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  • Roxanne wrote:
    alliyah wrote:This is a good reminder! Friendly reminder that people do not generally post their work on YWS to receive robot feedback, but to hear what real readers think about their writing! :) Using AI to write the majority of your review is also against our site rules. Rather than using AI, why not come up with your own fun and creative template ... like the "Goose Feather Review Template" (featured below)...

    Spoiler! :

    Hello Author, I'm on a search for the Baby Golden Goose - so let's collect some goose feathers as I review your work!

    1 GOOSE FEATHER) Constructive Feedback

    (room to improve)

    2 GOOSE FEATHERS) My Favorite Parts

    (room to praise)

    3 GOOSE FEATHERS) Future Predictions / Interpretation

    (engage with the work)

    4 GOOSE FEATHERS) My "Reader Questions"

    (engage with the author)

    A FINAL HONK

    (Sign Off)

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    Hello Author, I'm on a search for the Baby Golden Goose - so let's collect some goose feathers as I review your work!

    [bebas]1 GOOSE FEATHER) Constructive Feedback[/bebas] (room to improve)

    [bebas]2 GOOSE FEATHERS) My Favorite Parts[/bebas]  (room to praise)

    [bebas]3 GOOSE FEATHERS) Future Predictions / Interpretation[/bebas]  (engage with the work)

    [bebas]4 GOOSE FEATHERS) My "Reader Questions"[/bebas]  (engage with the author)

    [bebas]A FINAL HONK[/bebas]  (Sign Off)


    Big Brother wrote:Hi everyone, with all the fun reviewing events happening right now this is a important message from your moderator team:

    Do not use AI writing tools to generate the majority of your review. While these tools can be fun to experiment with for your own work and can even aid writers as a tool in generating creating prompts and ideas, representing these types of AI generated writing as your own is unfair to other reviewers and unfair to the authors who are hoping for human (or maybe goose?) feedback.

    As a writing website, YWS exists to promote creative writing and the sharing of writing feedback between writers, representing AI generated writing as your own undermines those things, so it is important that we take this issue seriously. AI writing can be hard to spot, so we are relying on you as fellow writers and community members to act with honesty in representing your work and your reviews.

    If a user is found to be using AI reviews those will be treated as both spam and plagiarism, the review may be removed along with the points earned from them, and the user may be banned from the site. Please reach out to a moderator if you have any questions or suspect that you have received an AI generated review.

    Good luck reviewing this month, YWS!

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  • 4 days left!! We have 5 entries now. Stop thinking and just go for it ^^
    NadyaStatham wrote:9 more days to submit your cover!
    NadyaStatham wrote:

    🎨📚 Cover Contest Announcement!


    Get Creative with Camp NaNo July 2024


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    Click on the image and use this thread to submit a link to your cover art!

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    We're back with another set of NaNoTags! Last week's #FirstLine and #NovelSoundtrack had catchy opening lines and great soundtracks! If you missed any of the tags before, head over to the trusty NaNoTags thread and catch up on the buzz. And this week's hashtags are...

    Coming up with dialogue is an art, whether it's something moving, suspenseful or ridiculously hilarious. Share one (or more) of your favourite dialogues or quotes from your novel.


    This one's for the jaw-droppers, the twists, the unexpected turns - big or small. Share a plot twist in your novel and be sure to wrap it in a spoiler code. You can also include the title of your novel above the spoiler. See the code below for an example.
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    #SpoilerAlert (Title of your novel)
    [spoiler]insert twist here[/spoiler]


    Bonus Hashtag!
    Because all's fair in writing and memes, share some memes about the writing process, NaNoWriMo, characters, writers themselves, or anything else related to writing. Tag it all with #NaNoMemes

    Good luck with your projects and have fun with the NaNoTags! :D

    Keep up with the hashtags #NaNoTags #CampNaNo

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  • 9 more days to submit your cover!
    NadyaStatham wrote:

    🎨📚 Cover Contest Announcement!


