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awarded  Quorum
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comment Will blogging my fiction limit its ability to be traditionally published later?
I like the suggestion of using a locked blog. At this point, I'm not sure how dedicated the people I've told about my blog are to reading it, so it's probably something I'd consider for later if I find they are. I'm curious, though: if I were to blog a few scenes of a larger piece, realize I'd grown attached enough to want to publish it, then finish and revise it offline, would that change how likely a publisher would be to turn it down for being blogged?
Feb
12
comment Will blogging my fiction limit its ability to be traditionally published later?
As for the possibility of self-publication, I like the idea of having a publishing house's assistance to prepare and market my book, but I do see the value of keeping my options open. At this point, I'm nowhere near ready to publish anything. I'm just trying to see how my decisions today may help or hinder me down the road.
Feb
12
comment Will blogging my fiction limit its ability to be traditionally published later?
My wording may have caused confusion as to what I meant by writing a new piece in the same genre as the piece I had blogged. I meant "genre" to be very narrow, e.g. a story about a pack of wolves dealing with internal conflicts while in a natural disaster. Is there a better word I can edit in for this narrow a category? If I had dedicated time to a story like this but discovered its being blogged prevented its publication, it would be disheartening to consider whether to lose it or write a like story.
Feb
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asked Will blogging my fiction limit its ability to be traditionally published later?
Feb
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accepted How can I make description more natural to me?
Feb
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awarded  Citizen Patrol
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awarded  Supporter
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revised How can I make description more natural to me?
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asked How can I make description more natural to me?
Feb
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comment How can I cut my prep work to get to writing more quickly?
I wish I had the rep to at least vote this answer up. I plan to apply some of these suggestions to see if they can help me gain some more insight into my writing process or provide ways to improve it.
Feb
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awarded  Scholar
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accepted How can I cut my prep work to get to writing more quickly?
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awarded  Editor
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revised How can I cut my prep work to get to writing more quickly?
Added clarification on my approach to writing
Feb
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comment How can I cut my prep work to get to writing more quickly?
Excellent point. And I can understand your impatience. There are way too many of us. ;) Regarding the ease of plotting vs. writing, I think I'm in the other camp. I have really enjoyed participating in forum roleplays in the past. In that setting, the plotting is done by the creator of the forum. Once you craft a single character, it's all writing. Unfortunately, it leaves me without practice in areas like plotting and revision.
Feb
5
comment How can I cut my prep work to get to writing more quickly?
I think I need some clarification on your intent in the first line. Do you mean to indicate that "prep work" is not necessary to writing (since daydreaming is considered non-productive in many cases), or do you mean that "daydreaming" is a necessary part of writing, though like all prep, too much can get in the way of actually writing? I've seen and appreciated your answers to other questions on the site; thanks for taking time for mine. I especially like the suggestion about practicing with shorter works.
Feb
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awarded  Student
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asked How can I cut my prep work to get to writing more quickly?