Word limit?

CarnalStateCarnalState Registered User regular
Hi! I want to share a story in Writers' Well but it's way too long. What would be the appropriate way to share other than breaking it up into many posts? Cheers. (I read the rules but am not sure what to follow in this case).


  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON Registered User regular
    Rewrite it to make it shorter.

  • CarnalStateCarnalState Registered User regular
    Yes, I feel that's quite obvious. I suppose I should ask, is it totally frowned upon to post a link to a full version? I only asked because I am new to the forums and don't want to screw up my account.

  • EncEnc A Fool with Compassion Pronouns: He, Him, HisRegistered User regular
    How long are you looking at? It may be worth considering that for a novel, the right audience to workshop might not be a webforum. The investment of time required is considerable.

  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    Post an excerpt. If you're able to identify and provide a section that you have specific questions about or concerns with, you'll get eager help. If not, a workshop is not for you - you're looking for an audience.

  • CarnalStateCarnalState Registered User regular
    Thank you both, the word count is right under 10,000. I know that's huge and unable to post fully on the forum. I will try posting a beginning section as an excerpt. I definitely have questions and concerns about the work so I still think it'd be worth putting out there.

  • CarnalStateCarnalState Registered User regular
    I think this has been solved btw, not sure how to shut it down.

  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    A mod may come around and lock it, or it will just drop off the front page as new threads come up.

    Echo wrote: »
    Something working on the first try is a source of great suspicion.
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