The Writer's Sphere - Share your writing

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by DarkRula » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:39 am

Well, great going OR.

And this thread has reminded me to get that release post for my fourth done. It's been out for almost twelve hours already.

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PostRe: The Writer's Sphere - Share your writing
by shy guy 64 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:38 pm

think its a good idea or a bad idea to post previews of my stories online for promotion?

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by DarkRula » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:22 pm

Any promotion of your stories can help. Books on digital storefronts will have a decent chunk of their first chapters available to preview anyway, so if you have a more exciting part in a later chapter, that would be better to use.

Promotion is still the one thing I err on the side of, as while I will post about my stuff and give previews to it, I don't want to feel aggressive about it and so am probably doing way less than I should.

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PostRe: The Writer's Sphere - Share your writing
by OrangeRKN » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:08 pm

This thread is literally for sharing your writing so don't worry about that :)

Writing group tonight was interesting, we did five minutes of free writing which I found to be a great exercise for forcing me to write quickly. Planning on going back!

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PostRe: The Writer's Sphere - Share your writing
by shy guy 64 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:05 pm

DarkRula wrote:Any promotion of your stories can help. Books on digital storefronts will have a decent chunk of their first chapters available to preview anyway, so if you have a more exciting part in a later chapter, that would be better to use.

Promotion is still the one thing I err on the side of, as while I will post about my stuff and give previews to it, I don't want to feel aggressive about it and so am probably doing way less than I should.



OrangeRKN wrote:This thread is literally for sharing your writing so don't worry about that :)

Writing group tonight was interesting, we did five minutes of free writing which I found to be a great exercise for forcing me to write quickly. Planning on going back!


thanks for the advice guys, ill post a link if i do so

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by shy guy 64 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:35 pm


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PostRe: The Writer's Sphere - Share your writing
by OrangeRKN » Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:30 pm

“Who’d of thought a games console would have a larger inside,”


I read this and I couldn't help think of the GRcade meme about larger, as in the drink larger.

I do not recommend putting lager inside your games console

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PostRe: The Writer's Sphere - Share your writing
by shy guy 64 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:36 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:
“Who’d of thought a games console would have a larger inside,”


I read this and I couldn't help think of the GRcade meme about larger, as in the drink larger.

I do not recommend putting lager inside your games console


have to say thats not what i thought would go through people's heads when they read that

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by DarkRula » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:07 pm

There's some great character interaction there, shy guy. Especially in that third preview.

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PostRe: The Writer's Sphere - Share your writing
by shy guy 64 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:55 pm

DarkRula wrote:There's some great character interaction there, shy guy. Especially in that third preview.


thank you i had a lot of fun writing it

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PostRe: The Writer's Sphere - Share your writing
by OrangeRKN » Wed May 08, 2019 9:18 am

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48185607

A new feature in Microsoft's Word aims to help improve writing beyond the usual grammar fixes.

Using artificial intelligence, Ideas will suggest rewrites for clunky sentences as well as changes to make sure language is gender inclusive.

It will help users lay out different parts of a document, including tables, and suggest synonyms and alternative phrases to make writing more concise.

It will be cloud-based and initially available to users of Word Online only.


Is this the spiritual return of Clippy? It sounds annoying as hell. Also concerning in being cloud based, so all your writing is being sent to some unknown server and your selected corrections probably used to further refine the AI.


In other news, I reached 40,000 words on Monday. Looking back when I posted about hitting 30,000, that means I managed 10,000 in a month. I'm very happy with that, especially with how busy I've been!

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PostRe: The Writer's Sphere - Share your writing
by shy guy 64 » Wed May 08, 2019 9:43 am

OrangeRKN wrote:https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48185607

A new feature in Microsoft's Word aims to help improve writing beyond the usual grammar fixes.

Using artificial intelligence, Ideas will suggest rewrites for clunky sentences as well as changes to make sure language is gender inclusive.

It will help users lay out different parts of a document, including tables, and suggest synonyms and alternative phrases to make writing more concise.

It will be cloud-based and initially available to users of Word Online only.


Is this the spiritual return of Clippy? It sounds annoying as hell. Also concerning in being cloud based, so all your writing is being sent to some unknown server and your selected corrections probably used to further refine the AI.


In other news, I reached 40,000 words on Monday. Looking back when I posted about hitting 30,000, that means I managed 10,000 in a month. I'm very happy with that, especially with how busy I've been!


yeah that does sound super annoying, also congrats on 40,000 words

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by Tafdolphin » Wed May 08, 2019 9:56 am

OrangeRKN wrote:https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48185607

A new feature in Microsoft's Word aims to help improve writing beyond the usual grammar fixes.

Using artificial intelligence, Ideas will suggest rewrites for clunky sentences as well as changes to make sure language is gender inclusive.

It will help users lay out different parts of a document, including tables, and suggest synonyms and alternative phrases to make writing more concise.

It will be cloud-based and initially available to users of Word Online only.


Is this the spiritual return of Clippy? It sounds annoying as hell. Also concerning in being cloud based, so all your writing is being sent to some unknown server and your selected corrections probably used to further refine the AI.


This constant reliance on algorithms (because that's what they are, not strawberry floating AI) is infuriating. Grammar is a multifarious, multifaceted beast whose norms and accepted rules are constantly changing. This sort of gooseberry fool leads to inevitable normalisation and decreases diversity in styles.

strawberry float that gooseberry fool.

In other news, I reached 40,000 words on Monday. Looking back when I posted about hitting 30,000, that means I managed 10,000 in a month. I'm very happy with that, especially with how busy I've been!


This is good however. Well done Orange!

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PostRe: The Writer's Sphere - Share your writing
by DarkRula » Wed May 08, 2019 3:34 pm

Great going on the 40k OR.

As for the Ideas AI thing, Word is already infuriating when it gives suggestions for perfectly fine sentences. I don't need it telling me that I used one too many words in all my sentences.

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by DarkRula » Sat May 25, 2019 10:45 am

shy guy 64 wrote:Frozen Fire


Just to let you know, I've bought it, and will be starting reading soon.

Those second book previews also sound great.

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PostRe: The Writer's Sphere - Share your writing
by Meep » Sat May 25, 2019 11:18 am

I can't wait for that new Word update: "It looks like you're trying to assume someone's gender. Would you like to check your privilege?"

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PostRe: The Writer's Sphere - Share your writing
by Karl_ » Sat May 25, 2019 11:59 am

i don't get it? did they do something like that or is the joke just "sjws"?

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PostRe: The Writer's Sphere - Share your writing
by Meep » Sat May 25, 2019 12:20 pm

I was commenting on the BBC article "Using artificial intelligence, Ideas will suggest rewrites for clunky sentences as well as changes to make sure language is gender inclusive." Which just seemed kind of funny. :lol: I can imagine a lot of people going nuts if that's really the case.

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PostRe: The Writer's Sphere - Share your writing
by shy guy 64 » Sat May 25, 2019 1:10 pm

DarkRula wrote:
shy guy 64 wrote:Frozen Fire


Just to let you know, I've bought it, and will be starting reading soon.

Those second book previews also sound great.


i hoe you enjoy it, id love to hear your thoughts on it if you wouldnt mind

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