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Pop-Up Submissions, 22nd April

Katie-Ellen

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Dug Up...I did think it was a promising beginning. I missed the first 3 minutes last night. The title's got that double meaning going on, I thought it was quite good but could be stronger.
 

Geoff

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Unfortunately missed yesterday's submissions, but will catch up. Did something happen in the chat room? I see it is on notice, or have I misunderstood?
 

Tim James

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Unfortunately missed yesterday's submissions, but will catch up. Did something happen in the chat room? I see it is on notice, or have I misunderstood?
I think they are asking us to be careful what what we type in the Discord chat room as @AgentPete has developed a habit of putting it up live on the screen and therefore it can later be read here (and elsewhere). A modicum of self control is therefore asked for from the participants.
 

Katie-Ellen

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Yes and no. Nothing so strong as that. No rebuke :) Chat room was visible at times yesterday so people over on FB could see it...and the chat was not always, ahem, directly on topic vis a vis the submission under review. Colourful though, hehehe...
 
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Katie-Ellen

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From what I've seen, (three weeks so far), that seems to happen quite often. Very funny some if it, but not very on topic.


It wasn't always like it is at present. It's very much an evolving entity, and by and large, I think it's excellent. But maybe just sometimes it runs away with itself and Litopians on Discord, I include myself, could really fuel up the Pop-Ups, and keep the feed easier to read and follow by staying more on topic...
 
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Katie-Ellen

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Yes, though it's fun, long may it continue, if it was me submitting, I'd appreciate that extra bit of help and attention from the chat room.
 

AngryPI

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I found the open perspective of our female members, delightful, informative and highly amusing. If chatrooms could blush, the whole affair would have me crying in my seat. And though a varied response from the chatroom can help the author's submission critiquing; Agent Pete's analysis is what I would be focusing on mostly.

So, as others have pretty much said--game faces on, but enjoy yourselves.
 

AgentPete

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The “chat room” (needs a better name, i think... suggestions?) is simply too good to ignore. Frequently hilarious, often perceptive. What you’re getting with Pop-Ups is a slice thru my mind as I evaluate subs, hopefully useful, and it definitely isn’t trial-by-chat room. But increasingly, I use it as a resource, especially in terms of positioning a submission, in the same way as you might call over a busy office, “what was that thing by Murakami about jellyfish?” Fabulous resource, actually :)
 

RainbowAlix

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So It's a Naming Game.
This sounds like fun.
So @AgentPete are you up for suggestions?
If I so, I shall put my thinking cap on :)
A name that sums up the whole chat-room?
Both professionally and for its improper banter? :p
I will never think about Finding Nemo in the same way again, LOL, thanks @Carol Rose
 
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Katie-Ellen

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I quite like that, but back-up has a hint of drains It makes me think of constipation just a teeny bit. Don't want Peter getting constipation.

@AgentPete uses it for taking soundings. We're the board. The Sounding Board? but that's not it. Needs more snap.
 

MrDisco88

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I missed it on Sunday (was at the FA Cup semi-final, my team lost, so Pop-Ups would have been more enjoyable and cheaper form of entertainment), but caught up yesterday. Does anyone know of an author who has used redacted text in a published novel? Could actually be a very powerful technique if done in the right way!
 

Tim James

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Does anyone know of an author who has used redacted text in a published novel? Could actually be a very powerful technique if done in the right way!
I know what you mean, It would be quite a gimmick, but it seems a bit defeatist to me. Why write something and then not let the readers read it?