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Get Started On Steve by Jᴀy V. Aꜱᴛᴇʀ 💀🐍
New to Steve? Here's what you do to get started...

1. If you haven't already, tell us about yourself in the introductions thread and a bit about what you like to write.

2. Create a Personal Progress Thread. The PPT is the heart of Steve. Here is where you will mainly interact with other members, list your monthly goals and tasks, and interact with other members. Think of it like a writing journal that...everyone can read. This is where you cry, plead, moan, fail, and flail at your novel to get it to work and ramble, doom and gloom to your heart's content about how this is the worst story ever tell us about how brilliantly your work of genius is shaping up. Stuck for ideas? Write about those fits of manic panic that! What you write on your thread is up to you. If you are more self-directed but just like a sense of community, feel free to share your to do list and then chat about how your day's work went, and how it's going. If you are taking part in challenges, here's where you can tell us how it's going. Your PPT is also like a scratch pad -- if you need to use it to ramble and formulate your amorphous, ungainly plot bunny into something resembling a clear shape, by all means do so! Members are also encouraged to interact with other members by posting on their PPT, because this is where all the cool people (i.e. all of us :-D) hang out and slack. See this thread for more details.

3. Sign up for challenges. This isn't mandatory, of course, but if doing something each month (sorry, slacking doesn't count as a challenge) is your cup of tea, head over to the Challenges board to see what's happening. Most challenges have a thread of their own which you'll periodically update with your progress, usually a word count, a percentage, or a quick line. For more detailed, vague things, or longer descriptions, you can always ramble on in your PPT.

4. Declare your goals for the month in your PPT. Your goal can be as simple as 'win x challenge'. If you've signed up for challenges, you don't need to explicitly state your goals again. This is only if you have other tasks that are not part of a challenge. It's recommended that Steve members set goals and objectives at the beginning of the year and every month.

5. Have fun. Seriously, madness is mandatory. :-D

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Or possibly contagious.

As ever, if you have any questions, you can always ask an admin. For site issues, please drop a line in the Help Thread.


Hello, I'm Steve!
Jᴀy V. Aꜱᴛᴇʀ 💀🐍: i've been typing up the summaries of my WIPs, updated Apr 3, 2023 19:19:18 GMT
Jᴀy V. Aꜱᴛᴇʀ 💀🐍: how's life Apr 3, 2023 19:19:20 GMT
Siana Blackwood: looking at my wip list with the usual feeling of "I don't even know what happens in these, so how am I supposed to write a summary?" Apr 4, 2023 7:48:18 GMT
Jᴀy V. Aꜱᴛᴇʀ 💀🐍: You don't have to. I just did mine because I happened to have bullet points I already did. Don't worry about structure or formality, it's just us Apr 4, 2023 16:48:01 GMT
Jᴀy V. Aꜱᴛᴇʀ 💀🐍: Maybe a list of WIPs but instead of a summary it's one fun fact or one thing you really love about it? Or skip the list and post what you're listening to. Half the point of this place isn't to be strict but to just have fun and interact. Apr 4, 2023 16:49:28 GMT
Siana Blackwood: Okay, I did the thing Apr 5, 2023 14:03:20 GMT
Jᴀy V. Aꜱᴛᴇʀ 💀🐍: Yay! Apr 5, 2023 19:13:10 GMT
Jᴀy V. Aꜱᴛᴇʀ 💀🐍: /lurks Apr 13, 2023 4:20:48 GMT
Siana Blackwood: Playing on the forum again... Jul 29, 2023 16:49:01 GMT
Jᴀy V. Aꜱᴛᴇʀ 💀🐍: hell yeah Aug 18, 2023 13:11:27 GMT
Danielle Wayland: Miss you guys so much!! Nov 17, 2023 16:50:55 GMT
Siana Blackwood: Hi! Nov 18, 2023 1:42:27 GMT
Jᴀy V. Aꜱᴛᴇʀ 💀🐍: Hey Danielle! How have you been? Nov 18, 2023 15:56:26 GMT
Ember: Hiiiiiiiiiiii. (Ohaeri here, now known as Ember!) Nov 19, 2023 2:26:55 GMT
Ember: How is everyone? Nov 19, 2023 2:27:01 GMT
Jᴀy V. Aꜱᴛᴇʀ 💀🐍: \o/ Nov 19, 2023 2:35:37 GMT
Danielle Wayland: I've been groovy~ Nov 19, 2023 5:03:50 GMT
Jᴀy V. Aꜱᴛᴇʀ 💀🐍: That's good! Nov 20, 2023 0:49:47 GMT
Jᴀy V. Aꜱᴛᴇʀ 💀🐍: Y'all are cool froods Dec 3, 2023 17:09:45 GMT
Siana Blackwood: Hoopy Dec 14, 2023 3:59:08 GMT
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