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Blackstallion21
Posted: Saturday, November 19, 2011 8:11:11 PM

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I'm not sure if this site has an editors program, I haven't noticed it yet, but I am an editor for my two other sites that I post on, and I don't have a problem with helping out here also!

I opened this thread for other authors to post their information too if they are interested in helping out too!

PLEASE DON'T INCLUDE YOUR INFORMATION IN THIS THREAD IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR AN EDITOR!

EMAIL THE AUTHOR/EDITOR YOU ARE LOOKING FOR HELP FROM! It helps us out greatly when it comes to actually contacting you!

If you're interested in help, Email me!

If you're an editor looking to help out, Put your information in the thread below!

HAPPY WRITING TO ALL, and CRAZY ORGASMS TO ALL OF THE READERS!

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nicola
Posted: Saturday, November 19, 2011 9:50:00 PM

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Thank you for offering your services.

We road tested this a year or so ago. In short, it failed.

Why? A number of reasons.

1) People were submitting stories containing, what we deem, illegal content (rape / cp / beastiality etc). So, unless a story moderator reads the stories prior to them going to an editor (talk about double-handling), this will always be a problem.

2) Some lazy members were using it as a free editing service, sending many of their poorly crafted stories to our unsuspecting volunteer editors.

Our story moderators do a light edit to correct minor errors, but where writers obviously need help with the basics, they are given a list of reading references / quick guide help links.

If those aren't enough, we encourage writers to post in this section, asking for help from a volunteer. That way, those that seriously wish to improve their craft, can get one on one attention.
charmbrights
Posted: Sunday, November 20, 2011 2:06:24 AM

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nicola wrote:
... 1) People were submitting stories containing, what we deem, illegal content (rape / cp / beastiality etc). So, unless a story moderator reads the stories prior to them going to an editor (talk about double-handling), this will always be a problem. ...

On other sites it doesn't work that way. The VE has first bite. That way the moderators will meet less poorly written stories and fewer poorly written stories, lightening their load a little. The volunteer editor may even advise that there may be a problem with the moderators.

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DirtyMartini
Posted: Sunday, November 20, 2011 4:37:31 AM

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charmbrights wrote:

The volunteer editor may even advise that there may be a problem with the moderators.


Oh, that'll go over well...just saying...happy8


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Guest
Posted: Sunday, November 20, 2011 5:51:35 AM

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charmbrights wrote:

On other sites it doesn't work that way. The VE has first bite. That way the moderators will meet less poorly written stories and fewer poorly written stories, lightening their load a little. The volunteer editor may even advise that there may be a problem with the moderators.


That makes it sound as though the VE is a moderator already, and let's face it, all sites are set up, developed and grow in their own way. What works at other places is great for them, but is not necessarily appropriate elsewhere.

Here at Lush, our system has been in place for some time now and for the most part works quite well.
Guest
Posted: Sunday, November 20, 2011 5:53:39 AM

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charmbrights wrote:


The volunteer editor may even advise that there may be a problem with the moderators.


DirtyMartini wrote:


Oh, that'll go over well...just saying...happy8


Snicker! Same goes for Moderators are other story sites Alan.

Nudge nudge, wink wink, know what I mean, know what I mean?

clown

Blackstallion21
Posted: Sunday, November 20, 2011 7:42:46 AM

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Well I didn't mean to make this an argument among the masses. Sword Fight

ALL I can say is that I Volunteered.

Charmbrights and I belong to another site that I belong to, and it works well there, so I know that's his argument on the subject. argue

Either people are going to see this and ask for help or they're not. I don't know what else to say about it...

DirtyMartini
Posted: Sunday, November 20, 2011 8:46:48 AM

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gypsymoth wrote:


Snicker! Same goes for Moderators are other story sites Alan.

Nudge nudge, wink wink, know what I mean, know what I mean?

clown



Yeah, think I might have an idea as to what you mean...I've been around here long enough that I'm actually starting to get a clue how the place works...

And B-Stallion and C-Brights...I think it's great you two want to volunteer to be editors, and I'm surprised your inbox hasn't filled up with requests already...there are always people looking for help, and they often posts requests in the forum...

I just don't see it ever being made into an actual program here...


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DLizze
Posted: Sunday, November 20, 2011 8:55:29 AM

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DirtyMartini wrote:


I just don't see it ever being made into an actual program here...

