Reasoning: Because this forum has helped me so much in getting out of my own skin and write out my own thoughts, and because I try to write in my progress thread every day anyways, I thought I'd do something to try and help me with writing my first draft.
So, question: If I decided to make a thread in the Show Your Work Subforum, where I posted the first few thousand words of a rough draft and then basically updated with whatever I wrote that was new to the draft that day, would that be okay?
The story is pretty clean, outside of a bit of cursing, so it should be pretty safe for the forum. There's a bit of death in it, but it isn't graphic in terms of blood and gore. More E rated videogame levels of violence, though some of the themes at least allude to the impact being there. People don't just disappear when they die, and there's plans for at least one impactful death scene.
I don't mind people reading it, though it could lead to problems later on with the whole Patreon thing -- one of the rewards was supposed to be looks at the rough draft. So, I guess I should also ask if it's possible to do things like archive or delete the thread when I'm done with it, if this is going to be a thing?
I guess that's it. Just wanted to know if this could be a thing.
Post by Siana Blackwood on Jul 19, 2017 5:00:36 GMT
Yes, doing something like that would be okay. If you have a look at the two 'SSSS' subforums, you can see a few examples of people trying a similar approach.
Some things to think about:
1. What (if any) feedback you'd like from the Steve membership. 2. Is a single thread enough, or would an entire personal subforum where you can post multiple threads be more useful? (e.g. the SSSS boards) Note: makes no difference to archiving/deleting at a later date.
Important thing to note: the official Proboards rating requirement is PG-13.
1. What (if any) feedback you'd like from the Steve membership.
Probably something not too serious -- comment if you like, ask questions if you like, but keep real complicated stuff to a minimum, since this is a rough draft.
2. Is a single thread enough, or would an entire personal subforum where you can post multiple threads be more useful? (e.g. the SSSS boards) Note: makes no difference to archiving/deleting at a later date.
Hmm... well, I'm of two minds about this.
One, it would be useful to have a place to keep rough drafts while I'm working on them, if there's more than one.
But, on the other hand, there shouldn't be more than one at a time, so, making an entire subforum for it seems a bit excessive.
...Though, actually, on the third hand, there's the fact that the interstitial novellas happen during the course of the book, so at the very least outlining them at the same time as I'm writing the main book seems pertinent, and more than likely it will get to the point where I'm going to have to work on more than one at a time for the ending to work out properly.
So, start the first thread in the more general Show Your Work forum, and if any more threads arise, use subforums and such from there? Assuming you're able to move things around easily, that is.
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