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  • 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.


    soundofmind oooo love this!!!
    9 hours ago

    Prokaryote My god I'm getting vertigo
    45 minutes ago

  • Four more chicken lit works to go! Or else the chicken category gets it!

  • Okay everyone, I'm issuing an ultimatum. If there's not more than 20 works in the Chicken Lit section by this time next week, I am striking it out!

    Lucrezia Here's one.
    Sat Feb 04, 2023 3:18 am

    lliyah oh no :(

    I've got one more here !

    Sat Feb 04, 2023 4:52 am

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  • I have never heard anyone say "I can't wait until it's February!" That is because February is the worst month. It's still cold, but snow is less likely. The sun still sets early, and as the shortest month, it's the least cost effective month. The Romans saw it as the most unlucky month.

    But, I'm looking forward to it anyways! Social Month sounds awesome, and I have most backend updates out of the way, meaning I can start moving onto frontend updates. I'm also looking forward to just being able to relax more this month. Spent way too much time driving in January.

    Nate That all being said, I can't wait until daylight savings time starts on March 12! My favorite time of day to run is 7pm, but running in the dark is no fun.
    Tue Jan 31, 2023 10:10 pm

    Snoink I am looking forward to February... ;)
    Tue Jan 31, 2023 11:23 pm

  • If everyone who reads this message does just three reviews, the Review Day goal of 200 will easily be reached!

    Dossereana Awesome! :D

    *me plans to do at least 4 reviews maybe more*

    Sat Jan 28, 2023 11:15 pm

    Snoink ... should I stop now? ;)
    Sun Jan 29, 2023 2:57 am

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  • If you don't sign up for a review team, you're basically saying you're okay with canine amphibian metamorphosis.

    On an aside, I tried getting ChatGPT to come up with a spell name for that, and here's how that interaction went...


    Nate Finally got it to do so by asking it to explain the spell in the speaking style of a wizard!

    Canis Ranae Transfiguro

    Spoiler! :
    Ah, my dear apprentice, are you in need of turning your canine companion into a croaking amphibian? Very well, pay heed to my words and take heed to the incantation I impart to thee.

    The spell for transforming a dog into a frog is called "Canis Ranae Transfiguro"

    To cast the spell, you must first acquire a frog from its natural habitat, and collect a strand of hair from the dog you wish to transform. Next, you must mix the hair with a potion made from the crushed bones of a newt and the ink of a squid, while reciting the incantation.

    Once the potion is ready, you must administer it to the dog and recite the incantation again while holding the frog. With a great surge of power and magic, the dog shall transform into a frog before your very eyes.

    Remember, such magic should be used with caution, as the consequences of such actions can be dire.

    "Canis Ranae Transfiguro"

    Please note that, this is purely fictional and there is no way to cast spell or change a animal into different species.

    Thu Jan 26, 2023 2:54 am

  • Most users ever online was 881 on Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:31 pm

    This was absurd, so I've reset it. Going forward, only registered users will be counted toward the record! Guests and bots will not be counted.

    This means that for the time being, a new record has the potential to be set every single day.

    Most logged in users ever online was 11 on Tue Jan 24, 2023 8:32 pm

    Let's hear it for the new record!

    Wed Jan 25, 2023 5:42 am

    PaigeFantasy like i don’t see what ya did, Nate?

    137 users who are totally not robots and use things like lungs have logged onto YWS in the past 24 hours

    Wed Jan 25, 2023 11:57 am

  • soundofmind love seeing u with the homies. Nate and the Bots. That's your new band name when's the album coming out
    Tue Jan 24, 2023 8:01 am

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    Tue Jan 24, 2023 6:18 pm

  • I love the profile picture

  • Woke up this morning worried about missing all my high school classes and today was the final exam.

    No matter how old you get, those dreams never go away.

