Featured Excerpts

When you write or edit a story, just below the text, you can enter an excerpt. It can be a quote from your story, a short summary, or any other text you choose. The excerpt will appear as a summary or teaser for your story in a list of stories, such as appears on the home page. It will also appear as a “pull quote” in the body of your story. We recommend selecting an excerpt that will entice readers to click through to read your story.

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If you don’t select an excerpt, Retrospect will simply use the first few lines of your story instead.

Changing Story Prompts

Occasionally, you might start a story in response to a particular prompt, but it actually turns out to be about something else. You can change the prompt assigned to a story on the Add or Edit Story page. Scroll down to the Assigned Prompt field, pull down the menu, and choose a new prompt. Or choose My Own Topic if there’s no prompt (yet) that fits your story.

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You can also suggest new prompts using the Contact link in the lower right corner of any page. Choose Story Prompt Idea from the Topic menu.