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~*~ BracesStorys ~*~
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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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Re: ~*~ BracesStorys ~*~
« 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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Re: ~*~ BracesStorys ~*~
« 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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Re: ~*~ BracesStorys ~*~
« 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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Re: ~*~ BracesStorys ~*~
« 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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Re: ~*~ BracesStorys ~*~
« 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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Re: ~*~ BracesStorys ~*~
« 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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Re: ~*~ BracesStorys ~*~
« 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!!