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Re: ~*~ BracesStorys ~*~
« Reply #1 on: 04. July 2017, 23:07:39 PM »
Please?  Son many people scour the web constantly it is nearly impossible to discover new material.

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« Reply #3 on: 20. April 2020, 19:18:51 PM »
I always appreciate when people update their stories or start another one. I know that it takes quite a bit of time to write and that not everyone can find the time to do it.

We have quite a few talented writers here and I want to thank everyone who has contributed their effort in adding to the wide variety of good stories here. There are some writers who have been here a long time and have contributed many good stories. Thank you for that. I have seen just how much your writing has changed and improved.

For the new writers, you have made a good start and as you write more, you will see that your writing will change and improve. Thank you for taking the time to put your ideas into print for the rest of us to enjoy.

For everyone just wanting to read our stories, send a public note of appreciation to say what you think of the stories that are being posted. Even if you don't really care for the type of story being posted, it is still appreciated when we as writers get feedback on our story. I don't particularly care for stories about guys meeting other guys with braces, but I know that there are several members who do and they have every right to be able to read those stories. I encourage those members to write stories and post them here.

Not everyone has the ability to write and I can appreciate that. Everyone can send a nice comment and encourage others to keep writing.

One last comment. We are a group of people that have a variety of languages and we don't have enough stories in other languages. If there are any people that can and are willing to translate the stories, please try to do that.

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Re: ~*~ BracesStorys ~*~
« Reply #4 on: 21. April 2020, 18:00:34 PM »
Yeah, I totally agree. I'm posting a story that I wrote and English isn't my first language so I understand that it might be weird the way I write, but I'm only doing it because I want to share the story.

I'm not seeking praise, you can tell me if you don't like it but the feedback is important. My story has 3 parts and I'm posting the first but I'm not sure if you'd like me to keep posting, if you want the whole story (that now I guess it's bigger than I thought).

Again, feedback is important.

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« Reply #5 on: 21. April 2020, 21:49:23 PM »
I like how you are writing. I can tell that English is not your first language, but you have nothing to be worried about. Your spelling and use of the English language is better than some of us. Just keep going the way that you are.

I find your story interesting and have been enjoying it. One suggestion that I do have is to number your chapters so that everyone knows what part of the story it is. In this case, it would be Chapter 5 or Part 5. I don't tell other writers what to write, just suggest that they write what they are interested in. Everyone has different interests and if you try to write something that everyone will like, you will end up with a story that you are not happy with.

I always try and get permission from each author to add their stories to TheArchive and I am requesting your permission to do that now. If you are not aware of what TheArchive is, it is my collection of stories from the internet that I share with anyone that is interested.

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« Reply #6 on: 23. April 2020, 16:06:48 PM »
I always try and get permission from each author to add their stories to TheArchive and I am requesting your permission to do that now. If you are not aware of what TheArchive is, it is my collection of stories from the internet that I share with anyone that is interested.

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Yes, sure. I'd like to see these stories and glad to have mine among them.

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« Reply #7 on: 24. May 2020, 10:21:19 AM »
Howdy howdy! I was chatting with another member about the stories and thought I'd post part of one of my replies here, seeings how I think it could be real constructive. ;D  I'd love to discuss this kinda jazz with anybody who's willing to chat about it!
(Also please note that I'm not looking to offend or hurt anyone's feelings, as I know this stuff is a genuine outlet of creativity and REALLY isn't easy, but I think the criticism can be super helpful because the folks writing on the forum are worth it and deserve to be held to a high standard because of how good they are. <3  )

(Was discussing my story "Managing a Metal Mouth")
While I've seen the scam plot done in other stories, I'd much rather keep things pretty positive ( and even Wholesome) overall. Cynthia's character is designed to be a genuinely caring one who just happens to be a huge nerd for orthodontics. I wanted to introduce more of her family at some point, but present them as likeable, even bigger nerds than Cynthia, but never sinister. I had the same opinion about the disillusioned plot. I feel like "Person gets braces and hates them" is a little too common of a trope. While I tried to be semi-realistic with Gregory's initial reactions to them, if I were to continue this story, Cynthia would play a massive role in Greg developing a genuine liking for his braces and all that they represent. I considered giving some development to Dr. Collins and even involve Sarah in some orthodontic work of her own  ;D There's certainly plenty I can do but I definitely don't want to do a few things:
My only criticism with the "Never been kissed" story is that I felt like it should've ended a while ago. There's a grace to be found in knowing when to end your story, so I'm definitely trying to be careful about letting my story go on for TOO long, ya know? While it was interesting to see the changes in perspective, it almost got too caught up in the sub-plots and lost the charm of what made me like the first few chapters. (Also I'm aware that the writer for these stories knows English as a second language, which makes the story even more impressive, but I want to maintain the same criticism, because I think they deserve to be held to the same standard, because they (and their story) really are that good.)

 An even more common thing I see is folks putting out a REALLY GOOD start, but leaving it at just a start. The "Fine Print", "Short term pain for long term gain", and "Fixed Braces" stories all had this in common. I loved the beginning, but they never got past their beginnings, so I made sure to at least go somewhere with "Managing a Metal Mouth". If I do continue it, it might come in the form of a "Book 2" and I'll label the start as "Book 1" just to make sure that if I continue the story, you can read the individual sections one at a time, making them more digestible and easier to keep up with. I'm sure if the writer of "Never Been Kissed" did this it would help a ton to keep up with it.