Nor does there seem to be a need.

"There's only three tempos: slow, medium and fast. When you get between in the cracks, ain't nuthin' happenin'." Ben Webster
Guest
Posted: Sunday, November 20, 2011 9:18:31 AM

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Blackstallion21 wrote:
Well I didn't mean to make this an argument among the masses. Sword Fight

ALL I can say is that I Volunteered.

Charmbrights and I belong to another site that I belong to, and it works well there, so I know that's his argument on the subject. argue

Either people are going to see this and ask for help or they're not. I don't know what else to say about it...



Welcome to Lush, B-stallion! That wasn't an argument, it was a discussion, Lush style. Seriously, it was.

It's very kind of you to volunteer and make the suggestion, but what is more likely to happen is we, the Moderators, will send a writer to ask for help in the Forum. When that happens, you can pick it up and help the person out. So I suggest you keep an eye out for those requests.

While we often suggest writers come and ask for help they rarely do, relative to the frequency with which we suggest it. It is up to the individual to take the leap.
Blackstallion21
Posted: Sunday, November 20, 2011 8:43:06 PM

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thx lush family
Michael
Posted: Monday, November 28, 2011 6:35:30 AM

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Would anyone care to make suggestions on which software they use to write stories? I presently use Word on a Mac but it is designed as a tool for everything. I would love to find software designed just for the writer, that will catch editing items, but keep is simple.

DirtyMartini
Posted: Monday, November 28, 2011 10:45:49 AM

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FtLMale wrote:
Would anyone care to make suggestions on which software they use to write stories? I presently use Word on a Mac but it is designed as a tool for everything.


Word is good...not sure why you would have a problem with Word, not only does Word pretty much do anything an author could reasonably want, I can tell you that most, if not all, publishers will expect you to have Word and be familiar with its functionality...features like "Track changes" for instance...

There are programs specifically for novel writing for instance, and I had posted this over on the blue site some time ago, though I don't know if anyone actually tried it...
http://www.storiesspace.com/forum/yaf_postst135_Free-Novel-Writing-Software.aspx

There are also a variety of programs geared towards more "specialty" writing, like screenplays for instance...I had started a discussion on that, but I'm convinced that if I do decide to go forward with that idea I'm probably best off finding an experienced writing partner...
http://www.storiesspace.com/forum/yaf_postst127_Has-anyone-here-ever-written-a-screenplay.aspx

Personally, I think for story writing you should stick to Word...and no publisher will ever complain if you send them a Word document...


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magnificent1rascal
Posted: Monday, November 28, 2011 10:55:12 AM

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charmbrights wrote:
nicola wrote:
... 1) People were submitting stories containing, what we deem, illegal content (rape / cp / beastiality etc). So, unless a story moderator reads the stories prior to them going to an editor (talk about double-handling), this will always be a problem. ...

On other sites it doesn't work that way. The VE has first bite. That way the moderators will meet less poorly written stories and fewer poorly written stories, lightening their load a little. The volunteer editor may even advise that there may be a problem with the moderators.


Charmbrights, if all of the authors who may step up as volunteer editors were themselves as conscientious as you about following our guidelines, such a program might very well work as you envisioned. Unfortunately, that isn't the case.

It would engender hard feelings all around if a volunteer spent significant time working with a writer to polish a story, only to have it rejected for a content violation that a moderator would have spotted straightaway. Generally, we advise a writer to post a request for editing assistance here only after the story's content has been checked, thereby greatly reducing the chance of such a scenario occurring.

We do sincerely appreciate the offer to help out, and hope you'll check back regularly for requests posted by writers.

Maggie Rascal
magnificent1rascal
Posted: Monday, November 28, 2011 10:56:55 AM

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Blackstallion21 wrote:
thx lush family


Following the advice of my mother, a kind and wise woman, I held back from replying when I first read this snide little comment of yours. In effect, I counted to 10 (and then some), but I find it still bothers me a week later.

Seriously, your third post ever in the forums is a smart aleck response because everyone didn't ooh and ahhh over your "fantastic" idea? We've seen it before, in spades: A newcomer struts in and wants to change the way the site is run to match his own perception of what it should be, without regard either to how things are actually done (and quite successfully, I might add) or to the explanation of why they're done that way.

Being condescending and impertinent is not the right way to go about making a name for yourself here at Lush, but I'm willing to give you a mulligan on this one, Blackstallion, if you can lose the attitude and start fresh.

