol And I love how when things are found and fixed, it looks like we are publishing ourselves over and over again. smh. I wish there was a simple 'save' button to add fixes. :)
      5/27/2015 2:02:03 AM
    • Jerry Fan Noted!
      5/27/2015 2:24:16 AM
    • Cheryl Tapper Laura, I must have "published" about thirty times tonight since I...well, published. ::sniggle::
      5/27/2015 5:29:53 AM
  • 5/22/2015 6:34:23 PM
    So now that the first chapter is done, and the next prompt is up... Who's planning on ALSO continuing their own chapter? I've done several round robin stories before, and ... Show More
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    • Alexander Hollins Oh, yeah, absolutely, thats a given!
      5/22/2015 10:31:09 PM
    • Cassie Leigh I'm totally planning to finish mine after this is all over. But mostly different names and on overhaul are in order.
      5/26/2015 7:23:42 AM
    • Kevin Boyer I'd love to continue my first chapter at some point as well, but I've put too many projects on my plate right now as it is :P
      5/26/2015 2:23:07 PM
    • Cheryl Tapper I'll likely be continuing mine separately as well - with different names, of course. Funny how your characters decide that for you sometimes. :)
      5/26/2015 9:53:41 PM
    • Jerry Fan we're happy to have all of you :)
      5/27/2015 12:52:00 AM
  • 5/26/2015 4:02:07 PM
    I can't edit the chapter I just submitted. When I go to "edit stories" there's an edit button for chapter one but not chapter two (which I submitted about an hour ago.
    • Jerry Fan Hi Cat, can you take a screen shot and send to Also, did you submit for prompt 1 as well? (in your accounts, all submissions to each prompt should be editable)
      5/26/2015 5:40:16 PM
    • Cat Sebastian Thank you. I just sent a screen shot. I did submit for prompt one--that one is still editable.
      5/26/2015 5:48:28 PM
  • 5/25/2015 10:19:13 AM
    I can't figure out how to add a comment to a post. But, Charlotte, you asked about formatting conventions. My rule of thumb is to start a new paragraph when I change ... Show More
    • Lorraine Heath Well, now I have the option to add comments. Maybe I needed to add a post first.
      5/25/2015 10:21:54 AM
    • Charlotte Penn Clark Thanks for this detailed answer! I'll try shifting paragraphs with new action as well as new speakers. That would solve a problem of sometimes having over-long interruptions in the middle of one person's dialogue, as I try to describe someone's response to it. Ugh--this is easier to do or show than to explain, but I appreciate the subtleties you're pointing out here. And I love your work!
      5/25/2015 7:28:34 PM
    • Lorraine Heath If there is something you really want to emphasize, a paragraph can be a single sentence. Use it sparingly; otherwise it loses its impact. I know in school we were taught that a paragraph always should be more than one sentence, but writing fiction is more about flow and creating prose. As you said, easier to show than to explain. :) Also, thank you for enjoying my work.
      5/25/2015 8:15:05 PM
  • 5/24/2015 6:42:37 PM
    I'm curious about the formatting conventions that came up in someone's comments: do you start a new paragraph for every new piece of dialogue or only when you change ... Show More
    • Cat Sebastian In your example, you don't need a line break. The rest comes down to style.
      5/25/2015 2:04:11 PM
    • Cheryl Tapper Hello Charlotte: Generally I will start a new paragraph with either a change of speaker, or a action/thought or even dialog that shows a distinct a change of the current speaker. The challenge here, as we all know, is that we need to remove all formatting from our submission prior to copying it into the editor, and then put it all back in manually before hitting "publish". Somewhere around my third day finding more line breaks that I missed (I gave myself a pass on the indents - I'd have never hit "publish"), I finally took my own advice and printed my submission out so that I could go through it line by line with the hard copy.
      5/25/2015 3:14:25 PM
    • Susannah Erwin "The rule" is to change paragraphs when the speaker changes. And it's a fairly new "rule;" if you look at 19th century or early 20th century authors, they don't necessarily adhere to it. I try to keep the reader in mind - what punctuation would be the easiest to follow and keep the reader sucked in? In your example, a line break would throw me, as a reader, out of the story because I'd expect the following line of dialogue to be spoken by a different character.
      5/25/2015 3:45:30 PM
    • Charlotte Penn Clark Thanks to all of you-- using the reader as a guideline seems to make sense.
      5/25/2015 7:12:26 PM