I truly enjoyed writing the story, and even letting it write itself at some points. Experimenting with elements of foreshadowing even from the beginning was something I had a real good time with lol

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« Reply #8 on: 24. May 2020, 10:58:57 AM »
I find myself working on several stories at the same time. I will have an idea that I want to use but can't use it in a particular story, so I will look at what stories I have and use it in a different one. Many times I will pause working on a certain story until I am in the right frame of mind to work on it. I don't want to write something that I am not happy with just to have something to post.

I might not write a chapter on a certain story for several months and then come back to it and add several chapters in a short time.

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« Reply #9 on: 24. May 2020, 11:04:49 AM »
I find myself working on several stories at the same time. I will have an idea that I want to use but can't use it in a particular story, so I will look at what stories I have and use it in a different one. Many times I will pause working on a certain story until I am in the right frame of mind to work on it. I don't want to write something that I am not happy with just to have something to post.

I might not write a chapter on a certain story for several months and then come back to it and add several chapters in a short time.

Wow! I haven't considered working on multiple at the same time! That's impressive for sure. Is there a post topic where you discuss specific ideas? I'd be happy to offer some feedback and recommendations if you're game!

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« Reply #10 on: 25. May 2020, 01:04:06 AM »
Wow! I haven't considered working on multiple at the same time! That's impressive for sure. Is there a post topic where you discuss specific ideas? I'd be happy to offer some feedback and recommendations if you're game!

I don't post many stories here these days (being aimed mainly at the male patient angle I get the feeling they aren't as popular), but I;m always working on multiple things. Some times that's just how the mind works!

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« Reply #11 on: 25. May 2020, 08:57:05 AM »
I don't post many stories here these days (being aimed mainly at the male patient angle I get the feeling they aren't as popular), but I'm always working on multiple things. Some times that's just how the mind works!

Any stories that you do write are always appreciated. I can understand your feelings. You are writing for a small portion of an already small segment of the population. You have your story site to maintain and expand and that is good enough. I have read some of your stories and even though they have limited appeal for me, I do still enjoy the way your mind works. It is always nice to see how different people write and your stories are worth reading and sharing.

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« Reply #12 on: 25. May 2020, 18:06:31 PM »
I don't post many stories here these days (being aimed mainly at the male patient angle I get the feeling they aren't as popular), but I;m always working on multiple things. Some times that's just how the mind works!

I like the different protagonists. While female is more prevalent a good male story is great to me as well. Your writing has always impressed me.

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« Reply #13 on: 27. May 2020, 04:41:59 AM »
Howdy howdy! I was chatting with another member about the stories and thought I'd post part of one of my replies here, seeings how I think it could be real constructive. ;D  I'd love to discuss this kinda jazz with anybody who's willing to chat about it!
(Also please note that I'm not looking to offend or hurt anyone's feelings, as I know this stuff is a genuine outlet of creativity and REALLY isn't easy, but I think the criticism can be super helpful because the folks writing on the forum are worth it and deserve to be held to a high standard because of how good they are. <3  )

(Was discussing my story "Managing a Metal Mouth")
While I've seen the scam plot done in other stories, I'd much rather keep things pretty positive ( and even Wholesome) overall. Cynthia's character is designed to be a genuinely caring one who just happens to be a huge nerd for orthodontics. I wanted to introduce more of her family at some point, but present them as likeable, even bigger nerds than Cynthia, but never sinister. I had the same opinion about the disillusioned plot. I feel like "Person gets braces and hates them" is a little too common of a trope. While I tried to be semi-realistic with Gregory's initial reactions to them, if I were to continue this story, Cynthia would play a massive role in Greg developing a genuine liking for his braces and all that they represent. I considered giving some development to Dr. Collins and even involve Sarah in some orthodontic work of her own  ;D There's certainly plenty I can do but I definitely don't want to do a few things:
My only criticism with the "Never been kissed" story is that I felt like it should've ended a while ago. There's a grace to be found in knowing when to end your story, so I'm definitely trying to be careful about letting my story go on for TOO long, ya know? While it was interesting to see the changes in perspective, it almost got too caught up in the sub-plots and lost the charm of what made me like the first few chapters. (Also I'm aware that the writer for these stories knows English as a second language, which makes the story even more impressive, but I want to maintain the same criticism, because I think they deserve to be held to the same standard, because they (and their story) really are that good.)

 An even more common thing I see is folks putting out a REALLY GOOD start, but leaving it at just a start. The "Fine Print", "Short term pain for long term gain", and "Fixed Braces" stories all had this in common. I loved the beginning, but they never got past their beginnings, so I made sure to at least go somewhere with "Managing a Metal Mouth". If I do continue it, it might come in the form of a "Book 2" and I'll label the start as "Book 1" just to make sure that if I continue the story, you can read the individual sections one at a time, making them more digestible and easier to keep up with. I'm sure if the writer of "Never Been Kissed" did this it would help a ton to keep up with it.




I totally agree and I don't feel like keeping up with it.

The fact is that in the end I was fed up with the story, well, not exactly with the story, but part of it. While writing I found out that I don't like one of the characters (at all), so as soon as I had the closure I felt like I needed, I quit, but I also think it went too far.

