At 2/1/10 07:56 PM, SCTE3 wrote:
Put a link to your art in your sig and create a catchy phrase that will make people want to click it like "All the amazing kids are doing it." or "Best thing you will ever see." I don't know, you just need to be able to write something that captures the poster or reader's attention and makes them wish to click it.
Well yes, advertising in my sig or on my userpage would get more traffic, but I'm more referring to the activity of the actual forum. You'd think that with ten or twelve people on at a certain time that sometime within the hour I would get good feedback from at least one or two of them, but...
At 2/1/10 08:15 PM, Scarab wrote:
I've also been staying away from poetry for the time being for different reasons.
I don't seem to be able to give feedback for poetry that's as good as what I can give for short stories, for whatever reason. I suppose I just don't know that much about it. I can spot an awkward line and I know when something is good or bad, but it takes a good deal of finagling for me to get my words to say what I want them to.
At 2/1/10 08:24 PM, Nateofwar wrote:
Please people stop with the walls of text. If your posting a story space out your paragraphs. If your writing somthing REALY long just space it out when you end on one major idea. Please!
I agree. I understand if it's something that the person wrote a while ago and it's 10,000 words, but if you're writing something new and you plan on posting it up, keep that in mind. Double space your paragraphs in your word program. It's not too painful of a habit to get into.
At 2/1/10 08:35 PM, SCTE3 wrote:
No, if you post something really long and you can't get it in one post then it's alright, just post the second half in the post right under it. I don't think the mods will have a problem with it here if it's the same story in multiple posts.
No, there's no problem with taking more than one post. Hell, the second chapter to my novel that I'm currently working on is already 20,000 characters and it's not finished. And that's not even that long. So, don't worry about that.
At 2/1/10 08:31 PM, Version2 wrote:
Actually you would expect people to try to correct and proofread their story before posting. Also people can fix their wall of text ahead of time by double spacing it before posting, not that hard.
On that topic, I don't like it when people say "Oh, well I wrote that up really quickly so that's why there's those mistakes." Don't post something up if it's not edited. You don't need us to point out mistakes that you could find on your own. Fix all that stuff beforehand. There's no need to hurry.