Eclipse

Aug. 21st, 2017 11:01 am
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The spouse and I watched the eclipse on tv (showing a town on the Oregon coast). Once they had totality, which was very cool, we went outside with our pinhole and paper; here it was seventy-something percent, and of course it happened a few minutes after the Oregon coast one because of the way California coast curves in.

We watched the crescent, came back in, and people on TV in Oregon were watching the sun shadow retreat. I came up to get back to work, reflecting that it was so very nice to pass through the kitchen and tv area and not be hearing the words "terrorists" "Nazis" "Republicans" or "Trump." So very nice.
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Hello on Monday!  What kind of a writing day has it been today -- or yesterday, if today hasn't gotten going yet?
  •     I thought about my fic once or twice
  •     I wrote
  •     I did some planning and/or research
  •     I edited
  •     I've sent my fic off to my beta
  •     I posted today!
  •     I'm taking a break
  •     I did something else that I'll talk about in a comment
Monday Discussion:  Do you like to write from image prompts?

linaewen: Girl Writing (Girl Writing)
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Hello and welcome to a new writing week for our WIP Challenge.  What kind of a writing day has it been today -- or yesterday, if today hasn't gotten going yet?
  •     I thought about my fic once or twice
  •     I wrote
  •     I did some planning and/or research
  •     I edited
  •     I've sent my fic off to my beta
  •     I posted today!
  •     I'm taking a break
  •     I did something else that I'll talk about in a comment
Discussion question(s) for Sunday:  When you aren't writing for whatever reason, do you use these daily posts to check in and say so?  Or do you only check in when you have accomplished something?

check in day 18

Aug. 18th, 2017 09:13 pm
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[personal profile] lilly_c posting in [community profile] writethisfanfic
How is the writing going today? What about the last two days?

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 6


Today I

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wrote
5 (83.3%)

edited
0 (0.0%)

posted
1 (16.7%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
0 (0.0%)

had a cheeky break
0 (0.0%)

dealt with life
1 (16.7%)



Discussion: what are you working on this weekend?
sartorias: Mei Changs (MC)
[personal profile] sartorias
Everything they have worked toward is . . . here.

Mei Changsu's reason for existence is just about to be completed, but what about Lin Shu? The man wearing Lin Shu's body is not a nineteen year old battle wizard impervious to cold and pain anymore. The mask is less a defense than a wall.
Read more... )

check in day 16

Aug. 16th, 2017 10:31 pm
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How is the writing going today? What about yesterday?

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 6


Today I

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wrote
2 (33.3%)

edited
1 (16.7%)

posted
0 (0.0%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
3 (50.0%)

had a cheeky break
1 (16.7%)

dealt with life
3 (50.0%)



Discussion: reading. What kind of fics do you like to read?

NIF: eps 47-9, Xia Jiang's Attack

Aug. 16th, 2017 09:30 am
sartorias: Mei Changs (MC)
[personal profile] sartorias
This is the second climax, as tense and emotionally powerful as the Hunting Lodge battle--and there is a third to come.

One of the many things I love about this series is that now, so near the end, it could easily have descending into all grim all the time, but first there was Nie’s surprise reappearance, and then Lin Chen strolls in, and proceeds to tease absolutely everybody with his insouciant wisecracking and unruffled competence.

The result is, the serious scenes still hit with resonating impact, carrying all the emotional velocity of the storyline so far, but we get these delightful moments of relief and delight that keep emotional reaction swinging from bright to dark and back again.

Read more... )

September sign up

Aug. 15th, 2017 10:56 pm
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It's time to sign up for the September WIP challenge!

Some people join the challenge midmonth, or comment on check-in posts without signing up, which is fine -- I'm glad there's a way for the challenge to be useful in a variety of ways.

But for those of you who find the commitment of signing up useful, please leave a comment with the below information.

Signups will be open until the end of August.



  • Level of challenge: 1 chapter, 1000 words, 1 fic finished, whatever you like
  • Fandom(s) involved: if you know at this point
  • What you're looking for from the challenge: this could be as vague or specific as you like: someone to be accountable to, someone to remind you to write, someone to bounce ideas off, etc.
  • What you could offer other participants yourself: ditto!
  • How people should contact you: DW message, e-mail, IM etc.
  • Time zone: useful for seeing who might be up for a writing session at a time convenient to you


Copypaste below:



I couldn't continue to run this challenge without assistance with the daily check-in posts. Many thanks to everyone who's helped with the check-ins before!