After a while, I read the whole story and I didn't like part of the ending but it's still a story I liked writing, while it still talked to me... until it didn't.
It's just my second story and I intend to keep writing (I'm not sure if I want to post it regularly, as I did with this one though) so there's still room for improvement, I guess. Regarding the language barrier, I know I did my best, I know I sound too formal/informal sometimes (or it's just weird and amiss) but I might say it was easier than writing in my native language.

And, as I said, criticism is always helpful.
Be sure that when I come up with a new story I'll take it into consideration.

Thank you for your feedback. ;)

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« Reply #14 on: 27. May 2020, 05:38:04 AM »
It is always up to the writer when a story should end.

I always advise people to write about what interests them and not worry about what other people think. If you are not happy with how a story is written, it will often read that way to others as well.

Take your time writing your stories and take a break between parts if you need to. I sometimes will take a break and return to a story after a while.

Your understanding of the English language is very good and you did very well writing in it. I always use a spell-checker when I write and recommend Grammarly. It catches many of the things that I miss as I am writing.

I will sometimes write two or three stories using the same characters so that I can tell the side-stories. Other writers will separate their stories into parts that tell the stories from several different points of view and link them all together. Having a book 1, book2, etc is also a good way of telling the story and linking them all together.

Whatever you choose to do, I look forward to reading more of your stories.

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« Reply #15 on: 27. May 2020, 15:17:33 PM »
Howdy howdy! I was chatting with another member about the stories and thought I'd post part of one of my replies here, seeings how I think it could be real constructive. ;D  I'd love to discuss this kinda jazz with anybody who's willing to chat about it!
(Also please note that I'm not looking to offend or hurt anyone's feelings, as I know this stuff is a genuine outlet of creativity and REALLY isn't easy, but I think the criticism can be super helpful because the folks writing on the forum are worth it and deserve to be held to a high standard because of how good they are. <3  )

(Was discussing my story "Managing a Metal Mouth")
While I've seen the scam plot done in other stories, I'd much rather keep things pretty positive ( and even Wholesome) overall. Cynthia's character is designed to be a genuinely caring one who just happens to be a huge nerd for orthodontics. I wanted to introduce more of her family at some point, but present them as likeable, even bigger nerds than Cynthia, but never sinister. I had the same opinion about the disillusioned plot. I feel like "Person gets braces and hates them" is a little too common of a trope. While I tried to be semi-realistic with Gregory's initial reactions to them, if I were to continue this story, Cynthia would play a massive role in Greg developing a genuine liking for his braces and all that they represent. I considered giving some development to Dr. Collins and even involve Sarah in some orthodontic work of her own  ;D There's certainly plenty I can do but I definitely don't want to do a few things:
My only criticism with the "Never been kissed" story is that I felt like it should've ended a while ago. There's a grace to be found in knowing when to end your story, so I'm definitely trying to be careful about letting my story go on for TOO long, ya know? While it was interesting to see the changes in perspective, it almost got too caught up in the sub-plots and lost the charm of what made me like the first few chapters. (Also I'm aware that the writer for these stories knows English as a second language, which makes the story even more impressive, but I want to maintain the same criticism, because I think they deserve to be held to the same standard, because they (and their story) really are that good.)

 An even more common thing I see is folks putting out a REALLY GOOD start, but leaving it at just a start. The "Fine Print", "Short term pain for long term gain", and "Fixed Braces" stories all had this in common. I loved the beginning, but they never got past their beginnings, so I made sure to at least go somewhere with "Managing a Metal Mouth". If I do continue it, it might come in the form of a "Book 2" and I'll label the start as "Book 1" just to make sure that if I continue the story, you can read the individual sections one at a time, making them more digestible and easier to keep up with. I'm sure if the writer of "Never Been Kissed" did this it would help a ton to keep up with it.

I truly enjoyed writing the story, and even letting it write itself at some points. Experimenting with elements of foreshadowing even from the beginning was something I had a real good time with lol
I do have one technique I often use and it results in a story being longer than it was supposed to be.  Let's suppose I come up with an idea that I want to experiment with.  It's not a plot idea but just a scene or event.  Rather than start from scratch and create characters and a setting, I just work it into the current story.  It saves creating new characters and a setting.  It's just a lazy habit I have.  If you read "Research Subjects Wanted" (https://www.bracesforum.net/braces-stories-braces-special-(english)/research-subjects-wanted/), for example, then you see I just kept using the same story to explore various ideas.  The story wandered and wandered.
In thinking about your post, I can see that perhaps I would have preferred if the result was several smaller stories.

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« Reply #16 on: 27. May 2020, 16:20:59 PM »

I totally agree and I don't feel like keeping up with it.

The fact is that in the end I was fed up with the story, well, not exactly with the story, but part of it. While writing I found out that I don't like one of the characters (at all), so as soon as I had the closure I felt like I needed, I quit, but I also think it went too far.

After a while, I read the whole story and I didn't like part of the ending but it's still a story I liked writing, while it still talked to me... until it didn't.
It's just my second story and I intend to keep writing (I'm not sure if I want to post it regularly, as I did with this one though) so there's still room for improvement, I guess. Regarding the language barrier, I know I did my best, I know I sound too formal/informal sometimes (or it's just weird and amiss) but I might say it was easier than writing in my native language.

