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March 18th, 2009


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03:23 pm
This is for anyone to participate in--anyone who has actually read fic. :)

I've recently realized that I have a bunch of ficlets, whether written as presents ("Shiny Daniel sequel," "Hunted to Hunter") or challenges ("Shiny Daniel Trap," "Fire & Water Redux"), which have never been posted anywhere except my LJ--or, worse, in comments to an LJ post!


Poll #1367813 What to do with LJ ficlets?

What should I do with ficlets that have only been posted on my LJ?

Leave them there; people can find them through your tags.
0(0.0%)
Create an LJ sticky-post with all your fics and ficlets linked.
7(63.6%)
Go ahead and post them in a big batch to your ff.net profile.
4(36.4%)
Other (will explain in comments)
0(0.0%)

If I repost to ff.net, should I post them as-is, or revise them?

Leave them alone, you're just reposting.
1(9.1%)
Leave them alone, you don't want to bother changing them now.
1(9.1%)
Make changes if you feel they need it.
7(63.6%)
Of course, why wouldn't you revise again?
2(18.2%)
Other (will reply in comments)
0(0.0%)


And one more question for the comments: are there different kinds of ficlets, and do some of them deserve caching on my profile while others don't quite? If so, define the differences. If not, why not?
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From:kalquessa
Date:March 18th, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
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Sticky post! Sticky post! *pom poms* Yay for actually being able to find your fic on LJ!

I figure you should include whatever you feel is worthy of being collected in the sticky post or whatever counts. It's up to you. Personally, I have everything of my own that could conceivably count as fic, even the really short little things, except for my Hammond ficlet, which I loathe. I figure I had to post it for the challenge because I signed up, but that doesn't mean I have to be all waving it about where other people can see it. *buries it quietly out back*
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From:jedibuttercup
Date:March 18th, 2009 10:41 pm (UTC)
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Sticky posts are useful; I've thought about doing one for my own fic, but I keep getting bogged down by the boggling concept of how the heck to group them in the post. =)

As far as ff.net-- I tend to post everything there, and I do mean everything, but any fic that can be conceivably grouped together (a bunch of drabbles in the same universe, or whatever) gets put up as chapters of one story with 'ficlet collection' somewhere in the summary line.
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From:izhilzha
Date:March 18th, 2009 10:58 pm (UTC)
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As far as ff.net-- I tend to post everything there

*g* Yes, I've noticed. Good point about grouping ficlets by universe or whatever, if possible. Thanks!
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From:mistraltoes
Date:March 18th, 2009 10:55 pm (UTC)
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I vote for an index post and posting them to ffnet. There's not that much overlap, really.
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From:izhilzha
Date:March 18th, 2009 10:57 pm (UTC)
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That's probably what I'll end up doing, at this rate. :) (Not much overlap between LJ and ff.net, you mean? I guess not...)
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From:amberdulen
Date:March 19th, 2009 12:24 am (UTC)
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Gotta cache 'em all.
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From:krysalys
Date:March 19th, 2009 12:24 am (UTC)
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I do know that fics of 100 words are called drabbles. Otherwise, if they're under 500 words, I think they're called ficlettes. Or is it under a thousand?
*scratches head*

I honestly don't know about these things. I mean, it's rare enough that I even write, let alone write anything smaller than a frickin' novel. ;p
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From:izhilzha
Date:March 19th, 2009 12:36 am (UTC)
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Heh. I've never seen the term "ficlette," but it's cute. I almost never write actual drabbles, because it's a tough form to use--and most of my fics are over 1,000 words anyway.

Mostly if I call something a ficlet, I mean it's a small fic that isn't quite as self-contained as an actual "fic." A snippet of something that I'm never going to write more about, or for example, those deathfics I wrote from prompts a couple years ago. (A few of those became what my brain would term "actual fics," but some of them didn't, not quite.)
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From:fpb
Date:March 19th, 2009 05:57 am (UTC)
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I published all my drabbles in Fictionalley in one bunch, giving them the title "Six Tales" - http://www.fictionalley.org/authors/fabio_p_barbieri/ST01a.html . Nobody complained, and I got a few nice reviews.

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