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Rose Fox ([personal profile] rosefox) wrote2017-01-01 11:40 pm

"Ask me anything"

The 24th Story Hospital post is going up on Tuesday. That's pretty amazing. Almost half a year!

I haven't been able to boost the site very much this month, and it shows: no new Patreon patrons joined in December, and the question queues are running dry. I have one question left and then I have to start making them up or pulling them off of Yahoo! Answers. I'd really rather not do that. I want to help real people with their real writing problems.

I know a lot of you have written things: stories, novels, plays, articles, poems, fanfic, essays, PhD theses, instruction manuals, TPS cover sheets. If you've run into any kind of writing problem lately—or ever—and you have a few minutes to spare, would you please write to the Story Nurse about it?

https://storyhospital.com/ask_the_story_nurse/

The Patreon patrons are nice and all, but the questions are even more essential to the site than the money. Without people asking for advice, I can't really be an advice columnist. So I would really, really appreciate you taking a moment to send me a question.

Thank you v. v. much.
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[personal profile] hrj 2017-01-02 05:41 am (UTC)(link)
I've been thinking about submitting a Story Hospital question, but the problem is that it isn't really a writing problem or a stuck point in my process. It's more a POV choice that I made for specific reasons and am now beginning to second-guess.
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[personal profile] hrj 2017-01-02 05:02 pm (UTC)(link)
OK, I'll do it.
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[personal profile] gingicat 2017-01-02 11:10 am (UTC)(link)
Oh gosh, I wish I'd known when I bowed out of Yuletide. But I do want to finish that story... hmmm.
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[personal profile] gingicat 2017-01-03 10:51 am (UTC)(link)
Ok. I'll dig out the one from last year as well.
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[personal profile] amaebi 2017-01-02 12:51 pm (UTC)(link)
I did it! I did it!

Also, would you like me to promote Story Hospital on fb?
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[personal profile] amaebi 2017-01-03 12:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Yes, I reckoned I would refer to you as The Story Nurse.
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[personal profile] watersword 2017-01-02 03:39 pm (UTC)(link)
I keep starting questions for Story Nurse and then in the middle of writing them, realize I know the answer (generally the answer is DO THE THING). So just having the form up is helpful, although perhaps not for everyone else.