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Fanfic Writing Meme #23

Exhausted. Another parade and concert today, and then I went over to my friend's house to plan our England trip. Not that we got any of that done. :)

23. When you post, where do you post to? Just your journal? Just an archive? Your own personal site?


Short entry today, partly because I'm exhausted and partly because this is a pretty boring question. LiveJournal, ffnet, whofic.com, AO3, and now deviantArt. I'm either Shivver or Shivver13 on these sites. I like having people read my stuff, though dA seems to be quite a wasteland for fanfics. There's plenty of them, but their interface for literature is pretty horrible.

I think my favorite place for fanfics is AO3. The options they give for organizing fics are good, and the default skin for the fics makes it easy to read. Ffnet is difficult to read and feels like it's a website rooted in the past while the rest of the fanfic universe has moved on. Whofic.com is great for DW fanfic, but its base software is very limited.

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flowsoffire
Jul. 20th, 2014 06:43 am (UTC)
England trip? That's exciting :) And parade and concerts, are you watching or performing?

So you're everywhere, too! ;) Pretty much agreeing… I used to be a FF kind of girl, but I've mostly moved on to LJ and AO3 now, especially since I moved into the Who fandom (I was mostly into Harry Potter before).
shivver13
Jul. 20th, 2014 06:13 pm (UTC)
Yup! First trip abroad ever, for both me and my friend. It's going to be awesome!

Performing - I'm in a marching band (picture a bunch of silly people, ages 40 to 70, just walking along having fun), though I'm also in other concert bands, too. I hadn't played music since high school, but I joined a concert band a few years ago and am loving it!

I try to post in a lot of places. Though I write for myself, I enjoy having people read what I write. I need to stop expanding to more sites, though, because when I find a typo, it is such a PAIN to go correct it on five different sites! :D

Edited at 2014-07-20 06:14 pm (UTC)
flowsoffire
Jul. 20th, 2014 06:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's so exciting :) Where are you from?

The marching band sounds great!

Hahaha, same here! Posting takes longer and longer, too… but a wider readership makes it worth the trouble! ;)
shivver13
Jul. 21st, 2014 03:19 am (UTC)
Oregon, USA. I guess I lied a little bit. I went to Canada last March, to test out my new passport. I'll have to write a post about that little adventure soon.

Edited at 2014-07-21 03:29 am (UTC)
flowsoffire
Jul. 21st, 2014 06:22 am (UTC)
Okay :) I kind of assumed—it's a lot easier for Europeans to go abroad than Americans, except when said Americans are close enough to a border…

shivver13
Jul. 21st, 2014 07:45 am (UTC)
Yeah, we're discovering that, actually. Since the DW Experience is going to be closed the entire time we're there (*sob*), we crossed Cardiff off the itinerary, and in looking at where we might go instead, we realized we could actually go to France, Belgium, the Netherlands, or even Germany for a couple of days. It's so easy to just jump around in Europe!

Edited at 2014-07-21 07:47 am (UTC)
flowsoffire
Jul. 21st, 2014 12:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's sad :/ But yeah, the visiting several countries will make up for it! I hope you have a great time!
shivver13
Jul. 21st, 2014 03:56 pm (UTC)
Oh, we're going to love it! We're both Anglophiles, so while missing the Doctor Who stuff will be sad, there's so much more that we want to see and do. Thanks! :)

Edited at 2014-07-21 03:59 pm (UTC)
flowsoffire
Jul. 21st, 2014 05:03 pm (UTC)
So getting that. I would love to visit England—or any other country for that matter :)
a_phoenixdragon
Jul. 20th, 2014 07:21 am (UTC)
I do love how I can post here and just...import to AO3, remove my warnings from here, move them to my End Notes and just POST. So fast...rather awesome, lol!! Then I clone the entry to Teaspoon. I kinda cheat to do these things.

*HUGS*
shivver13
Jul. 20th, 2014 06:16 pm (UTC)
I had no idea you could import from here to AO3! That would make things a lot easier! Thanks! I go backwards. Post to ffnet first, because it's the weird one. Then post to Teaspoon. Then copy the text there (since it has all the markup done) and paste to LJ and AO3. And then paste to dA and fix all the markup in Stash writer.

a_phoenixdragon
Jul. 20th, 2014 06:28 pm (UTC)
Yup! *Beams* I always post to Dreamwidth first (I just copy my HTML'd documents and paste it into the post-section, then come to ElJay and fix some of the links (like lj-comms), then I go to AO3, Import, clean it up, cheat by copy/pasting from AO3 to Teaspoon. Then I grab the End Notes (warnings, disclaimers, etc) from AO3, paste it into my word doc, remove the HTML, load it into FF.Net, check it and post from there.

Definitely have a system - and FF.Net is the last place I post to (just because fixing typos and stuff can be such a pain here. Not hard, just tedious...nevertheless, I always wind up having to fix SOMETHING).

Three quarters of my posting strategy is making sure I have as little to change as possible, lol!! I then go and take a template that I have cobbled together in my documents, put in the relative info and links and post to comms here at ElJay. Sounds ridiculous, but saves loads of time, really.

*HUGS*
shivver13
Jul. 20th, 2014 06:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, I need to make templates. Every time I post something here, I go back to a similar entry and edit it, to copy the header and footer into the new post. What a waste of effort. :P

Ah, Dreamwidth. I thought about creating an account there, but I think I've really hit my limit on places I can keep up with.
a_phoenixdragon
Jul. 20th, 2014 06:54 pm (UTC)
Here you go sweetie...just put this in a text doc and it is good to go (feel free to make changes as you see fit) I leave the info (title, wordcount, etc) until the next fic, just so I have everything preplaced without messing up the html coding:

Title(Gen/Characters/PG)

<8b>Title:</b> Title
<8b>Author:</b> Shivver13
<8b>Genre:</b> Gen
<8b>Characters/Pairing:</b> Characters
<8b>Rating:</b> PG
<8b>Wordcount:</b> 0000
<8b>Warnings:</b> genres, character study, etc
<8b>Summary:</b> <8i>Put summary here</i>
Disclaimer(s): <8i>I do not own the scrumptious Doctor or his lovely companions. That honor goes to the BBC and (for now) the fantastic S. Moffat. The only thing that belongs to me is this fiction - and I am making no profit. Only playing about! (Or place any disclaimer you think works)</b></i>


<8center><8a href="URL here"8><8b>Teaser here.</b></a>

*Just remove the 8*


I just use if for fic, really. I've been going through steadily wiping out misc. posts off and on for the last year. I never do anything there...just use it as fic-backup.

*HUGS*

Edited at 2014-07-20 06:57 pm (UTC)
shivver13
Jul. 21st, 2014 03:20 am (UTC)
Thanks! Saved here at home; gotta remember to do this at work, too (I do way too much fanfic stuff while I'm at work).

Edited at 2014-07-21 03:29 am (UTC)
a_phoenixdragon
Jul. 21st, 2014 05:23 am (UTC)
You are quite welcome - happy to help where I can, lovie. Useful little trick - and an awesome time-saver if you post to a lot of comms.

I think we all do, lol! Access to PC means FIC ACCESS!! Whoot!!

*HUGS*
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