How it works on prose.
How it works on theprose.com
Hi kids, welcome to a wonderful free site that has no censorship, and a weekly writing challenge for $100.
Let's start by talking about the no censorship. I mean none. They can flag your work as MA, but that's it. I myself laughed at this, thinking, “Wait until the Littles, blood boys, and paw print girls arrive. These people will learn what fucked up really means.” Unless you say otherwise, what you post is assumed to be fiction. Have fun with that.
Next, the weekly challenge. I love this, to throw down words with other writers. And it's not judged on popularity, but what the judges find worthy. So it's not the same asshole winning over and over.
There's many challenges on the site, as anyone can post one. Most have no winners, or profit they are just for fun. I love those!
At the bottom of your post you will find three buttons. A heart, a circle, and the word juice.
The heart is your basic "like" button. The cool thing about it is that by hitting heart you are not telling the world that you like it, just the writer, and those curious enough to check.
The circle button is the repost. It lets people who are not following that person to see the post. It shows up on your friends feed.
Now the juice… that's a tip jar. If someone likes your work enough they give you coins. Which is connected to your PayPal. I have asked the developers to let us pay directly with PayPal, thinking that it would cause more juice to flow. We are waiting for a reply.
Also, there's a line of dots, they allow you to edit your post, get the link to the post, and flag a post for mature content.
More buttons! If you are on a computer or desktop mode on your phone; scrolling through your friends feed and click a post, it will superimpose over the posts list. Then. at the top you will find more share buttons! For Twitter, Facebook, and email. We are writers, we like free publicity. Use those buttons as often as possible.
Also, if you are on desktop, you can see how many have read your words. And since this is a small site, even a small number of reads make you feel good. You will find yourself screaming, “Hit repost, motherfucker.”
I'm finding that a big draw to this site is no “most popular post” that means that there's less trolls. Because there's not an easy way to find targets. And well, I like trolls as much as I do divorce lawyers.
So I'm inviting all my writer friends to the lovely Eden. Come play, enjoy the posts, make a few of your own.