And, as I said, criticism is always helpful.
Be sure that when I come up with a new story I'll take it into consideration.

Thank you for your feedback. ;)

I'm intrigued to know which character you didn't like in the end and why you fell out of love with them.

Sometimes, that does happen. You get all excited, and then over time your excitement over a particular character or plot point wanes... it happened a lot to me in the early days.

That said, don't feel afraid of trying more things. To an extent, there is nothing to stop you leaving the story for a few months then coming back to it and re-writing it, improving it, adjusting it. Also don't be afraid to write collaboratively, or just a small scene. Personally, I'd rather you write something, and pause it part way through, not be happy with it, etc., than write nothing at all.

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« Reply #17 on: 06. June 2020, 17:30:02 PM »
I had written to polo and Marty and they dont anwser me

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« Reply #18 on: 06. June 2020, 18:13:57 PM »
Have patience. It can take them a while to reply. Keep trying and eventually you will get in.

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« Reply #19 on: 20. July 2020, 23:11:44 PM »
how can I read the stories here? I wish I could!!

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« Reply #20 on: 25. October 2020, 11:22:56 AM »
Do posts that are compliments count towards the 30 post requirement?

If for example, i posted "Good story, keep on going" on a story in the general section, would that count?

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« Reply #21 on: 25. October 2020, 17:28:25 PM »
Generally, if a post is made that has some meaningful content to it, it is considered as working to the 30 post requirement. I think that the phrase used was "meaningful content" in one of the posts that was made regarding how to get access to the stories section.

In my opinion, writing a story, even if it is just short parts, is a good way to get to the 30 posts, and it shows that the person is willing to make an effort to contribute to the whole group. Other ways are to find pictures or articles about braces, or things related to braces that are of interest.  Everybody has to find their own way to contribute.

I enjoy writing, and not everything that I write can be posted here. All of my stories are in my collection, as well as many stories from other writers, some who have sent me the original files.

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« Reply #22 on: 25. October 2020, 20:28:41 PM »
Do posts that are compliments count towards the 30 post requirement?

If for example, i posted "Good story, keep on going" on a story in the general section, would that count?

Yes, it certainly should do! I think the "meaningful" requirement was just to stop people getting their 30 posts by posting non-related stuff, or a string of smileys, as you see on some message boards.

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« Reply #23 on: 27. October 2020, 04:03:52 AM »
Yes, it certainly should do! I think the "meaningful" requirement was just to stop people getting their 30 posts by posting non-related stuff, or a string of smileys, as you see on some message boards.

Oh, of course, i'd make sure my posts were valid feedback, at the least. Ah, Thank you for the answer!  :D

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« Reply #24 on: 15. November 2020, 01:47:45 AM »
While I understand and respect the guidelines and the idea of meaningful content, I have another concern.  I would really like access to the story section/archive but I don't want to be a nuisance in getting in 30 posts.  I'm tempted to post as much as I can right now, but I don't want to be an annoying spammer type.

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« Reply #25 on: 18. November 2020, 08:11:52 AM »
It's nice to see so many people writing stories now. It is an excellent way to get the required number of posts and shows that they are willing to contribute to the group here.

I really appreciate all the effort that goes into writing a story, even when it is only a short chapter. There are a few people who don't speak English normally and they are writing stories too. Keep up the good work and I know that you will get into the stories section in no time.

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« Reply #26 on: 19. November 2020, 00:13:23 AM »
Yes, it is nice to see more stories being written as of late.  As a long time follower (but only a member for the past week) I noticed a bit of a "drought" for a while.  Hopefully it continues.  Any chance I could get access to the stories section?  It does help a bit for inspiration and to see that your not inadvertently copying someone else's ideas.

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« Reply #27 on: 19. November 2020, 16:49:40 PM »
hmm why is the stepmom storry closed? i dont't see any broken rules?

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« Reply #28 on: 19. November 2020, 23:16:21 PM »
Maybe it got moved to the archive.  Seems to happen with the good stories  ???

Anyway, it seems that keeping stories "cool for school" (i.e. PG at worst?) is a bit of a challenge.  Judging from the warnings/suggestions I see on occasion, there's a substantial effort to tone things down a bit.   I'm trying to be mindful of that.  With a site where many people openly admit that their interest in the subject could be described as fetish, I can see where things get a bit problematic. 

I wonder if the rules are the same when a story is added to the archive.  Maybe the rules to keep things "clean" or "appropriate" are there to prevent problems as this is essentially an open, public forum that any teen/adolescent could stumble across.   With a more restricted access, maybe that isn't as much of a concern.

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« Reply #29 on: 20. November 2020, 00:40:02 AM »
hmm why is the stepmom storry closed? i dont't see any broken rules?

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« Reply #30 on: 20. November 2020, 01:31:39 AM »
I'm a bit confused.  I re read the story and don't see the issue.  I guess it's your call.  Not trying to argue the finer points of why you decided to lock it.  Pretty sure my words or opinion wouldn't make much difference anyway.  My fear is that another new story poster will probably not be heard from again  :(

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« Reply #31 on: 20. November 2020, 05:56:54 AM »
Marty has his reasons for how the rules are set up. This is his group and he has the right to run it his way. Some of the members here are underage and the content of the stories has to take that into account.

