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sorrowdays127

Hi I'm a new author here and I have a challenge for all of you I just posted a story and I kinda forgot to divide it into chapters so I kinda cringed when I went into the story and saw that it was 17! Pages at least in SOL format and its around 120k+ words so my challenge to you all is this
1. Comment that you accept with the date and time
2. Read the story
3. After reading come back to this page and leave a comment on how long it took you and then
4. Post a review of the story
I hope this is a fun challenge for you all and just so you know this is only one book of six

http://storiesonline.net/s/17870/shadow-and-light-book-1-antar

Replies:   REP
REP
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@sorrowdays127

According to the link, your story was deleted due to plagiarism.

ETA: The story title cited by the plagiarism notice was posted 5 years ago on SexStories.com. If you wish to claim you are the author of that story, then your post is a lie. Plagiarist or Liar, I doubt you will be welcomed.

robberhands
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'Shadow and Light' book 01 is also published on Literotica. Posting date is 12/26/12 and sorrowfullvirgin27 is named as the author.

ETA: Meanwhile, the profile of Sorrowfullvirgin27 and the plagiarized story are deleted on Literotica.

Tharos

Hello all, I am the original author to Shadow and Light. Published the complete story on a few Roswell Fanfic sites over ten years ago...actually thinking about it - it's been over thirteen years. From the looks of it, the story was copied from a site where the owner stopped doing updates on his site for personal reasons.

The completed work was 30 chapters, 290k words and back then...well proofing wasn't exactly something I did. I wrote then I posted. I know, it's bad of me.

Anyway, I never published anywhere else. Thankyou to Robberhand for pointing out Literotica. I've reported it and gone hunting for other sites. I don't mind people reposting, but outright plagerism...hell no.

Switch Blayde

@Tharos

but outright plagerism...hell no.


Been there. Feel the pain. Good luck.

REP

@Tharos

I don't know where you currently post, but you're welcome to stick around ane post a few stories and join us to chat.

Crumbly Writer

@Tharos

and back then...well proofing wasn't exactly something I did. I wrote then I posted. I know, it's bad of me.

That wasn't uncommon back then, when no one ever considered posting to a website to be a 'serious effort'. That's why we now have forums, so we can ask east other for assistance, help and suggestions.

Now, the forum is filled with protracted arguments about how for format or grammatically structure basic sentences. :(

Replies:   Remus2
lorrainedalby_1

It is the old story,those who can try and do,those who can't teach and procrastinate.

Replies:   richardshagrin
richardshagrin

@lorrainedalby_1

those who can't

Criticize.

Or write reviews.

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Remus2

@Crumbly Writer

IMO, there are one too many people playing grammar/spelling cops and robbers. I've never posted a story, but I'm in progress of a first effort. I'm sure the grammar police will send me to the big house as I've no intention of proofing anything.

Wheezer
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@Remus2


I've no intention of proofing anything.


People who paint targets on themselves should not complain when they attract snipers. Just curious, but is your attitude brought about because of your confidence in your mastery of the English language, or are you just an arrogant asshole who does not care? We're quite familiar with both types here on SOL.

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@Wheezer

People who paint targets on themselves should not complain when they attract snipers. Just curious, but is your attitude brought about because of your confidence in your mastery of the English language, or are you just an arrogant asshole who does not care? We're quite familiar with both types here on SOL.

I agree with Wheezer. If you aren't confident in your mastery of English grammar, understandable, given several authors here originally speak another language, there's no reason you can't seek out a decent editor to clean up your oversights. However, there's no excuse for someone who declares "I don't want anyone to ever criticize me, no matter how valid the objection." That type of response will draw complaints like flies to shit.

While SOL readers are fairly forgiving of new authors who are still finding their voice, they also expect them to make some attempt to put forward the best product they're capable of. If you don't give a shit about your own story, then why should anyone else?

Crumbly Writer

@richardshagrin

those who can't

Criticize.

Or write reviews.

Or criticize reviews of reviews who criticize! 'D

Uther_Pendragon

@Remus2

I've no intention of proofing anything.


We're fairly cooperative here. When your story is done, go on the editor site and ask for an editor.

YOU don't have to proof-read, but asking every reader to do it for you is fairly egotistical.

tendertouch

@Remus2

I'm sure the grammar police will send me to the big house as I've no intention of proofing anything.


I've proofread a number of stories over the years so I actually considered not having anyone else look at my story before posting. Thankfully better sense prevailed. My proofreaders bled all over it but it was better for the bloodletting.

What you do is, of course, your choice but unless you are indeed a great writer or you turn off all commenting mechanisms (or, I suppose, you write something that no one bothers to read) you can expect to hear from those grammar/spelling people, likely in large numbers.

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