Maggie Rascal
Ruthie
Posted: Monday, November 28, 2011 2:34:30 PM

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If I'm having problems with a story I might ask someone to help me out, but never someone I'd never talked to before. I am not secure enough in my writing to ask any of the writers I respect to read my story and give me opinions, so I certainly wouldn't just send one off to a complete stranger for that purpose. Maybe it would be a good idea to build small writing groups with at least one experienced editor. Someplace where you could get to know people and be free of those who would just join in to hurt your feelings or make you feel like a loser, and there are a lot of people like that. I meet them in the chat rooms sometimes.
DirtyMartini
Posted: Monday, November 28, 2011 2:56:18 PM

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CoopsRuthie wrote:
Maybe it would be a good idea to build small writing groups with at least one experienced editor.


Btw, there are writing groups outside of Lush...in fact, there are so many writing groups out there on the internet, I sometimes wonder if there are more writing groups and blogs than there are writers...it really does amaze me actually...

A Google search might help you find something...if you are on Facebook, there are various writing groups, some geared towards erotic stuff...


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Ruthie
Posted: Monday, November 28, 2011 6:06:39 PM

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DirtyMartini wrote:


Btw, there are writing groups outside of Lush...in fact, there are so many writing groups out there on the internet, I sometimes wonder if there are more writing groups and blogs than there are writers...it really does amaze me actually...

A Google search might help you find something...if you are on Facebook, there are various writing groups, some geared towards erotic stuff...


There are a lot of writing blogs, and a lot of groups. There must be a lot of people writing or trying to learn to write. I've learned a lot here at Lush and from links posted here too, which often lead to other links, etc. Having a chat room where people could discuss writing would be fun, if you could find people who actually wanted to do that.


WellMadeMale
Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 8:46:49 AM

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DirtyMartini wrote:


Word is good...not sure why you would have a problem with Word, not only does Word pretty much do anything an author could reasonably want, I can tell you that most, if not all, publishers will expect you to have Word and be familiar with its functionality...features like "Track changes" for instance...

There are programs specifically for novel writing for instance, and I had posted this over on the blue site some time ago, though I don't know if anyone actually tried it...
http://www.storiesspace.com/forum/yaf_postst135_Free-Novel-Writing-Software.aspx

There are also a variety of programs geared towards more "specialty" writing, like screenplays for instance...I had started a discussion on that, but I'm convinced that if I do decide to go forward with that idea I'm probably best off finding an experienced writing partner...
http://www.storiesspace.com/forum/yaf_postst127_Has-anyone-here-ever-written-a-screenplay.aspx

Personally, I think for story writing you should stick to Word...and no publisher will ever complain if you send them a Word document...


WERD FtL ... you might find this website to be interesting enough to bookmark: http://www.writersstore.com/ (you too, Alan) coffee

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DirtyMartini
Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 10:21:59 AM

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CoopsRuthie wrote:


Having a chat room where people could discuss writing would be fun, if you could find people who actually wanted to do that.



That's actually a good idea...you could start one, you can create your own chat rooms here at Lush...

And thanks Jeff...actually, there are quite a few things out there you can buy writing related...heck, you can even hire a ghostwriter to write a story for you...


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Michael
Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 2:57:27 PM

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Thanks all,
I think I will just keep using Word and adding new words to my spell check dictionary.

But is it really "pre-cum" and not "precum"; or is it “precome”?Think

charmbrights
Posted: Friday, December 02, 2011 9:04:28 AM

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DirtyMartini wrote:
charmbrights wrote:
... The volunteer editor may even advise that there may be a problem with the moderators.

Oh, that'll go over well...just saying...happy8

Well - if the VE says to the author, "Remember this site says underage sex is a real no-no, so make it clear she is 18," and the author ignores it, who gains?

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charmbrights
Posted: Friday, December 02, 2011 9:05:26 AM

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FtLMale wrote:
Thanks all,
I think I will just keep using Word and adding new words to my spell check dictionary.

But is it really "pre-cum" and not "precum"; or is it “precome”?Think

Technically it is called "premature ejaculation".

News of ALL my novels (and where to get free copies) on charmbrights.webs.com/novels.htm.
DirtyMartini
Posted: Saturday, May 12, 2012 12:08:27 AM

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Somebody say something about editing? Apparently this is how they did it in the old days...happy8




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