Tag: frequently asked questions

  • A.C. / TBP FAQ #3 – Will you read my story?

    A.C. / TBP FAQ #3 – Will you read my story?

    Q. Will you read my story? A. Probably not. I don’t like unsolicited advertising (a.k.a. spam). Some authors don’t mind if you send them a message asking them to check out their stuff, but I do. When I get messages like this, I normally don’t bother replying. Q. Will you ask your readers to check out my story? A. Probably not. If I do endorse a story (I haven’t yet), it’s because I have read it and liked it a lot. There are some stories I like, and I will put them in a reading list which you’ll be able to see on my profile. I have a couple of stories on my one reading list so far, but I will add more.

    Q. Will you read my story and give me honest feedback?

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  • A.C. / TBP FAQ #2 – Why are your updates so short?

    A.C. / TBP FAQ #2 – Why are your updates so short?

    Q. Why are your updates so short? A. They’re not! All my most recent chapters are the longest in the story — each is approximately 2,000 words long. With fiction, a chapter may seem longer or shorter depending on the pacing. Q. Could you write longer updates next time? A. I could, but I don’t want to. With this story, 2,000 words is a good length for a chapter. This 2,000-word limit is not arbitrary. A story chapter’s length is as long as it needs to be for the author to tell a certain beat, scene or event. This length works for TBP, and I will probably stick to it. Q. Why can’t I see [chapter/update/etc.]?

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