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posting [2016/05/23 10:20]
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posting [2016/05/23 10:51] (current)
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 ====== How Long Should It Be? ====== ====== How Long Should It Be? ======
 This is up to you and any co-writers you have. However, most simulations will have some basic guidelines on post length. Forum-based simulations may require that each reply be a certain length, while Nova-based simulations may have an overall word count or number of paragraphs you have to reach. Otherwise, it's really up to you. A post is finished when it //feels// finished, which is a sense you'll develop over time. Sometimes there'​s just nothing else that can be added that makes sense, or you see the perfect ending and don't want to ruin it. Or maybe you just can't come up with anything else and neither can your partner. At that point, just post it. Don't worry about it being perfect. No post is ever perfect. No writer is ever perfect. Perfection isn't even part of the game; you can go ahead and throw it out the airlock because you don't need it. Just be you. This is up to you and any co-writers you have. However, most simulations will have some basic guidelines on post length. Forum-based simulations may require that each reply be a certain length, while Nova-based simulations may have an overall word count or number of paragraphs you have to reach. Otherwise, it's really up to you. A post is finished when it //feels// finished, which is a sense you'll develop over time. Sometimes there'​s just nothing else that can be added that makes sense, or you see the perfect ending and don't want to ruin it. Or maybe you just can't come up with anything else and neither can your partner. At that point, just post it. Don't worry about it being perfect. No post is ever perfect. No writer is ever perfect. Perfection isn't even part of the game; you can go ahead and throw it out the airlock because you don't need it. Just be you.
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 +====== What Do I Name It? ======
 +Titles can be a tricky thing. It's okay to write a post in its entirety before coming up with a title, but every post //must// have a title. Take inspiration from what you wrote about and try to be creative about it. Make a witty joke or use the title of a song that fits the mood of the post. Use song //lyrics// that fit what you wrote. You can even use a quote from one of the characters in the post, if they said something particularly memorable or funny. Your title tells people what sort of post to expect when they open the post to read it. Use this power wisely!
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 +If your simulation requires a certain tag to mark a post as "​mature"​ and your post meets those guidelines, //use the tag or face the wrath of the game managers//. We are extremely serious about this. The tag goes in your title and warns those who don't want to read such things that your post might not be something they want to read.
  
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posting.txt ยท Last modified: 2016/05/23 10:51 by ladyleopard