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What is finestories?

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What is finestories?

Ernest Bywater

http://finestories.com

SoL sister site without sex stories. Authors are encouraged to post suitable stories on both, and some of us do.

Crumbly Writer

More generally, it's a 'family friendly' or 'work friendly' site. Since stories are rated by age, you can include 'realistic' descriptions, if necessary, but outright sex is frowned on.

In my own case, I had a couple stories which had a central incest theme, so I posted them there without any explicit scenes, simply describing the aftermath of whatever happened behind closed doors.

'Family friendly' doesn't mean 'sanitized', merely 'let's not get the site banned because many of us read the stories at work' (during breaks, of course).

I also very often post my stories to FS first, just to help promote the site, but the feedback is nowhere as good as it is on FS.

Replies:   JohnBobMead
JohnBobMead

@Crumbly Writer

I also very often post my stories to FS first, just to help promote the site, but the feedback is nowhere as good as it is on FS.


Um, you mean "the feedback is nowhere near as good as it is on SOL", don't you?

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Ernest Bywater

FS won't get you into trouble if you view it at work or church (if they let you do personal Internet there, that is) while SoL will.

At this time the membership of FS isn't that big, and many are also members of SoL, so you don't get as much feedback from FS as at Sol, and the voting seems to be a little different, too.

Replies:   Ross at Play
Ross at Play

@Ernest Bywater

the membership of FS isn't that big, and many are also members of SoL

Actually, membership of SoL automatically includes both finestories.com and scifistories.com.
The same email address and password will work on all three sites.

Replies:   Ross at Play
Ernest Bywater

The same email address and password will work on all three sites.


yes it does, but the last i heard you still had to actual go to FS and join up, although it may have changed since I joined.

Ross at Play

@Ross at Play

membership of SoL automatically includes both finestories.com and scifistories.com.

... and there's a link to both sites at the bottom left-hand side of the SoL home page.

Crumbly Writer

@JohnBobMead

Um, you mean "the feedback is nowhere near as good as it is on SOL", don't you?

Duh! Yeah, the feedback on FS is as good as the feedback on FS ever was. It's just that, with a general 3% feedback ratio, the lower numbers on the other site don't allow you to use it to 'fine tune' your work by discovering plot holes or unanticipated reader reactions the way you can on SOL (which was another reason I was using FS and Sci-Fi submissions).

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