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Forum : 2007 - 2008 Anthology : Getting Ready For Print

Douglas
Posted at: Feb 27, 2008 at 4:42 AM 
As you know (or maybe you don't, if you haven't been around the site very long!) the site will be publishing a print anthology of the best writing on the site from Sept 2007 - June 2008.

As we move through the spring I'll be posting information here about the progress of the anthology.

Later on in the spring each author on the site will have the opportunity to submit to me up to three pieces of writing which you think are your best work.

While you're waiting, if you have a piece of writing you want help editing/proofreading, in order to make sure it's the best it can be, you can start a thread here and ask others to read/comment/advise on your writing.

Douglas
Posted at: Feb 27, 2008 at 5:10 AM 
And if you missed the blog entry about the Anthology, there are two or three posts in the news blog - hit the "news" link at the bottom of any page.
~Edited by Douglas, Mar 10, 2008 at 9:43 AM

Douglas
Posted at: Mar 1, 2008 at 4:51 AM 
If you would like to ask people for advice on improving a specific piece of writing that you hope will be included in the anthology, start a new thread, and link to your writing, instead of pasting the entire piece into the thread.

How To Link
Let's say, as an example, that I want to link to my writing titled: It Felt Like the End of the World.

At the top of the page I see a line that begins "Posted by Douglas". At the end of that line it says: "ID = 248"

Now I return to the forum and in my post I include the following:

[gallery=248]

And it will appear in the thread like this:

It Felt Like the End of the World

Douglas
Posted at: Mar 1, 2008 at 7:53 AM 
Also, if you're starting a thread here to get advice/proofreading, please start the thread title with "ADVICE:".
~Edited by Douglas, Mar 1, 2008 at 7:53 AM

Douglas
Posted at: Mar 10, 2008 at 8:57 AM 
I was asked to explain what I meant by the bit about carriage returns.

Let's say you've written a piece that looks like this:

Quote
Jeorge looked up from his tuna fish sandwich and said, "Hey Doug! Wow! I haven't seen you in such a long time! How are you?"
I shrugged and said, "Oh, I'm doing pretty well. How about you?"
With his usual pathetic whimper Jeorge replied, "Not bad, for a dodo bird!"

That's very hard for people to read, because on the internet we don't have paragraph indentation. So it should look like this:

Quote
Jeorge looked up from his tuna fish sandwich and said, "Hey Doug! Wow! I haven't seen you in such a long time! How are you?"

I shrugged and said, "Oh, I'm doing pretty well. How about you?"

With his usual pathetic whimper Jeorge replied, "Not bad, for a dodo bird!"

That's what I mean by having two carriage returns between paragraphs.

Douglas
Posted at: Mar 10, 2008 at 9:00 AM 
Quote
The other issue is something that most
of you won't have to worry about - it's
something that can happen if you type
up your post somewhere else and then
copy and paste it into the site - you can
end up with extra line breaks in the middle
of your lines, so there are really short
lines instead of having normal length
lines.

If your writing looks like that, you should edit it, put your cursor at the end of each line and press delete to get rid of the extra carraige return. The result would look like this.

Quote
The other issue is something that most of you won't have to worry about - it's
something that can happen if you type up your post somewhere else and then
copy and paste it into the site - you can end up with extra line breaks in the middle
of your lines, so there are really short lines instead of having normal length lines.

Jeorge
Posted at: Mar 10, 2008 at 9:04 AM 
...usual pathetic whimper????

WHAT????

Josiah T.
Posted at: Mar 10, 2008 at 9:34 AM 
ROFL!!!!

Katie
Posted at: Mar 10, 2008 at 10:12 AM 
LOL!
Poor Jeorge! ;-)

Douglas
Posted at: Mar 10, 2008 at 1:27 PM 
...and the folks who don't know who Jeorge is are left wondering: why in the world are they all laughing at that poor fellow? :D

Josiah T.
Posted at: Mar 10, 2008 at 2:02 PM 
Yup, lol. :-)

Mathax
Posted at: Mar 10, 2008 at 5:11 PM 
Luckily I do. :D
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