Forum posts made by dreamcatcher

Topic This or That
Posted 16 Jan 2019 12:57

margarita on the rocks with salt

swedish massage or shiatsu

Topic Synonyms
Posted 15 Jan 2019 11:46

Greedy - Selfish

Topic The GEEK Channel... anything IT, AI, Google, Uni/School, Micro, Apple ... anything GEEK!
Posted 15 Jan 2019 10:02

http://upload.storiesspace.com/1594805164-nerd-venn-diagram-20110626-192132.jpg

Topic Synonyms
Posted 15 Jan 2019 09:54

Voracious - Insatiable

Topic Synonyms
Posted 13 Jan 2019 13:12

Yearning - Craving

Topic Synonyms
Posted 10 Jan 2019 15:49

Inspire - urge

Topic The GEEK Channel... anything IT, AI, Google, Uni/School, Micro, Apple ... anything GEEK!
Posted 10 Jan 2019 13:37

http://upload.storiesspace.com/251550905-geek.jpg

Topic Ban the user above!
Posted 09 Jan 2019 13:01

Banned for having cooking dragons who don't clean the kitchen when they are done.

Topic Add a Joke
Posted 09 Jan 2019 12:54

http://upload.storiesspace.com/1486971187-funny-bison-cartoon-joke-bye1.jpg


http://upload.storiesspace.com/133978075-images.jpg

Topic Ban the user above!
Posted 06 Jan 2019 13:36

http://upload.storiesspace.com/1647532326-fart.jpg


Banned for doubting...

Topic For my friend Roland..
Posted 06 Jan 2019 10:43

http://upload.storiesspace.com/816505616-49408040_841092296235358_4863346809637961728_n.jpg

Topic Ban the user above!
Posted 05 Jan 2019 11:28

owooooooooo! me luvs sum hugs...

banned for stealing my wolf brush

Topic For my friend Roland..
Posted 04 Jan 2019 09:20

http://upload.storiesspace.com/475131677-49126886_392736628209004_581503756873498624_n.jpg

Topic For my friend Roland..
Posted 03 Jan 2019 14:45

http://upload.storiesspace.com/510258344-e21be011ac05c4499e0bcd19229a895b.jpg

Topic This or That
Posted 03 Jan 2019 14:43

download

flatscreen TV's... <40" or 40">

Topic Ban the user above!
Posted 03 Jan 2019 14:40

banned for not hugging wolves...

Topic New member
Posted 03 Jan 2019 14:31

Welcome to SS Phillip. You'll enjoy your time here. Hope to read your work.

Topic What music are you listening to?
Posted 03 Jan 2019 14:24

https://www.youtube.com/embed/HXm8JdC4k4c

Topic What is the Premium length of a story?
Posted 02 Jan 2019 13:39

To be clear, I wasn't criticizing any writer who posts longer stories or poems. I was suggesting that a shorter piece has a greater chance of being read. Striking a balance between short and long seemed to fit a post in the 1200+/- word length IMO.

I think Rump has the right answer, in that any piece which sets the hook early has the best chance of success. Having said that though, Larry is correct in that the topic has to be powerful enough to reel the reader in. The correct title of a piece is also a less understood hook. It's the first thing a reader sees.

As a writer, we are stuck with only two options. A robust re-telling of a topic most of us have read about a thousand times, or, the more difficult option of coming up with an original topic.

Topic What is the Premium length of a story?
Posted 31 Dec 2018 13:01

As a creature of habit and a guy who tends to prioritize my time obsessively, I have developed a pattern of reading the stories and poems here on SS.

I tend to read in spurts rather than continuously, so I usually seek out the shorter posts first, then work my way into the longer more epic posts. Sadly, that means that larger stories and poems, ie. 2500+/- words often get pushed to the end and don't get read because of time constraints or a faulty memory by this ol' hound.

With that in mind, I have unconsciously come to the conclusion that IMHO, 1200 words is the premium mid-size story or poem length to ensure the most readers. Less than that is great. More than that might require the reader to peruse it or get to it when they have time.

Anybody else have an opinion?

Topic Ban the user above!
Posted 29 Dec 2018 14:30

nobody hugs a lion... they have fleas... you're banned for fleas

Topic This or That
Posted 28 Dec 2018 16:34

at home

chasing or being chased

Topic Say something nice about the person above/before you
Posted 28 Dec 2018 16:30

She has great taste in friends.

Topic For my friend Roland..
Posted 28 Dec 2018 11:46

http://upload.storiesspace.com/228482264-I-Saw-Dad-With-Mom-last-Night-Funny-Joke-Meme.jpg

Topic End of the Line
Posted 27 Dec 2018 13:59

Better stick to a thong
For there is no throng
Or you can sing a song
But you at the EOL? WRONG!

Topic Does anybody care?
Posted 27 Dec 2018 12:53

I care that the demand for immediate satisfaction has made perseverance and endurance in our endeavors a thing of the past. Starting out with everything makes life irrelevant.

Topic This or That
Posted 27 Dec 2018 12:33

green.

bananas foster or cherries jubilee

Topic Ban the user above!
Posted 27 Dec 2018 12:32

Banned for liking men in uniforms.

Topic Ban the user above!
Posted 26 Dec 2018 10:58

banned for being a zookeeper with a sad collection of animals above her...

Topic End of the Line
Posted 26 Dec 2018 10:55

The EOL is a special thing
It belongs to me, the EOL King
So just accept and best not test it
We all know, the E stands for EXIT.