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Not following the instructions on my story. Can it be edited?

Kathy Downey 5 years ago updated by joakim.johansson 5 years ago 3

I recently wrote a story entitled 'WORD SALAD'. I provided 10 words in which the reader was to use ONLY those words in a SENTENCE, and then provide 10 NEW words for the next chapter. One of the first drafts submitted used some of the words in a PARAGRAPH. Since it was this person's draft and my own that were submitted, I voted for his/her. Chapter 2 voted this person's draft in. So now it's time to vote for Chapter 2. There are 3 drafts to vote on (including my own). There are problems with BOTH of them, NOT following my instructions. FIRST DRAFT: submitted a 'PARAGRAPH' and not a SENTENCE, then used some of the previous words that were originated in Chapter 1 and submitted them as 10 NEW words to be used for Chapter 3. SECOND DRAFT: this person did follow instructions, submitted a SENTENCE, but then added a word that wasn't in the submitted ten from Chapter 1. PLUS this person, added 10 new words to use for Chapter 3, but 3 of the 10 submitted words are words that I had submitted to be used for Chapter 2.

I know this all sounds confusing, but my story is not being handled the way that I want or following my instructions. Is there a way that I can edit this story, by reiterating the instructions again so that readers can better understand them? And can I change the length of the story from 8 to 12 chapters?

Thank you and I apologize for the length of this post.


Having set out plots

Amber 5 years ago updated 5 years ago 6

Is there a possibility that the original author could set out a plot and what happens in each chapter? As well, users could report drafts that aren't following the plot. This would be optional, of course. This is also similar to author approving drafts.


Will someone give me feedback on my story about sandy the gerbil

Keilei 5 years ago updated by Kathy Downey 5 years ago 1

will someone give me feedback ???

do you like my story ????


Unable to log in

ritergal 5 years ago updated by Joakim Johansson 5 years ago 1

I registered for a new account, then clicked on the verification code. Unfortunately it did not seem to work. When I try to log in, I get the message "Log-in failed". I don't see an option for receiving a new verification code. I can't set up a new account because my email address is taken, and I don't see an option for "forgot password" or anything like that. I do not want to log in with Google or Facebook. I prefer keeping things segmented.

What's the workaround here?


Dictionary.com (Another helpful and much needed website)

Kathy Downey 5 years ago 0

Hi everyone: I have found yet another website that could help us be better writers. It is:


What makes this website 'extra' special is that you get TWO websites in one. There are two tabs on the main page: dictionary.com AND thesaurus.com. You can just switch between the two right there in the same browser. If you register (FREE), you can also get a WORD OF THE DAY, and other helpful newsletters.

Check it out. You might like it :)


How are the votes per draft calculated?

Kathy Downey 5 years ago updated by Amber 5 years ago 1

I notice that my 'Votes per draft' number keeps changing. Sometimes the score is decreasing, instead of increasing? Why is this?

There also needs to be more of an explanation of how the point system works, and how it's calculated.



Voting for more than one draft

Kathy Downey 5 years ago updated by Amber 5 years ago 5

I think there should be an option to place more than just ONE vote. I recently voted on the story "Fallen Angel" which had 8 drafts for chapter 3. Thinking I could vote on more than one draft, I chose the wrong one, but couldn't 'undo' it or vote on other drafts.


How Can I view stories I follow

TraderVic12 5 years ago updated by joakim.johansson 5 years ago 1

I followed a couple of stories I wanted to make a draft for, but I can't find them now (originally found by random). Is there a way to list all the stories I followed?


Stories with friends/family

cougarchris9606 5 years ago updated by Robyn Bailey 2 days ago 2

I would like to create a story and take turns writing chapters with my friends/family. It would especially be create to do it with my kids.