    Hkumar Jeez, yes all the time. This proves how much we were traumatized by finals in school.
    Thu Jan 19, 2023 9:25 am

    Starve Once you fail an exam irl it goes away :D
    Thu Jan 19, 2023 4:49 pm

  • Big Brother wrote:

    YWS Most and Best Awards Results are In!

    Congratulations to everyone especially all our winners, honorable mentions, and nominees for the Most and Best Awards this year! YWS is absolutely filled with talented, creative, and wonderful personalities - thank you for being part of our 2022!

    Thank you to those who voted and especially to @lliyah @looseleaf & @Spearmint for compiling the results this year!


    The results are in for the YWS Best and Most Awards! Check out the results here!

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  • Came across an article today of 15 top writing sites. It was written in 2019, and they included Young Writers Society, but said it didn't seem very active. Meanwhile, their number one site, which is similar to YWS, has a homepage that hasn't updated in six years! Meaning that in 2019, the homepage had been static for at least two years at that point. It's not even supposed to be a static homepage.

    I think there's really two reasons why the person described YWS as not very active. The first is that the homepage is kinda blah. The second is that the site is not mobile friendly. I use it, and I know others use it, on mobile all the time, but it involves a lot of zooming. Taken together, that could leave someone with the impression that YWS is not active.

    The former issue can be partially resolved by enabling cover art for literary works. That is coming before the end of the month. Revamping the Publishing Center to do it. The second issue is tougher, but I think I'm going to try a quick and dirty method of going about doing it. YWS is already halfway to being mobile friendly, I just need to hide the sidebar behind a collapsible button when viewing the site on mobile. Doing that and making the header and footer mobile friendly will go a long way. Since phones are getting so huge these days, that may even be enough.

    Stringbean Ooo, sounds like some cool changes!
    Thu Jan 12, 2023 6:14 pm

    Quillfeather I use almost exclusively mobile and I don't find the site much harder to navigate then other sites on mobile. The hardest thing is accidentally hitting the banner or other things like then when I am trying to navigate tabs. I would also say Writer Feed Pads are a nightmare on mobile - the main problem being that when you type In pad while other people are tying it makes you text jump around and add double letters and make everything you try to say go crazy.(would also like to mention writing reviews cab get rather crazy but just because the text box is so small on mobile)
    Not sure if that helps.

    Thu Jan 12, 2023 6:17 pm

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    Nate That's because I try to forget it exists!
    Wed Jan 11, 2023 3:34 am

    Snoink How could you possibly forget Tuddy???
    Wed Jan 11, 2023 4:01 am

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  • BluesClues wrote:Will I remember to remind everyone this is happening?? Good question! Here's a reminder now, anyway: the novel publication workshop is in just a little more than 2 weeks!
    BluesClues wrote:Hey you! Yeah, you! Are you a novelist? Do you hope to publish a novel one day? Then do we have the workshop for you!

    Join us for a novel publication workshop hosted by BluesClues!

    This workshop will cover topics like...

    • should I pursue traditional or self publication?
    • how do I find agents and publishers?
    • what is a query letter and why do I need one?

    The workshop will focus primarily on traditional publication, as that's the area I'm knowledgeable about - but many of the topics we cover are also relevant to self-published authors. All novelists and aspiring novelists welcome! Tell your friends!


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  • Spearmint no, but I really want to see the possible answers for those questions XD
    Mon Jan 09, 2023 6:18 am

    Nate Here you go!

    Spoiler! :
    Pick a medium:
    Short Stories

    Pick the correct grammatical usage:
    A, B and C
    A, B, and C
    A, B & C
    Alpha Beta Gamma

    Pick a mascot for YWS:

    I do my best writing with a:
    Writing utensil and paper
    Cell phone

    The Monkey should be the YWS mascot. True or false?
    Truer than true
    I agree without reservation

    It didn't really work that well. If I remember correctly, had to allow people to switch teams because there was no one in Gryffindor.

    Mon Jan 09, 2023 6:28 am

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the only theft here is of decency when carina decided to rob me of my pride and put me on a banana
— veeren