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  • BluesClues
    16 minutes ago

    back in here for a bit!
    SilverNight wrote:There's a new Social Month challenge for RP Week, and this time it's a write-in! Hop in if you'd like!

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    February 4
    Week 1

    Have you been looking for a chance to catch up on all your RPs? Check out our third event of Social Month, the RP Write-In!

    To participate, join the fun in the pad.
    You can invite fellow YWS roleplayers to join to you in writing a post, plan a new roleplay, work on an RP challenge for a badge-- or just chill with company! Remember, all YWS site rules apply on WFPs.



    Check back on February 4th for the next challenge!

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  • we love to see it~
    Chicken Fan Club wrote:This has been quite the week for chickens on YWS! Thank you to everyone who helped save the chicken genre!!! And now we have all these lovely works to read about our favorite animal. :D A glorious victory that will bring joy for generations.

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    Also what's this I see?! It looks like someone may be part of the chicken fan club!

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  • looseleaf wrote:buying new glasses is so stressful for people who don't wear contacts. like, this will be a permanent feature of my face for more than a year, i can't screw this up.

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  • Hey, friends! I have a question to ask...or rather, I would like to get some questions from you.

    On April 24, I'm having a virtual book launch for The Remarkable Retirement of Edna Fisher.

    I'm still working out the finer details, but here's what I have planned so far:

      - an interview hosted by author SJ Whitby
      - book launch bingo with small prizes
      - a Q&A from the audience
      - a signed book giveaway

    Right now, we're trying to come up with interview questions. I know there are things I might like to talk about.

    But my question for you is, is there anything you'd like to know either about The Remarkable Retirement of Edna Fisher or me as an author? And is there anything else you'd want to see or do at a virtual book launch?

    Drop a comment or send me a PM! While SJ and I can plan things ourselves, I'd like to know what would be most interesting to potential viewers.


    Stringbean Maybe something about how your writing process and craft have eveloved over time? Is that too broad? XD
    Also I'd personally be interested in hearing about what the editing process was like for you!

    Feb 7, 2023


    BluesClues Both excellent questions! Thanks!
    Feb 7, 2023

  • IcyFlame wrote:The reading time is such a helpful feature to me when deciding if I have long enough to write a review!
    If you're posting a longer work, take a look at that reading time and think about perhaps whether you can split your work into two parts to post. It's sometimes hard to find the time to review longer works and I personally find I can do more justice to the work when it isn't super long!

    Nate wrote:One new feature and some bug fixes.

    New feature: When browsing literary works, you can now see approximately how long it takes to read a work next to the date. This is based on a reading speed of 200 words per minute.

    Bug fixes:
    - When you click on "load more" in the Green Room, the formatting is now consistent with the other works. This includes showing the content ratings.
    - In All Literary, going to the last page of works will actually show the last page of works instead of just a blank result.

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  • smh men will really flee town instead of feeling their feelings

    #roastyourdarlings #socialmonth


    spatula valid (i do that as well)
    Feb 6, 2023


    BluesClues of course you do :/
    Feb 6, 2023

  • Stringbean wrote:Hi, just a reminder that your gender, sexuality, and romantic orientations are valid, whether that's straight, queer, still figuring it out, or questioning. All good, and it's not too much to unapologetically ask that people respect you for it and respect what makes you comfortable/uncomfortable. You do you and be that beautiful person :3 <3

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  • lliyah wrote:This is an awesome new feature!

    * Have a 38.6 chapter you're releasing and want readers to know what's happened previously? Add an author note or summary to help them out and sticky the comment!
    * Have an important explanation of your moral objections to capital letters or some thoughts on the inspiration for your work that you need readers to understand before reviewing or want to make sure they know its a sonnet not an acrostic poem? Leave a little author's note to help out and sticky it!
    * Have ideas for areas you'd like a reviewer to focus on? Leave a sticky comment! :D

    On YWS part of the fun of reading I think is always the interactive aspect so I think this will help out authors in interacting with reviewers even more and hopefully also help those who review late-chapters from novels if authors are willing to write up summaries! :) as reviewers don't forget to take a glance at those author notes too!

