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DamonX
Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 3:16:59 PM

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I've noticed that [another] site has a history section but this one does not.... Would it be possible to get a historical fiction category made here?

Dx
magnificent1rascal
Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 4:23:14 PM

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DamonX wrote:
I've noticed that [another] site has a history section but this one does not.... Would it be possible to get a historical fiction category made here?

Dx


Thanks for your feedback! Historical fiction is at the top of the list of new categories we’re considering, so I’d chances are very good. icon_smile

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A history section would be most awesome .

Can't wait to see what other categories are being consideredcoffee


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DamonX wrote:
I've noticed that [another] site has a history section but this one does not.... Would it be possible to get a historical fiction category made here?

Dx




great idea and this is the way to increase the "buzz" for our StoriesSpace IMO


elizabethblack
Posted: Sunday, September 30, 2018 6:10:26 PM

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I personally love the history category. So that would be wonderful.
Adagio
Posted: Sunday, September 30, 2018 6:50:26 PM

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Why make it a clone of [another site]? Do something different.
AnnaMayZing
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Adagio wrote:
Why make it a clone of [another site]? Do something different.


I don't believe it would be cloning at all. History is a very popular genre... and I can almost hear you saying, "You would say that." kekekegay

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Adagio
Posted: Monday, October 1, 2018 11:51:06 AM

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Its not up to me, but I would try to make [this site] something unique. I can see where its heading.
AnnaMayZing
Posted: Monday, October 1, 2018 11:57:56 AM

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Adagio wrote:
Its not up to me, but I would try to make [this site] something unique. I can see where its heading.


This is a literary site, regardless. How could you have a literary website without a Historical fiction Category.
You are, of course, welcome to suggest additional categories if you want to. All will be considered. icon_smile


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Adagio
Posted: Monday, October 1, 2018 12:04:28 PM

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What about play scripts. I really don't care. I have no fleas to scratch.
AnnaMayZing
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Adagio wrote:
What about play scripts. I really don't care. I have no fleas to scratch.


Play scripts is a good idea. But, in reality, you do care otherwise, why did you even make the suggestion? You and other members are what makes a site what it is, not just the Admin, moderators and facilitators.

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magnificent1rascal
Posted: Monday, October 1, 2018 12:17:41 PM

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Adagio wrote:
What about play scripts. I really don't care. I have no fleas to scratch.


We already have a Plays category. And we are not a “clone” of any other site, nor are we moving toward becoming one. In fact, we are moving to remove references to another, related site. Historical Fiction is a popular genre that more than one member has requested be added.

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Posted: Monday, October 1, 2018 12:45:47 PM

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magnificent1rascal wrote:

We already have a Plays category.


Oh yes, so we have... d'oh!

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Posted: Monday, October 1, 2018 1:41:49 PM

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As far as I can see there are only seven plays posted in the Plays category. I have one of them, as does Maggie, Gypsy, DeLongeWannabe, Rebellious_Soul, Welshdreamer42, and anthonychansa. I was lucky enough to have DirtyMartini verify mine. Maggie's was even awarded an RR and Gypsy's had 3,700 views. The pieces there seem to be popular from the views they have.


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Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 12:22:57 AM

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A Historical Fiction genre would make even more sense here than on the other site, and I believe it would be well supported by many of our writers. Four of my stories would already fit the category better than the General genre which was the only place to put them.

Could I also humbly suggest that the Poetry category is too broad and could easily be divided between short poems, romantic poems, and narrative poems. Just a thought.

The Colours Of Love
https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/poetry/the-colours-of-love.aspx

Can Love Grow Again From The Ashes Of Despaire?
https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/poetry/can-love-grow-again-from-the-ashes-of.aspx
magnificent1rascal
Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 12:56:25 AM

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KindOfFool wrote:
A Historical Fiction genre would make even more sense here than on the other site, and I believe it would be well supported by many of our writers. Four of my stories would already fit the category better than the General genre which was the only place to put them.

Could I also humbly suggest that the Poetry category is too broad and could easily be divided between short poems, romantic poems, and narrative poems. Just a thought.


Thanks for the reminder about Poetry. The category is too broad, I agree, but I’ve been struggling with how to categorize it. Metered or free verse? Rhyming or not rhyming? Love poems, humor poems, short poems, long poems — there are a lot of options.

dontknow

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Posted: Thursday, October 4, 2018 11:02:41 AM

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If it helps, my technical knowledge of poetry is less that zero and I am sure I am not alone... although I could be. Think

Anyway, I think that genre would be a better split rather than type because I can only just differentiate a limerick from... erm…book the others? dontknow

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DamonX
Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2018 9:59:37 PM

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I an glad there is interest. I was wondering if there wood be a difference category for history or historic fiction.
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