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Old 01-05-2014, 10:38 PM View Post #291 (Link)
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Yes, you can. Whether it's a short story or a novel, post a thread for each part -- for example, you would have a thread for Chapter 1, Chapter 2, etc.
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Old 01-09-2014, 08:24 AM View Post #292 (Link) Points
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How do i get more points? Also can i put a whole short story on one thread (i like to copy and paste straight from my notes)
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Old 01-09-2014, 01:45 PM View Post #293 (Link)
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Originally Posted by Iknowdude00 View Post
How do i get more points? Also can i put a whole short story on one thread (i like to copy and paste straight from my notes)
If you haven't already, please read the site rules and our critique guidelines. The critique guidelines tells you that you get points for critiquing people's work, and the longer the critique, the more points you will get (up to 10). Any critique you post that isn't sufficient will be deleted and, if you do post work, your writing thread will be closed until you can write a helpful enough critique.

Yes, you can put a whole short story in one thread. If you write a a novel, however, you must put each chapter in its own thread. If the short story is being posted in parts, over time, then you should post each part in its own thread as well (i.e "my story part 1" then "my story part 2")

As well as the site rules and critique guidelines, you should read all the stickied threads you can find. Stickied threads are the ones that are pinned to the top of each subforum--for example, this FAQ thread is stickied to the top of the Newbie Zone. The Stickied threads are all there to help new members.
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:20 PM View Post #294 (Link) Problems Posting (not pnt related)
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Greetings,

I am trying to post under Novels (Members only) and I am recieving the following message: "In an effort to stamp out forum SPAM only members with 10 posts or more can post website links or email addresses."

I have the required points, and the copied text contains neither prohibited item.

I figured the length of 54 formatted pages might have been causing the submission to error, I attempted posting merely the introduction and met the same result. Could I be told what I am doing incorrectly? I would very much like to get this novel up and critiqued. Thanks!!
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:24 PM View Post #295 (Link)
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Originally Posted by Dead Poet Denizen View Post
Greetings,

I am trying to post under Novels (Members only) and I am recieving the following message: "In an effort to stamp out forum SPAM only members with 10 posts or more can post website links or email addresses."

I have the required points, and the copied text contains neither prohibited item.

I figured the length of 54 formatted pages might have been causing the submission to error, I attempted posting merely the introduction and met the same result. Could I be told what I am doing incorrectly? I would very much like to get this novel up and critiqued. Thanks!!
Cheers,
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That's super weird, and I'm not sure why the forum is having that reaction. Maybe it's something with the formatting or how the forum is seeing the formatting? I've never had that issue. You can PM me the section you want to post and I'll take a look through it though, and see if any obvious issues pop out.

One thing though: Generally, in the novels forum, we ask that you post a chapter at a time, and that each chapter gets a new thread. This is both the keep the forum fair (so that you don't do one critique and then put up your entire novel), but also to make it easier for people to read and critique your stuff. So once you get the post to go through, PLEASE PLEASE only put a chapter or section up at a time, and make a new thread or new post within a thread for each one. You can look through stuff other people have posted to get an idea of what length is acceptable if your novel isn't broken up into chapters. I think a few thousand words at a time is ok.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:28 PM View Post #296 (Link)
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Is there a reason the forums are closed? I just joined and would like to post some of my work but i am unable.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:58 PM View Post #297 (Link)
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Hey Emer! You need to critique other people's work before you can post your own. That way, everyone gets feedback. Before you start critiquing, read the guidelines. And make sure you follow them! Otherwise, your critiques will be deleted by the mods, so just pay attention to what you're writing and you should be fine.
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:26 PM View Post #298 (Link)
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Originally Posted by Emer View Post
Is there a reason the forums are closed? I just joined and would like to post some of my work but i am unable.
What MonaLon said (thanks by the way!). In addition to reading the guidelines, I think you should read this guide to how the forum works. Pay careful attention to the stuff about critiques, both what we're looking for and how to give a really good one. It looks like the critique you posted so far might be a little short, so I'd start practicing more in depth ones as soon as you can.

Basically, if you put work into the site you'll get helpful stuff back out - our rules are in place just to nudge that along.
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Old 02-14-2014, 07:18 PM View Post #299 (Link) question related to 4th annual Young Writers Award
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This thread exists to answer a lot of the questions new users have here. If you want to ask something else, you can post your question in this thread and one of our existing members will answer it for you.


WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS SITE?

Young Writers Online was created so that young writers would be able to receive constructive advice on their work, so that they may become better writers and artists. We strive to do this by creating an environment where people can post any sincere literature, questions, suggestions, or critiques, and receive answers in a friendly, constructive manner. We encourage all writing and discussions, as long as they are posted without malicious intent and do not invite unnecessary drama or stress into the boards. We will take whatever reasonable action is necessary to ensure that this purpose is maintained.


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IS MY WORK PROTECTED?

All work posted here remains the property of the author. We will not reproduce any part of any work posted without the author's consent. If you are worried about work being stolen, just remember that all posts here have a date, which proves you are the original author. If you are worried about ruining your First Printing Rights by posting your work tot he public, we have several members-only forums which will maintain those rights.


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All writing can be found in the Literature Section. To submit work, find the appropriate subsection and click "New Thread." To comment on other people's writing, click the "Post Reply" button on the same page as at writing.

We use a Points System to make everyone does their fair share of comments. If you hardly comment on other people's writing, it will not let you post your work. At the same time, it helps ensure that the comments other members give to your writing are as detailed and helpful as possible.


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i am very new to this site and i am finding it amazing. can i take part in 4th annual Young Writers Award and will my new status to this site affect the results.
  
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Old 02-14-2014, 08:28 PM View Post #300 (Link)
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it depends if you're Joyce or not.

But I think you have to be active, you can't just roll on in here, enter, win, and then leave.
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