January 2017 Newsletter

I’ve been fucking around with a few ideas for the new year both for writing and for other stuff in regards to my site and Rough Trade. I announced the July challenge for Rough Trade which you can check out here. I’m looking forward to it. My mood is improving and I’ve been writing which is good. I’ve only picked out two projects to share on Evil Author Day but I’m still looking through my stuff to see what else might be viable. 

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The Yellow Brick Road

As we approach another NaNoWriMo and people set up their projects on Rough Trade, it is inevitable that new readers will stumble upon the site and join. Most often, they’ve strolled into RT from fandom. They’ve followed a favorite writer, or they saw the sign-up, or they saw a recommendation on some site regarding a previous story, and they’re looking for it. We’ve had about 500 people join RT since October 1, 2016.

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Evil Author Day 2016

Greetings! These are my Evil Author Day offerings. You must be a member of my LJ community in order to read these excerpts. Don’t complain about it because I’m not going to change this AGAIN because people can’t be bothered to make a fucking account. Seriously. You can JOIN THE …

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Why I ask for Support

So I got this cunty email that basically demanded to know why I would ask for financial support to run sites that I keep private. First, new memberships on Rough Trade are not moderated but there have been some people who behaved badly. Have I kicked someone off who donated in the …

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Safari, iPads and iPhones

There has been a few reports of issues with Apple products and my site while using the native browser, Safari. I honestly have no clue how to fix this “flickering” problem. Please try using Chrome and see if that fixes the issue. Also, WordPress suggests emptying the cache on Safari: https://en.support.wordpress.com/how-to-clear-your-cache-in-safari/ …

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iPads and Mobile Usage

I’ve added a feature to my site that should fix the iPad log in issue. If you’re using a mobile device — could you please respond to this post with any issues you have about logging into the site while you’re mobile. I’d need: Your Device Operating System Browser (if …

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Yesterday

Yesterday, I made my fan fiction members only. That means you’ll have to log in to read. This change is permanent. I blogged about it on Tumblr. I’ve also disabled copy/paste on my site. Yes, I know there are probably some work arounds. I hope it’s really fucking difficult. Reminder: …

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DO NOT DISTRIBUTE MY WORK

Under no circumstances is anyone authorized to distribute my work on websites, google docs, news groups, tumblr, yahoo groups, live journal, AO3 or any avenue I haven’t considered.   This has always been my policy.

A Delicate Balance Finished

I finished my final RT project: http://www.keiramarcos.com/roughtrade/?cat=935   Now comes the beta process and the organization (a little) for the site to settle The Awakening into the Alpha Chronicle stories.

First RT Story Complete

I’ve finished my Stargate story and you can  read the rough draft here: http://www.keiramarcos.com/roughtrade/?p=22774 My next story will probably be Ten Years After the War. I’ll put a notice when it’s finished. You have to be a member to read on Rough Trade! The log in for my site won’t work …

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Future Projects and Perspective

So, over the past few weeks I’ve had a few emails regarding future projects and where I intend to focus my energies. Normally, I don’t answer these emails with actual information because it just leads to problems but I stupidly answered these questions a handful of times to people who …

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April Challenges

Due to some personal stress and the like I just can’t write with any sort of consistency right now. I’m not in the right place mentally to be in any sort of challenge environment so I’ve withdrawn my 2 stories from Rough Trade.

Rough Trade April

I have two projects planned for the April Challenge for Rough Trade. They are connected, reincarnation fics. You can read more about them here: A Vivid Life (Sherlock Holmes – Ritchie ‘Verse)  A Life Twice Lived (Stargate: Atlantis) The challenge starts April 1st.  

Reorganization Member Section

I did a little reorganization on the Member’s Only section last night as I realized I had two copies of the same excerpt up. I also added 2 excerpts to the list. You can find the list here: Sneak Previews. You must be logged in to view that page AND the …

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User Accessibility

I’ve added a feature to the site for those with visual impairment. On the left side of the screen you’ll see a tiny Tool Bar with 2 symbols on it:    Check them out and I hope this helps a little.   🙂 K

With Your Heart On Your Sleeve

Title: With Your Heart on Your Sleeve Author: Keira Marcos Fandom/Genre: Avengers, Captain America, Iron Man Relationship(s): Tony/Steve, Pepper/Phil Content Rating: NC-17 Warnings: Violence, explicit sex Summary: A soulmate was the last thing Tony wanted and when the fall of Thor’s Hammer woke ancient and long dormant soulmate magic on Earth, …

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Your Entitlement Makes Me Furious!

I received these two pieces of feedback: In response to a part of Harry Potter and the Soulmate Bond: Seems I didn’t review this one. My apologies. Fourth(?) reading now. Please make sure to keep updating this approx. monthly if you can…? P.S.: What’s the current status of ‘Unspeakable Plot’? …

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Radio Show: On Writing – Building Fictional People

Listen to the Podcast Character profiles, personal history, dialogue, and speech patterns. How to make fake people more real to yourself and to your reader. Building a three dimensional person on a page is one of the fundamental skills of a fiction writer. Ignoring the character process does the story and …

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Radio Show: Fandom 101

Madness is a sign of an intelligent mind: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/keiramarcos/2014/03/15/writing-fan-fiction-101 Topics tonight: Beta, Head Canon, stupid things that piss me off, AND behaving badly in public.

