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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?

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.

[identity profile] 2017-01-03 09:28 am (UTC)(link)
Oh wow, I'm actually having trouble with writing my research proposal to a university... I may have to swing by!