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Slam  
I will be removing some of my items from my portfolio because my upgraded membership runs out tomorrow. I'll copy them to word documents and post them again when I can get another membership. Problem is, I can't decide which ones to remove. I've got less than 12 hours to decide *Sad*
A question (from someone who has deleted hundreds of items in service of upkeeping membership over the years): will you be actively editing these items immediately? If not...

Option One: you can hurry and make a book item as a "short story collection" and then copy each story over as a separate entry. I currently have a short prose book in my portfolio, and any stories around or under 2,000 words get deleted and added to it. The one very good thing about this is that members can still review each, individual entry, which is amazing! Unfortunately...

The downside: once your Upgraded membership expires, you will not be able to add or edit entries. But you will be able to keep those stories in your portfolio until you are Upgraded again. I recommend this option if you expect to be able to have an Upgraded membership again in the future.


Option Two: Make a static compilation! It may sound silly, but for over a decade, I maintained a Basic Membership and was always running out of portfolio space. This year, I wanted to write more, but I didn't have the space to do it, so I made "static compilations." These are... exactly what they sound like. I made this one ("Poetry Compilation | 2019) for my poetry. I ended up being able to upgrade, so that item is now unused in favor of my book items, but if you just want to have your stories here on WDC this is a decent option, though not without issues.

The downside: As with all static items, members can only review it once, which is too bad, but it can work out very well! I recommend this option if you want to be able to edit your stories after compiling them.


Another random option: If you have 99,500 GPs, you can buy a Basic Membership with gift points. It will last 3 months and give you some time to figure things out! 149,500 will pay for a 6-month Basic membership, and 199,500 for a full year. Right now, you are still well under the item limit for Basic, so that could work as an option if you wanted.

It is always tough to decide which items to delete, and it's especially hard to permanently delete the feedback you've gotten! I tend to copy down the reviews before I delete any item, because feedback is the most amazing thing in the world to me.

Good luck! If you happen to have more time in advance to make plans next time, you'll have more options, but this is all I can think of for now.
Slam  
Hey everyone. Thank you so much for your advice. However, I woke up to a very nice surprise from an anonymous gifter this morning so I won't have to worry about my membership for another three months *Delight*
Roseille ♥, that's awesome! Great ideas!

Congratulations, Slam! Enjoy! I have noticed that members who really active tend to get free membership donations from time to time. *Wink*
Slam  
Finally back in my desk writing after a long hiatus! Just got done with a short essay I had been kicking around in my head for a while now. I've always wanted to write something set during Victorian London, and while this particular essay doesn't make any remarks to the time period, writing it scratched that itch I had.
Welcome back! Good job on scratching that itch! *Smile*
Slam  
I watched a book review the other day. It was a horrendous book. I would be doing you a disservice if I told you which one it was.

Among the many issues the book had, one of the biggest ones was the fact that the main character was literally omnipotent. There were no stakes, no suspense, no excitement whatsoever because the protagonist could simply wish away the issue.

It got me thinking though, I wonder if it is even possible to execute such an idea properly. There have been plenty of omnipotent side characters or even antagonists before, but I have never read a story with an omnipotent protagonist. With an omnipotent protagonist, would conflict even be possible? It seems to be against the basics of storytelling. How can you have a story where nothing goes wrong?
Hi! What an interesting question!

Perhaps the conflict arises because the omnipotent protagonist has some internal struggle. Maybe they are conflicted about using or not using their power. Or they used it wrong and saw people get hurt. Maybe they realize their issues are not the same as everyone else’s and they have a moral dilemma about whether or not to use their powers for their own benefit or for the benefit of humanity? Can they manipulate time and space as well? If not, everything that has happened already cannot be changed, so the omnipotent protagonist can have regret or consequences for their actions. You might even explore the idea of fate and destiny - What would an omnipotent character feel if the future is already written?
Slam  
I had a terrible headache yesterday and it inspired me to write a short story about it. Thankfully the headache is gone today. Oh boy, it is much more difficult to write a story with a headache than I thought!
Slam  
I had an idea written down in my notes, it was literally just "infinite wolf steaks". No clue when or why I wrote it down but making something of it was fun, if not a bit challenging. Still, I wonder what I initially had in mind.
I'm glad you figured out something for it. It's an interesting prompt.
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