If anyone has a story that they would like to write and post and it may violate the rules, they can always send it to me and I will probably add it to TheArchive.

Like Marty, I do have rules, but they are very relaxed. Anyone can send me a story and I will give my advice on the content of it.

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« Reply #32 on: 20. November 2020, 10:28:36 AM »
It's also worth remembering that Marty and the other moderators are German-native speakers, and I believe rely on Google translate to identify the content of the stories quickly (certainly always used to). It is possible that some nuances have not translated well, and sound 'worse' in German than they do in English.

Hopefully Marty will have been polite enough to tell the author why, so that the story can be adjusted and reopened (frankly, it would be very rude not to have done so!), or made clearer (perhaps as simple as the patient agreeing, despite her misgivings about her stepmother, to please her father).

Man sollte auch errinern, dass Marty und die anderen Moderators Deutsch Muttersprachler sind und soweit ich mich errinnere, nutzen Google Translate (o.ä) um den Inhalt der Geschichten schnell zu identifizieren. Es ist durchaus möglich, dass einige Nuancen schlecht übersetzt habe und 'schlimmer' auf Deutsch als auf Englisch klingen.

Höffentlich wird Marty schon kontakt mit der Autor/die Autorin, um er/sie 'warum' zu erklaren, aufgenommen (eigentlich wäre es sehr unhilfreich das nicht gemacht zu haben!), so dass der Geschichte geändert und neugeöffnet werden kann (z.B. trotz ihr Gefühle ihre Stiefmutter gegenüber, um ihr Vater zu gefallen stimmt die Patienten die Behandlung zu.)

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« Reply #33 on: 21. November 2020, 17:05:02 PM »
Muss auch sagen das in dieser Geschichte meines Erachtens nicht zutrifft und er Rotstift hier zu schnell angeordnet wurde - denn die Protagonistin ist

A) 18 Jahre alt also Volljährig
B) Die Protagonistin wurde nicht gezwungen sich von Ihrer Stiefmutter behandeln zu lassen, (auch wenn der Vater es ihr "nahegelegt" hat) und zudem ist sie ja auch zum zweiten Termin freiwillig erschienen und die Behandlung erfolgt ja auch bei vollem Bewusstsein...

Ich denke hier waren andere Geschichten schon weit über dieser Grenze als diese hier..

I think in my Opinion this Rule-Point doesn't suit this story and the locking was not really necessary..

as A) the main charakter of the Story is 18years so She's full aged..
and B) She has not been forced to comply and letting her her stepmother examine her and providing her treatment.. She went there in by her own choice (even if her dad sharply advised her she should do it) Also she went in to the pratice on her own the secon time and the treatment began in her full mind not like she was sedatet or sg...

@cbraces522 - please get in contact with marty, adapt your story a little bit for the critical passages and continue this nice story. If it's not allowed to continue her please get in touch with Braceface2015 to add the Story to his private but open accessible archive to be published and continued there  :D


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« Reply #34 on: 21. November 2020, 18:13:32 PM »
I am always willing to add stories to my collection. I do have a few rules, but they are very liberal. If you are concerned about if a story will be added to my collection, just email it to me and I will read it.

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« Reply #35 on: 22. November 2020, 19:44:45 PM »
There are enough people commenting on each story, so I am just going to make a general post and say that I am enjoying all the new stories. I am trying to add the chapters to TheArchive as they are posted and fall behind occasionally, which in my opinion is a good problem to be having. There is so much good material being written and from so many new writers.

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« Reply #36 on: 23. November 2020, 05:28:43 AM »
I have to agree with Braceface2015 about all the great stories lately. The only writing I have ever done is technical manuals and documentation, and have no ability to tell a fictional story in writing. Those that are writing these detailed and compelling stories have a gift than many of us don't have. Thank you to them!

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« Reply #37 on: 16. December 2020, 06:04:46 AM »
After a while I'm feeling like writing a new story and as a matter of fact I do have some ideas although  I haven't written anything for a while now. I just wish I had feedback before posting it.
It's hard to know when a story should end or which ways the writer should take especially when writing in a language that sometimes makes you change something or else it might be misunderstood. I wrote a new story a couple of months ago but I'm not sure if it is good enough to be posted.

Maybe I'll write something new, or improve something I've already written. I guess this post is just because I miss working on a new story and stating that I've been thinking about it  will make me actually go for it.

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« Reply #38 on: 16. December 2020, 10:24:03 AM »
Any new story is always appreciated. My advice is to just post it.

You should write about what interests you. If you aren't happy with what you write then it won't be your best effort. each writer has their own style and way of writing.

When you feel that a story should end, find a way that you are happy with.


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« Reply #39 on: 16. December 2020, 10:26:52 AM »
I've always said that as the author, it's your decision which way you take the story and where it should end. I've written some fairly lengthy things in the past and end up getting bored with them because it seems as though I start every story as though it should be a novel. Writing 'scenes' had been a good way of training me how to write shorter stories!

I'm sure there are plenty of members here who would help you out with English. I'm happy to do so for sure, and I know Braceface2015 had helped others. Just ask  :)

Any story, even one that it a bit rough round the edges, is better than no story at all!

