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05 April 2013 @ 06:54 pm
Hi guys!

I wrote a short story and I'm very nervous about this. I'm used to writing but not letting anyone read my work but I have to get over that fear and just let my peers tell me what they think.

So, I want you guys to read a part of my story and give me your honest opinions. Suggestions are totally welcome. I'm game for anything to make my story better.

Anyway, thanks for taking the time to read it and critique. It really means a lot.

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03 April 2013 @ 10:00 am
Hi everyone!

I removed everyone that had not posted an introduction to the comm, meaning we have 20 spaces open for new members! Woohoo! Membership is open now.

If you were part of the community and think you were removed wrongly, my bad! Comment here and I'll add you again. :)

A new pitch post is coming today, keep your eye out. Happy hump day, sheeps!
27 March 2013 @ 07:19 pm
Hello gang!

We got an overwhelming response today from ONTD and have hit our current cap on members! I wanted to post and let everyone know that, for the time being, we will not accept any new members. Membership will likely open again one week from now, when we do an activity check on everyone accepted today.

If you are an interested party, please keep an eye on this post! I'll post again when we're accepting newbies.

If you are a member of the comm and would like to endorse a friend, please comment here and we will consider them first when we have space available!

Thanks y'all!

Also: if you requested an invite today, please check your community invitations. I invited all that requested it! We have around 15 people who have not accepted their invitation. That means you! :)
25 March 2013 @ 09:40 pm
Hey y'all! (And by y'all I think there's two of us...) Welcome to the sheepy writing community. This is an informal writing group, for the purpose of creating a supportive community focused on reaching personal goals, improving our writing, and generally being awesome. Since we want this to be safe place where writers feel free to share and collaborate, I'm gonna set some ground rules.

This is beta, remember, so feel free to jump in if you have suggestions.

1. ...and I can't say this strongly enough...

It's not hard. Don't copy others work and bring it here. Don't take people's work from here and try to pass it off as your own. There is a zero-tolerance policy in place for all plagiarists. You'll get banned, and also we'll hate you forever and ever and ever. No exceptions.

In addition, courtesy of smokesinatra: "If you steal work and make a profit from it, sheepywriters will not only support the OP in pressing charges, but we will sue your unoriginal ass too. It's honestly not work the risk to steal, so don't!"

2. Be nice. We don't expect you to say every single thing you read here is walking perfection, but don't treat other writers like shit. The rule is constructive criticism. We want to make people's stuff better, not make people cry and not want to write anymore. I HATE when people do that shit. It's unattractive.

3. As a part of rule 1, we humbly request that you introduce yourself when you join the comm. There's a post for it. Right here. It's simple and clean like the way that you're making me feel tonight, so do it. This is to make sure you didn't just join the comm to read others' work and possibly steal it. If you don't introduce yourself within the first week or so, we'll all side-eye you. Then we'll remove you. But why did you join a community when you weren't even going to introduce yourself? What's up with that?

4. Basic ONTD rules apply. No spam, no porn, no abusing others, nothing too off-topic, no sexism/racism/ableism/homophobia/being an all around douche canoe.

Well, actually, about the porn... we'll have special posts for critiquing porn. I mean, it's just sex, right? I don't care. Just make it clear when you're posting something NOT SAFE FOR WORK. Not hard.

And...that's it for now! Comment if you have thoughts. It's a free country, except when it isn't.