Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I'm Up!

Okay, so I submitted to Critters again. I must be glutton for punishment, lol.

What is the trick with the line spacing? I made sure that there was a line between paragraphs in my submission, but it's all scrunched on the site...Other author's stories look okay...

Weird.

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  1. I hate when sites change formatting on you. It's a pain.

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  2. I know! It makes me look like an idiot...and it makes my story harder to read. No break for the eyes. Oh well.

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  3. I've not submitted work to critters (and at my current writing pace of 4 words a day that could be a while off) but when I submit critiques I just paste plain test from Notepad into the submission box, rather than uploading the text file. Funny thing is, from checking the critiques afterwards, some people get it as I sent it and some get it with spurious characters inserted instead of apostrophes.

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  4. There's something weird about Critters' formatting...I've had the same trouble. I usually copy/paste my crits...

    Next time I'll try copy/pasting my story. I noticed that the Microsoft Word files all have messed up line spacing. So I feel a little better, because mine was MS Word.

    The dialogue looks horrible in Critters though -- it looks so much better in Word. Did you get the email about the yellow box you can copy/paste stories to and text will show up as actual bold and italics? That should make reading some of the stories easier...

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  5. Email? Yellow boxes? Italics? Stringing trinkets about a strumpet's neck won't turn her into a princess. Pshaw!

    If typing plain text into notepad was good enough for William Shakespeare then it's good enough for me.

    So, in summary, yes I got that email. I don't get how the stories will look any better when the manuscript link takes you to a text file, but maybe they'll format it as html.

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  6. Lol. You're so funny.

    Hmmmm...I always pictured Shakespeare madly scribbling on parchment, lol.

    :)

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  7. Hey Kat! Enjoyed the stories here, very dark - I had to turn my lights up! I've been cutting and pasting from Word into the box on Critters, and that seems to be the easiest. As far as formatting your stories, wherever you want a blank line, place a ' # ' symbol on the line, and the program skips it. Then preview it to make sure it's correct. I think that's the ticket, yeah ...

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  8. Thanks Mark. I didn't know about the # symbol. It looked okay when I submitted it, but it was definitely not right on the site, lol.

    I'll have to remember that for the next time...thanks.

    :)

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