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Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by mavjade, Oct 15, 2015.

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  1. Ewok Poet Jedi Grand Master

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    Yes, and if using the button, type two line breaks before and after, so the picture does not break text.
  2. PlanetSmasher Jedi Youngling

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    My fanfic is already written and posted at a fanfic site, can I post the link here? It's from the Star Wars: The Old Republic era. Do I just start a new post and post the link, along with a description and all of that? It's 47 chapters and somewhere around 150,000 words long. And most are long-ish chapters.
  3. Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager

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    No, we do not allow links to outside sites as per the fanfic FAQ. You are, however, allowed to start a new story thread in the story sub-forum and copy and paste the text and post it here.
    Last edited by Briannakin, Apr 14, 2017
  4. PlanetSmasher Jedi Youngling

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    Hmmmm.... How many words per post does this forum support? My chapters average around 3500 words, with a few hitting over 5K, and one clocking in at over 8K.
  5. Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager

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    Per post is unlimited (I'm pretty sure - I know I've seen posts much higher than 8,000 anyways, so you will be good).
  6. PlanetSmasher Jedi Youngling

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    Thanks. I appreciate your quick responses and the info.
  7. Ewok Poet Jedi Grand Master

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    @PlanetSmasher - Some people do things like Chapter 1 part 1, chapter 1 part 2...given the length of your chapters, perhaps it could work?

    Also, to put it bluntly: a post a day keeps a reviewer away. When something is that long, go slow. Real slow.

    And I'm pretty sure I saw that story on AO3. There's a huge-a55 one about that era and it has to be the same one. :eek:
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  8. PlanetSmasher Jedi Youngling

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    Oops! I just posted chapter one.... It has

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    divider lines to break up sections of the chapters..... title removed
    Last edited by Briannakin, Apr 15, 2017
  9. Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager

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    @PlanetSmasher You also should review the fanfic FAQ as we do have strict rules for pimping/promoting fics.
  10. Ewok Poet Jedi Grand Master

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    That said - there have been a lot of very sneaky tags recently. If I don't ask to be tagged - then don't tag me, as simple as that. I tag only people in footnotes if I used something that's theirs and the three close pals with whom I have a mutual agreement that it's OK if we spot something that reminds us of each other's stories - but I would not even tag those at the beginning of a chapter. New members are going by this example and using unsolicited tags a lot, tagging people who have read their fics, tagging people who have never read their fics (!) and the rules should be same for everybody.
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  11. mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager

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    If someone is tagging or PMing you about a story update (or a new story) and you didn't ask for it, let us know and we'll take care of it. That's not something we can keep track of (some people do have arrangements for certain types of stories) but it is against the rules as is clearly stated in the FAQ.
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  12. PlanetSmasher Jedi Youngling

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    So, I've posted the third chapter of my story, but it's 47 chapters long. It's gonna be one long-assed thread. As recommended, I've only been posting one chapter per week. Since it's so long, 47 chapters is gonna take almost the whole year for me to post once per week... How about one every other week, and every other week post two. So, 1, 2, 1, 2, etc...

    At the beginning of the first chapter I invited people to comment on my story... So far, no comments.

    So, right now, my concern is this: Should I break up the story into different threads to keep each thread short, like maybe five chapters per thread? Or should I post all 47 chapters in the same thread?
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  13. Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager

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    I know people to have - if they have already completed the story - to post twice every week. I would never do more than that, but twice a week would at least cut your time in half.

    Also, don't be dishearted by the lack of comments. It's kinda a crazy time around here: we have the fanfic awards happening, it was just Celebration (which several people were at), and a couple users are students so we are in or just finishing finals.

    Also, know that you are taking a bit of a risk posting a 47 chapter story as your first fic here. People tend to like to get to know a writer before making that kind of commitment to read and review a fic of that length.


    Edit: also, DO NOT split up your story into different threads. If people have to go looking for parts of a continuous story, they won't bother, PLUS we mods would likely merge them anyways
    Last edited by Briannakin, Apr 26, 2017
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  14. PlanetSmasher Jedi Youngling

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    Thanks, for your advice, Briannakin.
  15. Theodore Hawkwood Jedi Knight

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    What would Rogue One be classified as? Saga-PT?
  16. Briannakin Grand Moff Darth Fanfic & Costuming/Props Manager

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    Yes.
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