Sunday, October 14, 2012

Monthly Moderator Post

ANNOUNCEMENTS

1) Beta Readers: Thanks to Chie Aleman for assembling a set of beta readers, who have volunteered to look at any new writing for grammar and other advice prior to posting.  Click on this link for more information.

2) Revisions: While I encourage everyone to revise their writing to make it as good as possible, I'd like to keep the main page from getting clogged with posts about revisions and just reserve it for new stories.  So if you have a multi-part story that you've revised, you may make ONE announcement about the entire story's revisions after they have been completed.

3) Anonymous commenting: Due to some trolling, all anonymous comments will now require moderator approval.  You'll be happy to know that since this new rule has been implemented about a month ago, I have not had to censor even one comment.

4) Table of Contents: Several authors have now added a table of contents for their stories.  This seems to be helpful to readers and I encourage everyone to add one, either as a separate post at the beginning of their story, or at the beginning of the first chapter.

5) Writing Group: Members of the Paradevo forum are now doing a monthly writing group.  Updates will appear on the forum about the meetings.

As usual, if you have any suggestions, or feedback, please let us know.


UPDATED STORIES

Aurora
Part 23

Campus Hook-up
Part 1

Hollywood Rehab
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13

Hot Summer
Chapter 5  (conclusion)

In/Exhale
August 26, 2000
August 27, 2000
September 1, 2000 - Part I

Little Bird
Part 2

My Brother Reed

Swimming to the Surface
Chapter 18
Chapter 19

Tales of a Sick & Twisted Devotee
Chapter 1
Chapter 2

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Need Help With Your Writing? Introducing the Beta Reader Program

After some discussion over at the PD message board, several of us with some more writing and editing experience decided to get together and start a "beta reader" program for the fiction blog.

Now that we've had so many new authors posting on the board, we thought we'd offer the opportunity for any of you who might be uncertain of your work, or who might want some help or advice to have a friendly, constructive group of readers from the dev community to read and give you feedback on your stories before you post.