Radio Show: Minion Call In

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/keiramarcos/2014/03/12/minion-call-in I need to figure out how to operate my switch board. So during the scheduled two hours — I’ll be taking volunteers to call me on this thing and see what we can accomplish. I really need multiple callers so I can figure out how to handle it. Starts:  8pm Pacific …

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Radio Show: Suggest a Topic

Well, I think the show went okay and I could make it a weekly sort of thing. Probably on Friday nights instead of Sunday, though. Got any suggestions for future shows/topics? K

Radio Show: Fandom, Fan Fiction, and Writing Sex

I’m hosting my first radio show tonight on Blog Talk Radio. We’ll see how this shit goes! Those of you who can’t listen live should be able to listen to the archived podcast later unless I delete it out of shame. LINK: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/keiramarcos/2014/03/10/fandom-fan-fiction-and-writing-sex

Unspeakable Plot

Many of you apparently aren’t aware of what Rough Trade is… despite the fact that I have a whole page on that site dedicated to explaining it. Rough Trade is a writing challenge site of which we have 3 challenges a year (currently). During a challenge, participants post their daily …

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Ask me a Question

I was going to write this essay on me and my writing for Evil Author Day but it’s kind of arrogant or something, I don’t know. A lot of people have asked about my process lately so I figured you guys might be interested but I don’t really know how …

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No.

I received a very passionate email about my last posting where I was pleaded with — this: “Please, please warn next time you put any form of anal play in your het fic. And mark it off so that I can skip reading it.” NO. I won’t.   This is …

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Author’s Note: Harry Potter & The Soulmate Bond

I’m posting episode 16 of the series at midnight tonight. I’ve attached the following warning to it: This chapter contains group nudity, public sexual intercourse, ritual sex magic, a near ritual sacrifice, graphic imagery, emotional trauma, and the deaths of multiple canon but not major characters (no one you love …

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The Unspeakable Plot – National Novel Writing Month

Title: The Unspeakable Plot Author: Keira Marcos Fandom/Genre: Harry Potter Relationship(s): Harry/Hermione, Minerva McGonagall/OC, Sirius Black/OC Content Rating: R for language Warnings: Adult language, discussion of love potions and the inherent consent issues and abuse of them. Summary: Harry Potter, faced with the death of his son and the impending …

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Dear SLASH Reading Minions

I realize my recent foray into heterosexual romance has you all freaked out and worried that I’ve lost my way. I assure you, I have not. I still have my map of Cock Land (which is like Candy Land only better because it’s MANCANDY). Don’t freak out and stop asking …

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Rough Trade Site

I’ve created a new site for our writing challenges and it is located here: www.roughtrade.org You can not use the log in for this site on the new one. They are run by the same software and have similar layouts (but different art) but they are ENTIRELY SEPARATE in function. …

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Dear HET Reading Minions

I write a lot of slash, that is to say there is a lot of gay porn on this site. I’m really very pleased to have you here reading Harry Potter and the Soulmate Bond. Really. I don’t want you to click on something all willy nilly and get surprise …

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Membership/Log In Issues

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been having problems with newly registered users not being “validated”. This evening I found that a plug in I was using to monitor bots and spammer account creations was outdated and in conflict with another plug in. When I deactivated them — it …

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Site Updates

1. I’m not dead. 2. I’m still writing. 3. It hasn’t been a year since I updated. 4. Read this post: http://keiramarcos.livejournal.com/165359.html 5. My next fan fic project update will be Ties That Bind unless I post my Harry/Hermione fic out of spite which could happen. 6. I haven’t started the …

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Site Features – Members Only

Hey there, Just a quick note about the Skysa Bar and what is now available on it. Members will take note that the Instant Messaging feature has been disabled. This was causing problems with some people’s bars so I’ve removed it. Hopefully it will clear up some of the issues …

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Site Stats 2012

Total Page Views 2012: 1,701,150 (from 149 countries) Total Over All Page Views: 7,265,732 (I checked that number 3 times)   Total Word Count for 2012: 272,022 Total Over All Word Count: 1,667,019   The post to receive the most comments: Ties That Bind: Time After Time Top 5 Most Viewed Works: …

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National Novel Writing Month Project

  Title: The Search Author: Keira Marcos Series: Sentinels of Atlantis Series Order: 20  (Episodes 1 to 19 are on my website) Word Count Goal: 50,000 Summary: John is drawn to explore an off-world facility but Rodney is concerned by the impact the facility has on his Sentinel. Blair Sandburg and James …

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Casting Couch: Kyle Napier (Polls Closed)

I can’t decide so I thought you guys might want to help. Kyle will appear in several scenes in the upcoming Time After Time as well as the final two parts of the SGA Arc. He’ll likely make appearances in the Criminal Minds AU of TTB as well. NOTE: I …

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SOPA

Many of you might think that SOPA won’t have any impact on you — you aren’t a software pirate, after all. You don’t download illegal music. You don’t download or sell illegal copies of movies or books. It’s not a problem, right? WRONG. The problem isn’t that SOPA will hamper …

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Mobile Usage on www.keiramarcos.com

Do you view my site on a mobile device? I’m doing an informal survey to see who does and who can’t because of their device. I’ve installed a plug in to help with the mobile version of the site but apparently it doesn’t help everyone. Please respond with a note …

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