    Get Creative with Camp NaNo July 2024


    Image

    Click on the image and use this thread to submit a link to your cover art!

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  • Roxanne wrote:
    Spearmint wrote:Image

    Hope you've all been having fun with the NaNoTags so far! If you'd like to catch up on them, you can find a list of all the tags so far in this thread. :D
    Now then, it's time for some more hashtags, created by the lovely Roxanne!! Remember, you can answer these hashtags by posting on your wall with your answer and the hashtag.

    A great hook is important for drawing in readers and piquing their interest! And regardless of whether you're still workshopping it or not, there's something special about a first line. Share the first line of your novel. If you don't have one written yet, feel free to share any ideas you have for when you do start writing!


    Do you know a song that would be perfect for the theme of your novel? Can you envision your novel as a film? Share the soundtrack of your novel. Bonus points if you explain why you think the music you share fits your novel! ;D

    We're a week through Camp NaNo already! Best of luck with all your projects, and happy writing! =D


    Keep up with the hashtags #NaNoTags #CampNaNo

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  • #FirstLine (s) While doing this, I realised my first lines are pretty lame. I might change them later on.

    MaryAnna S1
    ‘Leave me alone, Gloria!’

    MaryAnna S2
    “How are you alive?”

    Detective Gonzales
    Suddenly, the alarm went off, "beep...Beep!...BEEP!...BEEP!!!!"

    The Exchange Student
    Dear Mia,
    Before I knew it, I was on a plane to the USA.


    💎Diamonds in the Rough💎
    “Ofcourse, he was dying,” she thought.

    Happy #NaNoTags #CampNaNo

  • I think it's the fact that everyone thinks that Rani and Zayn are a couple. gosh, they are freaking siblings!!! Now, don't let me say that twice. Rani's together with Ace. This hurts me as a writer for some reason.

    Snoink wrote:I want more #NanoTags for #CampNano ! So here's an unofficial one, lol.

    What is the biggest Big Misunderstanding in your story? #BigMisunderstanding

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    Snoink OH DEAR. That sibling bond is strong too, hahah. I suppose it's an easy mistake you can make if you have a good relationship with your siblings.
    Jul 5, 2024

  • #OneSentence

    MaryAnna S1
    A stubborn fourteen year old girl named MaryAnna goes trough a journey of selfdiscovery and is on the brink of discovering a web of family secrets when she dies.

    MaryAnna S2
    A stubborn twenty four year old girl named MaryAnna realises she just missed ten years of her life and discovers she's the daughter of a mob boss and an ex-agent.

    Detective Gonzales
    Ema's the first woman detective in her town (and is hated for this), she learns how to cope with living with her arranged husband who is still seeing his ex-btw and her job.

    The Diver & The Cook - Bros4life
    Wilko's adopted brother Arka, chases his dream of becoming a professional swimmer as he hopes to become the best chef in their country. What happens if Arka gets bit by a shark?

    The Silent Nurse
    Isla's saves the enemy, Sjur, falls in love with him and he kills her in the end. Will he be able to forgive himself?

    The Soldier
    Sjur finds out thirteen years later that Isla had his child, who is now being hold for a ransom, bc he's the son of two countries who have been at war for decades. Can this lead to peace?

    The Exchange Student
    On the night Palma arrives at her exchange family in the US, she gets phone call of her sister who needs medical attention, but fails to get that and dies. Because of this Palma becomes a lawyer.

    💎Diamonds in the Rough💎
    When Carla is kidnapped by the Carter siblings, she falls for the older brother and finds out a devastating secret of her father which almost costed her life.

    Shadow Reapers
    Ace, Rani, Zayn and Rafael: Four assasins who work for the biggest mob boss in the underworld - they try to steal a chance at having a normal life, occasionally breaking the rules. Like when Rafael falls for a waitress at his favourite cafe, when Rani and Ace start a relationship with each other and when Zayn tries out his DJ skills.