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« Reply #40 on: 16. December 2020, 16:32:44 PM »
I agree with Duncombec - any story is better than no story! If you feel like writing, it is good, do that. We are your friend and we tell you if it is good or not sincerely. I am sure everyone will do it in a nice way. I would like to go on writing. It is no problem to set the characters but I am not good at continueing - I mean that I don't know what the main person should do next. And what is worse, I like lisp and I use it in my stories maybe more than necessary, lol. If here is someone who likes it too, let me know.

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« Reply #41 on: 16. December 2020, 16:54:04 PM »
Thank you for the advices. I'll go for it. This week I'm a little busy but I have an idea and I guess it might be a good story.

I also think I use lisp more than necessary lol. As if I needed to make writing more difficult.

Maybe I will start with a scene and depending on the comments I go on.

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« Reply #42 on: 16. December 2020, 18:38:25 PM »
Great, I am looking forward to it!

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« Reply #43 on: 17. December 2020, 14:07:33 PM »
@GarotaFakeBR, please don't lose your idea.  They tend to come at you when it is least possible to write the story and then when you get to writing it, you realize half the ideas that flashed through your mind as you came up with it are lost.  It really helps to keep notes on your SmartPhone to prompt you when you get to writing it.

And then as often happens, before you can write it, an even more exciting idea comes to you.  If you've taken the notes as the ideas came to you, the list becomes what some self-improvement business trainers call an 'Idea Reservoir'.  When you come back to it later, you take ideas for whole stories, or perhaps just an idea to juice up a scene.  Mine goes back to 2012 and has 75 story or scene ideas, none I have gotten around to using yet, as they get deleted when used.  Some story ideas even contain a length story summary, not just the core ideas.

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« Reply #44 on: 19. December 2020, 00:40:47 AM »
I miss the stories that used to be online in the early 2000's/90's. That makes me feel old, lol.

I'm trying to get the guts to write one myself. I love the more realistic ones that make you nervous it could happen to you.

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« Reply #45 on: 31. December 2020, 10:52:25 AM »
I have been collecting stories since the days of dial-up internet. I have quite a few stories that I haven't added yet simply because they need a lot of work to get them into readable shape.

It takes a lot of work to update them, which I am happy to do.

Recently I have been asked for access to my collection by people who not been participating in the forum. Since I have many of the stories from the forum in my collection, I do ask that people show some form of willingness to participate. I always encourage people to try writing, as it is a good way to get enough posts to gain access to the stories section.

There are other ways to get posts such as posting links to pictures and videos. If people are trying to get around the minimum post requirement by asking me for access to my collection, it doesn't work that way. I have to see some form of meaningful participation.

To all the people who are writing stories, thank you for your contribution to making this a better place. Just because you gain access to the stories section does not mean that you should stop writing. Most of the stories in there have been written by people after they have been granted access. Writers like Sparky, m1090y, Duncombec, JonJon and the numerous others that continue to write stories are who make the stories section what it is.

There is an active German language section with some good writers as well. A few have added stories that they have translated into English, which I am very thankful for, as I know how much effort it takes.

I am always willing to help a writer by proofreading their story and making suggestions on what changes I feel should be made. It may take me a few days before I have the time, but I will do my best to get it done.


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« Reply #46 on: 22. April 2021, 02:50:56 AM »
It is important that we acknowledge the work that writers put into writing their stories for us to read. Even just saying that we have read a chapter is helpful and commenting on something that you liked is even better. Sometimes a writer just needs to hear that other people are taking the time to say something about their story to continue working on adding to it.

There are a lot of good stories that have been started and then left unfinished because people didn't say anything. To everyone who has worked on and is working on a story or has left one unfinished, I personally appreciate the effort that you have put into your story and encourage you to keep working on it.

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« Reply #47 on: 22. April 2021, 13:54:11 PM »
It is important that we acknowledge the work that writers put into writing their stories for us to read. Even just saying that we have read a chapter is helpful and commenting on something that you liked is even better. Sometimes a writer just needs to hear that other people are taking the time to say something about their story to continue working on adding to it.

There are a lot of good stories that have been started and then left unfinished because people didn't say anything. To everyone who has worked on and is working on a story or has left one unfinished, I personally appreciate the effort that you have put into your story and encourage you to keep working on it.

That's good to know, especially since it's probably so rare compared to the amount of views. Of someone had wanted to publish their own experience is their a preferred format or method to use?

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« Reply #48 on: 24. April 2021, 17:57:48 PM »
It is important that we acknowledge the work that writers put into writing their stories for us to read. Even just saying that we have read a chapter is helpful and commenting on something that you liked is even better. Sometimes a writer just needs to hear that other people are taking the time to say something about their story to continue working on adding to it.

There are a lot of good stories that have been started and then left unfinished because people didn't say anything. To everyone who has worked on and is working on a story or has left one unfinished, I personally appreciate the effort that you have put into your story and encourage you to keep working on it.

Absolutely well said!

As an writer, it really does make you feel quite negative when you've spent time trying to write something which you hope that others actually enjoy, to get no feedback.  Yes, I've had more than a couple of stories that just got left because of a complete lack of feedback... (for example, "Nanites": the unfortunate thing for you readers is that story was going to turn into something with some quite severe braces, to fix the major problems caused by the nanites going wrong!).

