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|As useful as item ratings are, they are a bit blunt and broad. Conversely, trigger warnings are razor sharp in specificity, but they can deliver spoilers. Fortunately, with the use of a drop note labeled Trigger Warnings, one can easily have the best of both worlds. In fact, you will by so doing protect people who don't want to see your content and simultaneously attract people who need darker, more stimulating stories. |
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To see it used in my work, I have some warning content in . Check it out. I welcome regular reviews as well as comments on my warnings. I am new to this, so am not entirely sure whether I have listed the triggers clearly and comprehensively.
| ||Going Overboard (13+)|
With his sister as a roommate, is Darien doomed to live a lonely, useless life?
This one is really shaping up. A bit more evocative, and a bit better hitting the notes.
Love your take.
|So, what if the story in my novel--the real story--isn't about saving the locals from conquest and staging a rebellion against the Empire. What if the reason he resists the female lead's charms isn't because of his culturally superior attitude toward brainwashed slaves (and her equally paternalistic intention to influence his conscience) but rather about his love for the (apparent) villain? |
What if the story is really a save-the-princess yarn and the endangered prince's life is forfeit the moment the hero starts his rebellion?
What if the hero is torn between honoring the ideals that this conquering officer of the empire has taught him, and protecting the man?
What if this story has grown far deeper than I can actually hope to even convey?
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| ||Catching Cold (13+)|
John finds he knows a good thing, but will he get the message?
Well, actually added the resolution. Lemme know if it is too easy an ending.
|Just looking through one of my better stories. I added a first scene to help flesh out the world. It greatly enhances the character's world, makes it much more intelligible, but I fear that it is far too soft on the basics of scene, e.g. the goal, conflict and disaster are tepid. Love to hear what you think... it auto rewards. If your answer is, "yes it's boring, I quit early, cut it" just make sure you ramble enough to get the auto reward. Preferrably tell me how far you got? Or just ask me for a manual award. Additionally, ideas on how to ramp up the goal, conflict, and disaster would be appreciated! |
Added benefit: there are three reviewable sections in that story alone, and a couple more about the same heroine as an adult. This one being the origin story, it likely has the best character arc. I will gladly reward all three with at least a thousand if you review!
Warning: just because the heroine is too young to wield her sword properly, don't assume that the whole thing will be sweet. Her origin is violent, 18 +.
|I just finished retelling the oldest story I ever finished, at least that I remember. It's the tale of Stiles, who is gifted a magical necklace by a ghoulish gypsy. With it, if he will but put it on the neck of the lady he loves--by the end of Halloween--she will be his for life. |
Needless to say, it came out a lot different. I was in fourth grade, and now I am in my forth decade. I was in my Edgar Allan Poe period. Wish I had the original, I might post it for comparison.
|Looking at a first draft of a poem that I forgot about... inspired pile of rubbish. I'm like... was I for real? Maybe I think it should be easier by now.|
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| ||I'll Do Better (18+)|
I know how you must feel, but these are bad. Bad, bad, bad, bad...
It's a tiny edit, but it hasn't seen any action in a LONG time. One of my best works, and just about the only one I set in the real world.
Check it out, let me know what you think or if you see any ideas.
In this piece, I get to lash out, put some of my more suspect thoughts--thoughts too edgy for a blog titled "Thoughts of Madman"--into the mouth of a character. This lout: an idiot, a troll, or does he have a point? For your consideration:
| ||Trans/action (ASR)|
What have I gotten myself into? Maybe I was happy being a ... (Short short)
Edited for punctuation and completeness; third person objective. Comments on the sanity of the character's ideas welcome too.