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  1. Because I could find nowhere to put my own ebooks, I asked every site, but there was zero interest, so I made my own free site - https://the-gay-fiction-library.site123.me The only problem is, being free, it is limited on storage and you have to rename the downloaded ebooks, but it's free.
  2. I can't believe it! Google litrpg stories or take a look at https://www.royalroad.com/home
  3. Or http://iomfats.org/storyshelf/hosted/nigel-gordon/ and a couple of his ebooks here: https://the-gay-fiction-library.site123.me/ plus an author bio https://the-gay-fiction-library.site123.me/about-nigel-gordon
  4. Perhaps you know, or someone else does, how to set up an online collection. I've seen people do it for much less important things than repairing burst water pipes. A little help from friends online can put you back on your feet, in the dry!
  5. It appears to be a mixture of choice and asking permission. You can choose to unpublish and hide the original. You can choose to re-write, re-title, and publish a new version. You only need ask permission to delete the old story, but I think I would leave it as you have done with your revised stories. My conclusion you leave the old story, republish the new version. Those revised stories appear with new likes and comments, the old version is still available.
  6. Why not? You wrote, let's say a first attempt at a story, you got lots of good feedback, you want to go away and re-write it. It's a great story, but you wrote it badly. Now when you have finished all the hard work of writing it again, you don't want all those old comments, it's a new version. When I have seen people do this they have, at least in one case, given the new version a new title and republished and in the author notes linked back to the original. So I guess that's the way to do it. Again, I ask why not? You might not want to spend your time on it, but if it's a good story, badly written, and now you can do a better job. I asked the question because this site holds a large place for learning to write, with this writers club, articles, advice and suggestions for utilities that might be useful. However, there is no set way for tackling story re-writes, perhaps because it is felt it is obvious that you can re-title and republish a story. Still as one person stated, they preferred the original of one such republished story and regretted it was deleted. This raises two points, the site doesn't, I think, want stories deleted, but authors might prefer their new work, obviously, if they have revised and republished the whole thing. Perhaps an edit and author's note in original and new versions, links the two stories and solves the problem. Except, as an author you wouldn't want comments on an old version that had been revised and republished, would you? Maybe I am making things too complicated, but for me there are revisions of an existing novel and there are new versions. A new version being where you take the original story, but change significant chunks. Imagine, you started writing, you had no idea about plot, storyline, planning, the finished story is a bit of a mess, even written into an impasse. The next version is going to not simply to revise it, but start over. Why throw away a good story?
  7. That is astrology, a celestial map, it's not the horoscopes you read in the media. That the celestial map highlights personality traits is a universal rhyme rather like: Monday's child is fair of face Tuesday's child is full of grace Wednesday's child is full of woe Thursday's child has far to go, Friday's child is loving and giving, Saturday's child works hard for a living, And the child that is born on the Sabbath day Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.
  8. I find no clear approach to learning how to write through publishing online so as to receive feedback and comments. Some writing is published as learning, then later may be either abandoned or revised. Sometimes you may want to delete or hide a story. You might revise and want to re-publish. How do you do this? Take a story revision, you don't want to edit the existing story, this is a re-write, you don't want the old comments, they have served their purpose. You want new comments on a new revised second edition. You also want readers to see it is being republished. How do you do this? I have seen, presumably complete stories, status changed to in process and the old reviews disappear. Do they come back when the new story is finished and marked complete. How does this mix of old and new work? There is a straightforward route to publishing, pausing, abandoning, but no clear route to using a story to learn, getting feedback, revising and republishing?
  9. Arthur Schopenhauer, "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."
  10. “Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.” ― Leonardo da Vinci
  11. Loved number four: Chekhov’s Egg is like Chekhov’s Gun but directed by Ridley Scott. If you introduce an alien egg to the story it must hatch and eat someone by the third act.
  12. @Rhythminthemind welcome to a site where you can post your story and get feedback and comments from readers. It's so easy to do, just start posting. Of course, there is a whole lot more here, so take a look around and explore.
  13. I was sixteen. My mother opened the bedroom door. I was stark naked lying on top of my "best friend" who was also naked and we were... I think she said, "Oh! Sorry," she closed the door. I said something like "Oops!" And we carried on... quietly. Afterwards my friend was more embarrassed than I was and he sneaked out. My mother only said, "You'll have to tell your father." My parents were separated and my father living in a different country. I did tell him, but sometime later, I don't know if my mother had already told him, but I think so. It wasn't a surprise. They were okay, I guess, I'm still not certain about what they think.
  14. That is certainly a relatively easy solution just requiring selecting the text and clicking the IM button, having added the names, it could even be indented if that is a preference. Having researched a little, I find there is no one standard way to present online chat for book format, it is rather a personal choice of the author and editor, so I guess it comes down to what you think works. The point against using a format of NAME: he wrote hello, is that it looks like a screenplay. Other suggestions I came across were for italics, if not used for a character's thoughts, or page justification, left, right, or indents. I am sure you must have come up against all these myriad of choices when implementing the IM button. The problems of what format to choose, apart from your aesthetic choice, is how it might impact further down the line, if you want an ebook, for example, where indenting can cause problems and font changes are not always possible, they certainly aren't with the ebook conversion I use. More questions than answers, but the one that would work is italics.
  15. Help! Is there a recommended, preferred, or usual way, to format the exchange of messages between two characters in the story? The scene is where character A is chatting online to character B, in a chat room. In the narration there is this chat between the two. What is the format to use? Quotation, speech marks? Italics? Colours? Proceeded with the characters names? Also, because it is a chat room and online, character A has a pseudo, which is important to the plot. This must be common today and I am thinking must have a usual format in books.
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