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Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:28 pm
LadySpark says...



Blogs, Clubs, Story Books- Oh My!

One of the great things about YWS is the fact that we don't just have Literary forums. We also have Blogs, Clubs, Story Books and many other wonderful things that bring us together as a community. Today, I'm going to take some time to talk about three of them. Blogs, Clubs and Storybooks!

-Blogs-


Blogs can be used for a variety of things. Whether you choose to use it as a way to advertise new writing by posting teasers, or as a way to ask questions or for advice, they're a wonderful thing that should really be appreciated and taken advantage of. To customize your blog, follow these steps.

>hit the gear on the row of black tabs
>click the Blog tab
>from there, follow the instructions

or,

>Hit the 'Blogs' tab
>on the right side panel, click the white button that says "Edit my blog settings"
>from there, follow the instructions.

-Clubs-


Clubs are user moderated mini forums that can be for almost anything. Whether you're trying to raise awareness for a cause, want something readers can subscribe too keep updated on your novel, they're really great and easy to create and subscribe too.

To create a Club, just follow these steps-

>First, click the gear tab on the row of black ones
>then, select the blue tab that reads "Clubs"
>On the left side you'll see a tab that says "Create a Club"
> From there, just follow the instructions.

To subscribe to a Club, just follow these steps-
>Once you are on the club page, look to the right side of the page.
>Underneath the club's profile picture, there should be a 'subscribe to this club button'. Click it.
>A green message will then appear to let you know the subscription went through.

(To unsubscribe, just click the same link. It will read 'unsubscribe from this club').

To send a newsletter from a club you administrate-
>on the right panel, underneath the club profile picture, there should be a link that reads 'Send Newsletter'.
>Click it and then fill in the text and subject. This newsletter will be sent as a PM to all subscribed.

To post in the mini forums of the club-
>Click the 'Forums' tab inside the club page
>On the left panel, there will be three options 'Newest', 'Oldest' or 'Create Topic'
>Select 'Create Topic' and then fill in the subject and the text

(To reply, just pick a topic and scroll down to the reply button.)

To Lock, Delete or Edit a Topic in a club you administrate, follow these steps-
>Select the topic
>scroll down to the bottom, where you should see a bar with an arrow that says 'Delete topic'
>Click the arrow and select what you want to do
>Click the Go button


-Storybooks-


Storybooks are stories that use bring a handful of writers together to collaborate on a story together. (Another name that could be used is Role Playing.) You can create your own characters, and write scenes out together.

To create a story book, follow these instructions-
>First, click the black 'Storybooks' Tab
>Then, click the 'Storybooks' forum
>At the top of the page, underneath the forum name, is a 'Post New Topic' button
>Click it and then follow the instructions

To create a DT for your story book, follow these instructions-
>First, click the black 'Storybooks' tab
>Scroll down and select 'Specific Storybook discussion'
>Click the blue button that reads 'Post a new Topic' then follow the instructions

To create a character in a story book, follow these instructions-
>Select the story book
>On the right panel, there are different options.
>There should be a black banner that reads "Characters" which will have a list of all the characters in the SB and links to their profiles. Underneath that, there's another link that reads 'Create a new character.'
>click, then follow the instructions

(If the SB is closed, you must first request to join. To request to join, just click the "Request to Join" link in the right panel.)



And that's how Blogs, Clubs and Storybooks work, in a nutshell!
hush, my sweet
these tornadoes are for you


-Richard Siken


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Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:19 pm
Auxiira says...



So how do we follow someone's blog?
You read faster than Usaine Bolt sprints xD - Deanie 2014

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@Auxiira, to the best of my knowledge, there's no way to follow a blog specifically. However, if you follow a user, their blog entries should show up on the People tab just like when they post a new work.
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Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:21 pm
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Ohhh! Thanks Nite!
You read faster than Usaine Bolt sprints xD - Deanie 2014

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Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:59 pm
TheCrimsonLady says...



How do I make a club private? After I've creatd it?
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Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:09 am
LadySpark says...



You can go in and edit it in club settings, Aurora.
hush, my sweet
these tornadoes are for you


-Richard Siken


Formerly SparkToFlame
  








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