If we compare longer braces stories with maybe longer sex stories: the characters are NOT going to be having sex in EVERY chapter, and so it is with braces stories, so please do try to remember that. Sometimes a non-braces chapter is just fun in its own right, sometimes it's there as a set-up for something later on (and I can promise that in my current story, that will happen more than once!). There are MANY unwritten chapters for many of my stories, that never got written simply because they were "normal bits of story", without braces. I could have written another 20 or 30 chapters for "Jennifer loves singing"... They would have been fun to write, hopefully interesting to read, but wouldn't have contained anything about braces!!!!! Well, maybe I would have had Jennifer wearing her headgear boldly in public!

So, yes, even something simple like "keep it going" is enough to let us writers know that we're vaguely getting it right!



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« Reply #49 on: 25. April 2021, 11:04:49 AM »
Caution: long rambling ahead!



Absolutely well said!
It hit home, yes.
I feel a bit conflicted writing this post. After all, I am one of those, who consume with rapture basically everything that is written, but fail to give a little token of appreciation back.

As I fancy myself a part-time writer, I want to try and offer my point-of-view from both sides.


I do know and understand the importance of being earnest giving and receiving feedback. Without it, the author doesn't know - can't know - what is going on.
The viewcount may give a rough indication, whether a particular story is well received or not. But that counter does not give any vital information, because it is just that: The number of accesses of that story.
Therein is not contained, whether the people opening that page actually read the story, whether they enjoyed it or if it is not their cup-of-tea. Do they want to continue reading or could this story - for all the reader cares - just dwindle away? No one knows if there is no feedback.

This can be quite discouraging. I imagine that this holds true especially for new writers, who might proudly venture out with their first creation and could end up feeling quashed and dismissed.
Seasoned writers in this forum may know what to expect and may even have come to terms with this a bit. But it doesn't make it much easier, I guess.

So, yes, even something simple like "keep it going" is enough to let us writers know that we're vaguely getting it right!

As sparky said, any kind of interaction is important; if you're happy with the way the story develops, there is absolutely nothing wrong with a simple "nice story. please continue"
But if you feel that there is something wrong or out of place; if you cannot enjoy the story for whatever reason: To take your time and shoot the author a short note is tremendously appreciated.



I know and I understand that, and yet - as a reader - I am silent. Why? Of course, I can only speak for myself! It is a really strange feeling that I cannot put into words easily. So I may very well be misunderstood!

Firstly: It takes time. It takes some seconds to click the "Antwort/reply" button, type in some words and send it off. Yes, I understand this not to be a good reason at all. But this is the reason that most often keeps me from answering. Especially when combined with:

Secondly: Please do understand, that this is written from my standpoint as a reader, not as an author!
To me, a simple "nice story, please continue" is incredibly hollow.
Indeed, it is almost cynical in it's shortness. Depending on their writing speed, the author may have spend an hour to several days per chapter and has written hundreds upon hundreds of words. And I am in awe of that. I definitely am!
And yet, here I am, with a half-arsed 4-word sentence as a reply... You cannot really expect me to send this off as encouragement, can you? I can almost see the author rolling their eyes and muttering "Thanks for nothing!"

Instead, I would like to give an in-depth review of what I just have read, of what I liked and what I didn't. But this would take more time than I am able / willing to spend.
And so I do not answer at all but hope that the "the next reader" will "have pity" with the author.

Please note, that the next thought is a backhanded, sort-of twisted argument, that could very fast be understood wrongly.
Isn't it like that?: The author publishes their story because they think highly of their own creation, right? They like what they have written, dont they? After all, no one would publish a shoddy story, right?
So it must be a good story! And because it is a good story, every author will know that their creation is well received. Because every good story is well received!

Me - as a reader - not replying anything, doesn't change that fact. A good story will stay a good story. Even if the writer is the only one to post in their thread, they shouldn't get discouraged to begin with.
After all: A good story won't become a bad one by not having any replies. They should take pride in their creation and continue posting until the end is reached.

The author should just assume that every reader enjoyed the read and just didn't feel like "voicing the obvious"!



As a writer I look back to the things I just have written down from my standpoint as a reader. And I feel like shaking my head in dismay ::)



[...] couple of stories that just got left because of a complete lack of feedback... (for example, "Nanites": [...]

And here I am, wondering about the lack of updates  >:D
If I promise from here on out to interact more with you content-creators, would you consider restarting "Nanites"?

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« Reply #50 on: 25. April 2021, 13:51:04 PM »
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< [...] couple of stories that just got left because of a complete lack of feedback... (for example, "Nanites": [...] >

And here I am, wondering about the lack of updates  >:D
If I promise from here on out to interact more with you content-creators, would you consider restarting "Nanites"?


silver-moon-2000: thank you for taking the time to write that feedback, makes a lot of sense!

When I finish a story (warning: might be a while before the current story gets finished!), I take a look at other things to write about. When I do that, I'll look back at my older stories, and see which might be worthy of continuing.... I'll make sure that "Nanites" is on that list!

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« Reply #51 on: 25. April 2021, 20:38:00 PM »
I agree with most of what silver-moon said. As a reader, many times I don't take the time to comment on a story simply because I don't have the time or don't feel like taking the time to write a detailed comment. Many times I feel that a story deserves more than just a "good story".

I often look forward to each new chapter of a story being posted and am disappointed when I don't see one. Then a new chapter appears and I eagerly read it.