Please let me know if you'd be interested in helping out. A week per person would be ideal (I usually assign weeks running Sunday-Saturday just for consistency). I'm happy to help come up with suggestions for discussion topics (& Friday or Saturday is usually the general chat/snippet/beta-seeking etc. post).

(& if you've completed a fic through the challenge, don't forget our collection on AO3! If you need AO3 invites, let me know.)

check in day 15

Aug. 15th, 2017 10:52 pm
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[personal profile] lilly_c posting in [community profile] writethisfanfic
How is the writing going today? What about yesterday?

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 4


Today I

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wrote
1 (25.0%)

edited
1 (25.0%)

posted
0 (0.0%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
1 (25.0%)

planned
1 (25.0%)

had a cheeky break
1 (25.0%)

dealt with life
1 (25.0%)



Discussion: midway. As were roughly halfway through the month (give or take a day), how are you getting on with your goals?
sartorias: Mei Changs (MC)
[personal profile] sartorias
At this point, it is impossible to stop watching no matter how many times I view this story.

Prince Yu is so much like a cracked diamond, brilliant but flawed. But he goes out as he came in, on his own terms, however morally suspect they might be.

Then there is Prince Jing determined to discover the truth. He does discover the truth. But.

Amid all the emotional strife, there is an awesome surprise . . .
Read more... )

Stayin' Alive

Aug. 15th, 2017 04:03 am
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[personal profile] awinterbornrose
 This video is a year old, but I still like it!








check in day 14

Aug. 14th, 2017 09:24 pm
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How is the writing going today? what about yesterday?

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 8


Today I

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wrote
6 (75.0%)

edited
2 (25.0%)

posted
0 (0.0%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
0 (0.0%)

had a cheeky break
0 (0.0%)

dealt with life
4 (50.0%)



Discussion: when life gets hectic can you write? do you wait until things calm down?

Co-GOH at Bubonicon

Aug. 14th, 2017 09:15 am
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[personal profile] sartorias
Weekend after next is Bubonicon at which I will be co-guest of honor with C.J. Cherryh, with Ursula Vernon as toastmaster.

In case anyone is local to Albuquerque and might want to come.
sartorias: Mei Changs (MC)
[personal profile] sartorias
Intense personal stakes and brilliant action sequences make this look like the series climax . . .

But just wait. The tension is just beginning.
Read more... )

Femslashex Dear Creator Letter

Aug. 13th, 2017 07:32 pm
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[personal profile] evewithanapple
(to be completed)

Harlots (TV)
Violet Cross/Amelia Scanwell

The Black Tapes Podcast
Alex Reagan/Amelia Chenkova

The Raven and the Reindeer - T. Kingfisher
Gerta/Janna

Six of Crows Series - Leigh Bardugo
Inej Ghafa/Nina Zenik

check in day 13

Aug. 13th, 2017 08:24 pm
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[personal profile] lilly_c posting in [community profile] writethisfanfic
Sorry about disappearing last week, RL kind of imploded on me and all of those things had to be bumped up to the top of the list. I'll definitely be around this week, even if RL decides to implode again. I'm not around from the 23rd to the 30th with travelling but I think one or both of those weeks are already covered.

Anyway, I'm rambling on. How is the writing going?

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 6


Today I

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wrote
3 (50.0%)

edited
2 (33.3%)

posted
0 (0.0%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
1 (16.7%)

had a cheeky break
1 (16.7%)

dealt with life
3 (50.0%)



Discussion: what are you working on this week? any deadlines?
sartorias: Mei Changs (MC)
[personal profile] sartorias
This next arc is terrific, rising to a heated, devastating peak of tension . . . and when it’s done, we’ll have another and yet another again.

This one is Prince Yu’s turn, betrayer and betrayed.
Read more... )
sartorias: Mei Changs (MC)
[personal profile] sartorias
Another brilliant duel of wits, as the emotional stakes ratchet up.

Read more... )

Memorable Scenes and Visual Readers

Aug. 12th, 2017 08:07 am
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Over at Book View Cafe I blog about being a visual writer/reader, and scenes from books I've remembered for years.

Come discuss memorable scenes that have stuck with you over time.

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