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foxboyprower

Google publishing my stories

I'm not sure if you've noticed, but on my latest story submissions, I've put a link in the description to the google version of it. This might take a bit of explanation. I type the story in open office, then I paste the new bits into a google docs file on google drive. In this version, I format the story, adding highlights, comments for improvement, and nice fonts. What I love about the Google docs, version is that I can “publish” it and let anyone with the link read it. Uploading the story to all the art sites is a big enough pain as it is. They each have different formatting rules, so I don't even try anymore. So the formatting probably won't look very good at all, and on some sites, the indents are removed making it difficult to read. When I reread submissions, I'll find errors that need to be corrected. This means that I have to change the submission file on every art site individually. In the Google version, It's updated to my changes automatically 5 minutes after I make them.  
So I encourage everyone, when reading my story submissions, to open the google docs link in another tab and read it there (you don't even need a gmail. It's just an HTML page of the story text). Afterward you can go back to the submission page and comment what you thought. The next chapter should be up soon, and I'll be editing descriptions so you can read everything in google docs.
[Let me know whether or not you like the way I highlight certain dialog in the google doc version. I'm still on the fence about it, but it seems like a cool idea].
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Added: 5 years, 4 months ago
 
Whitehair
5 years, 4 months ago
Even though I write all my stuff in Google Docs now (since it mates real-time collaborative writing possible) I have been very hesitant to make my stories accessible via a link due to the content in many of them.  Otherwise, I think it is a wonderful idea.
foxboyprower
5 years, 4 months ago
I suppose mature content would have to have limited access, so that is a bit of an issue. But I'm not concerned about it. I'm not that popular.
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