Other times it is more a matter of feeling that I have commented on each new chapter and that I am overdoing the comments.

As a writer, I write stories for myself to read and post them so that other people can enjoy them too. When I get a nice comment, it makes the effort seem worthwhile and gives me the motivation to continue posting more of the story. Even a simple "good story" or "well done" is greatly appreciated. If I am having a bad day and I get a simple response to one of my stories, it can brighten my whole day.

I have the largest collection of braces stories on the internet and I share them with other people who like braces stories. I have offered to help other writers by proofreading their stories and I have enjoyed having a few writers send me their stories to check. Every so often someone will mention that I have the collection or they will say "thank you" for the work that I have put into creating TheArchive. It brings my mood up each time.

Simply put, any comment is good, even if it is just to say "good job" or give a thumb up.

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« Reply #52 on: 26. April 2021, 18:29:39 PM »
Honestly, this is half the reason I quit writing, or producing any braces content anymore (vids or images, too). And of course my fiction stories are pretty racy and violate most of the forum rules!  >:D

But yeah, most people just want to consume without ever contributing so much as a thank you, so they can go without my (admittedly pretty meager) efforts.

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« Reply #53 on: 12. May 2021, 06:53:00 AM »
I am totally guilty of consuming without contributing as well. It's something I want to get better about when it comes to stories and concepts I like. And while I havent written any stories in general, let alone about braces, it is something I want to do, but only once I get an idea that truly inspires me.

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« Reply #54 on: 16. July 2021, 02:56:16 AM »
Really good discussion in this thread.

I've been enjoying ortho fiction since the late 90s at some of the OG story sites.  I even wrote some stories back then and I enjoyed doing it.  But some of my favorite sites started to die out and disappear.  I didn't have much time to search for new stories.  I would find a handful at a time but they were all static sites, no new fiction being created.  I sort of lost a spark for reading ortho fiction.

I found this place in 2018 which I'd seen before but never bothered registering.  No real reason.  I registered thinking that I needed to register to get "access" to the stories, but then read Marty's OP and was bummed out.  The way I interpreted his post, I felt like simply giving a little feedback on new stories would be considered "spamming".  I then looked at the huge collection of videos and pictures and thought, "there's no way I can find something that's new. They already have everything".  I pretty much gave up because it seemed overwhelming.

In recent months, I've returned and have really enjoyed getting back to reading the stories that are available in the general section.  They've relit the spark.  Also reading @Braceface2015's post about encouragement has made me feel like simple feedback is absolutely welcomed.  Getting 30 posts doesn't seem impossible anymore.

The 30 post limit is a brilliant idea.  Although it can be off-putting at first, it's the lifeblood to the creativity of the site.

It's hard to write these stories because they deal with personal feelings.  It takes courage to put yourself out there.  Likewise, healthy discussion can grant a new writer the courage to share their own thoughts.

Thanks to all the contributors!

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« Reply #55 on: 25. January 2022, 09:52:47 AM »
Just over a year ago I had posted a multi-chapter story all in one shot, as a test to see how it went over:
Seeing Her Through The Eyes of a Dog:  https://www.bracesforum.net/general/adventures-in-pandemicland/msg132206/#msg132206
I only got one post with feedback regarding posting it all in one shot and no comments on the story itself.  I've always been curious if posting a multi-chapter story all in one shot causes some people to find they don't have time to read it all and then forget to come back to it.  Ever since posting this one, I have always posted stories a chapter a day.  I'm just rather curious if I came to the correct conclusion.

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« Reply #56 on: 25. January 2022, 11:58:14 AM »
I find that having frequent chapters is easier for me to edit for TheArchive. The problem with having chapters posted is that many stories never get finished if the author doesn't feel that there is enough interest in the story to finish it, or more likely just doesn't feel motivated to complete it.

Having the story posted all at once has the advantage of having the complete story to read. The downside is that if it is a long story, like I and several others usually write, it can't be easily read all at one time. One advantage to finishing the story before posting it is that things can be changed so that the story flows smoother and details can be added and removed to make it better.

In my opinion, writing a story that the author is happy with and enjoyed writing is more important than writing a story to try to please everyone.

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« Reply #57 on: 25. January 2022, 16:44:39 PM »
In my opinion, writing a story that the author is happy with and enjoyed writing is more important than writing a story to try to please everyone.

While I can't really argue with that logic, I feel that many authors may become discouraged, when there is (next to) no feedback.

And posting a story chapter-by-chapter simply gives more exposure to this story, as users of this forum will be reminded far more often.
If you post your story all in one heap, people might not see it. Case-in-point: I cannot remember reading your story, it completely passed me by.

Or they are not in the mood right now or simply - as you already said - might not have time at this very moment. And then they forget to come back.

My 2 Cents: I believe that posting chapter-wise is preferrable. Make of that what you will  ;D

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« Reply #58 on: 25. January 2022, 22:43:51 PM »
We (timeandbrace and myself) were sort of discussing this recently.... should we do The Dark Fairy in one go, or do it bit by bit.

Yes, you are 100% right, publishing it over a longer period does give more exposure, and if someone misses it today, then they get another reminder tomorrow, when the next bit gets posted.

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« Reply #59 on: 29. January 2022, 10:11:47 AM »
Thank you for your feedback on this.  It looks like posting it one chapter at a time is better.