    Nate wrote:New feature. Authors will no longer see "Mark this as a review?". Instead, they will see "Sticky this comment?". That will pin the comment to the top. They can also sticky any other comments on their work.

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  • in here yet again!
    SilverNight wrote:There's a new Social Month challenge for RP Week, and this time it's a write-in! Hop in if you'd like!

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    February 4
    Week 1

    Have you been looking for a chance to catch up on all your RPs? Check out our third event of Social Month, the RP Write-In!

    To participate, join the fun in the pad.
    You can invite fellow YWS roleplayers to join to you in writing a post, plan a new roleplay, work on an RP challenge for a badge-- or just chill with company! Remember, all YWS site rules apply on WFPs.



    Check back on February 4th for the next challenge!

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  • back in here tonight!
    SilverNight wrote:There's a new Social Month challenge for RP Week, and this time it's a write-in! Hop in if you'd like!

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    February 4
    Week 1

    Have you been looking for a chance to catch up on all your RPs? Check out our third event of Social Month, the RP Write-In!

    To participate, join the fun in the pad.
    You can invite fellow YWS roleplayers to join to you in writing a post, plan a new roleplay, work on an RP challenge for a badge-- or just chill with company! Remember, all YWS site rules apply on WFPs.



    Check back on February 4th for the next challenge!

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  • lliyah wrote:

    20 Chickens in the Literary Center!



    I think this means @Nate has to write a chicken poem! ;) :smt117: #truthordare

    With the help of many talented YWSers the chickens have been saved!

    Here's some of the most recent publications in YWS's premier chicken-genre for your reading enjoyment:

    breaded chicken by @soundofmind : a reflective and nostalgic poem
    when I speak of chickens by @Snoink a chicken poem with a little horror / shock intrigue
    The Comedi-hen by @KateHardy is both humorous and punny!
    The First Golden Goose and The Origins of the Knights: A KotGR Tale a rare work by @KotGRCommander (with some co-writing assistance by myself) is a short story featuring the much awaited origin story of KotGR which happens to involve a goose!
    POV You Are A Chicken Who Just Made It Back From Town by @Corv is an intriguing poem that touches on that age old question "why did the chicken cross the road"
    The Potentiality of Infinite Chickens by @Liminality is a playful and inventive look at chickens from the eyes of a child!
    you are surely not a goose or you would know exactly what i'm saying is one of my most philosophical poems yet. not for the faint of heart. very serious stuff. also featured in COOP: chickens of our poetry zine!
    Chickenstein a shortstory by @Lucrezia is a fast paced parody of Frankenstein that I think you'll enjoy!

    That's some good reading! For all the chicken-literature you can go to the "All Literary" tab and click that "Chicken" genre! Take a read, and maybe you'll even be inspired to join in on the fun!

    (And if any of you chicken authors are looking for a spot to submit you chicken stories or poems... COOP zine is taking submissions - more info and terms on our website. Also if you're not a part of the YWS Chicken Fan Club today's the perfect day to join.)

    soundofmind wrote:I did my chicken duty #chickens

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  • BluesClues *wipes away tear* it's beautiful
    Feb 5, 2023

  • back in here!
    SilverNight wrote:There's a new Social Month challenge for RP Week, and this time it's a write-in! Hop in if you'd like!

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    February 4
    Week 1

    Have you been looking for a chance to catch up on all your RPs? Check out our third event of Social Month, the RP Write-In!

    To participate, join the fun in the pad.
    You can invite fellow YWS roleplayers to join to you in writing a post, plan a new roleplay, work on an RP challenge for a badge-- or just chill with company! Remember, all YWS site rules apply on WFPs.



    Check back on February 4th for the next challenge!

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