LNRoberts1

An article that may help you realize why Wattpad has made some of their more recent decisions:   https://www.forbes.com/sites/rashishrivastava/2022/09/28/wattpad-sexual-predators/?sh=648b334492ca

LNRoberts1

@Bstarroyer very true. But once the conversation moves elsewhere it becomes less of Wattpad’s problem. This isn’t about them trying to solve the problem. It’s about liability.
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hannahGE_

@LNRoberts1 Thank you for sharing this article. It was very informative. 
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Voyageavecmoi

@LNRoberts1 Thanks for sharing this. It's awful that's happened to those kids, and does put things in perspective a bit more. I remember this also being a reason the forums came down. I'm not sure how effective this will be if their response is to shut down channels for private communication instead of investing into having enough security measures to make the site safe for teens as people will find ways around it, but hopefully for those who aren't on other platforms with private communication, it will help.
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LNRoberts1

An article that may help you realize why Wattpad has made some of their more recent decisions:   https://www.forbes.com/sites/rashishrivastava/2022/09/28/wattpad-sexual-predators/?sh=648b334492ca

LNRoberts1

@Bstarroyer very true. But once the conversation moves elsewhere it becomes less of Wattpad’s problem. This isn’t about them trying to solve the problem. It’s about liability.
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hannahGE_

@LNRoberts1 Thank you for sharing this article. It was very informative. 
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Voyageavecmoi

@LNRoberts1 Thanks for sharing this. It's awful that's happened to those kids, and does put things in perspective a bit more. I remember this also being a reason the forums came down. I'm not sure how effective this will be if their response is to shut down channels for private communication instead of investing into having enough security measures to make the site safe for teens as people will find ways around it, but hopefully for those who aren't on other platforms with private communication, it will help.
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ColorfulWorldOfMine

How have you been?

ColorfulWorldOfMine

@LNRoberts1 So sorry you’ve been stressed! But I get it! Does ONC have a deadline or is it like NaNoWriMo where you just try and write a lot and you don’t have to meet a deadline if you don’t want to? What was your ONC about?
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LNRoberts1

@ColorfulWorldOfMine Hi! Stressed actually. But I gave up trying to complete my book for ONC round three and now I feel much better. How have you been?
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LNRoberts1

It's with a bit of frustration that I announce I'm not going to try to finish Her Devil May Care for the final round of ONC. There is just a little too much storyline for me to cover to get it finished in time, and the pressure of trying to do so is killing the vibe. I don't like missing deadlines, so this has been hard for me, but in the end, I'd rather have a great book I'm happy with than one I rushed through. So, for now, I'm going to take a 1-2 week break and get back to it when I feel a bit lighter. 
          
          This week, I'm going to throw my frustration and angst out on Gio and get his next POV written up. He's been jealous lately that I've been ignoring him for Charlie. ;-)
          
          But I'll leave you with a little teaser: In the next chapter of HDMC, Charlie is going to take Leigh flying, and this is my inspiration song— https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZInRE-KryGA

LNRoberts1

Because of Wattpad's strange under-the-radar change to its Content Guidelines, which upped the Age of Consent to 18+ and the back to 16 this week, I think it's only a matter of time before I have to make some major changes to The Fate of Our Hearts or take the site off the site. I am still planning on adding one new Gio chapter to introduce him and complete the dual POV, but if you'd like to read or RE-read this book before it gets changed or deleted I think the next month or so is the time to do it. Here's a link.
          https://www.wattpad.com/story/319094107-the-fate-of-our-hearts

LNRoberts1

Spring Break is here for my little family and that mean tomorrow I'm off to the mountain to go skiing. I don't think I'll get another chapter of Her Devil May Care finished this week, so I've dropped a new chapter od a different story for you. Gio's version of "The Cabin" is up. See what was going on inside his head when Ren drops her big secret.
          
          https://www.wattpad.com/story/332702338

Pollyf79

@LNRoberts1 hope you have an amazing time! ❤️
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