    Which one are you most excited for? I'm really liking this #NaNoTags #CampNaNo


    Roxanne A peek in the underworld with assassins (occasionally breaking the rules and DJ skills? XD) Family secrets, a sassy detective, precious diamonds, a lawyer,... and to think that they're all connected 0.0 How does one choose?
    Jul 2, 2024


    Spearmint ooooooooh these all look awesome!! i think Shadow Reapers is my fav, because i feel like there's the potential for a lot of humor there =P
    Jul 3, 2024

  • NaNo here I come! :D

    Roxanne wrote:Image

    'Tis the time to start hashtagging again! Every week in July, you will find some fun NaNoTags in the People Tab to join in on. How does it work? Simply post the hashtag you'd like to respond to on your wall along with your answer.

    We're starting off by bringing back the classic. Summarise your novel idea in one sentence. If your novel idea from last Camp NaNo hasn't changed, feel free to do this one again or skip to the next hashtag.


    Let's show some love for the supporting characters in the novels. Share the name of your favourite side character, and optionally, other details about them, using this hashtag.

    So, hop on the hashtag wagon and join the CampNaNo fun! Happy writing :)


    Keep up with the hashtags #NaNoTags #CampNaNo

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  • 🎨📚 Cover Contest Announcement!


    Get Creative with Camp NaNo July 2024


    Image

    Click on the image and use this thread to submit a link to your cover art!

  • SquillsBot wrote:Beep boop!

    The June issue of Squills is here! We have updates and on the ground perspectives on some exciting events, including Last Ship Sailing, Review 102 and Team Tortoise happenings. We also have one new book review column, 'A Fellow Reader', written by the latest addition to Creative Staff, NadyaStatham. Along with the June edition of 'Icy's Reading Log', you'll have plenty of book thoughts and recommendations this issue! Check it out!

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    1. FEATURED MEMBER INTERVIEW: GOODOLNOAH
    2. REVIEW EVENT RECAP
    3. TEAM TORTOISE INTERVIEWS: RAVENAKUMA
    4. ICY'S READING LOG: JUNE
    5. AHOY! POETRY IDEAS AHEAD
    6. FEATURED MEMBER INTERVIEW: 22MIDNIGHT
    7. LAST SHIP SAILING ROUND III - FIRST MONTH UPDATE
    8. A FELLOW READER
    9. SHAMELESS PLUGS
    10. SUBSCRIBERS

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  • Ley wrote:
    Introduction to Roleplaying Workshop!
    By completing it, you'll earn a RPMo Workshop Badge!



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  • EllieMae wrote:
    A new FM has been announced!! Click the image to see who it is!


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  • Spearmint wrote:calling all LSSers! this is the last day to submit your responses to the following questions for a Squills article! :D it'd be wonderful to be able to have responses from a variety of LSSers, both new and experienced <3 feel free to answer all, or just one! (you can PM me or reply to this post)

    1. What's LSS Round III been like for you so far? Any highlights you'd like to share?
    2. If you've participated in previous rounds, how is this round similar or different?
    3. What are you most looking forward to in this round, or future rounds?

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  • Spearmint wrote:and another pretty badge!! keep an eye out for #NaNoTags soon! :3



    NaNoTags
    Participated in at least one of the #NaNoTags
    (badge design credit to Roxanne)

    Spearmint wrote:look at how pretty the badges areeeee :0



    Cheerleader
    Posted an encouraging comment on a fellow Camp NaNo-er's thread
    (badge design credit to NadyaStatham)



    Creative NaNo-er
    Participated in the cover art contest
    (badge design credit to NadyaStatham)



    Participant
    Participated in Camp NaNo July 2024
    (badge design credit to NadyaStatham)



    Finisher
    Completed Camp NaNo July 2024
    (badge design credit to NadyaStatham)


    Check out Camp NaNo July 2024 here!

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