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New to wikis?Edit
- If you are new to wikis, you may want to read the tutorial.
- There is some advice on getting this wiki started at Help:Starting this wiki.
- A list of most help pages can be found on Help:Contents and in Category:Help.
Specific Rules for Writer's WorkshopEdit
Until this wiki grows much larger or someone complains, you are not required to cite sources. You are expected to cite sources for:
- Direct quotations
- Close paraphrasing
- Examples of characters, scenes, etc. from published works
- Unique ideas
- Controversial subjects if you think an opinion might otherwise be discounted
All articles using lists of ideas (such as characters, scenes, magic systems, and language) from books must be put in the category titled "Articles Citing Books or Movies." This does not apply to articles simply using quotes or paraphrasing from the book or movie with a footnote saying the source or, hopefully, every article would end up in that category. I think that books and movies should be linked to their Amazon page, but I also would like to eventually have pages discussing significant books, plays, poems, and movies from an author's perspective.
All articles, without exception, must be put in at least one category. If none fit, then please create your own. With so few, and so unique, articles, this is the only way readers can discover what is on this wiki.
The category "Naive Blunders" is now "Style and Content Errors". (By the way, I am half English and am therefore justified in putting punctuation outside of the quotation marks in writing, other than dialog.) I remember this as my least favorite title in the whole Writerium. It struck me as insulting.
There were a lot of generalizations in Writerium articles (the original "Mary Sue" being an example). Think about all the examples you can before you write an article. Not all errors of a certain type are made the same way. Try not to generalize problems. Try to remember that you are not so much higher or better-educated than the people who are reading this.
How to help outEdit
- If you want to help but you're not sure where to start, try improving the various stub articles by adding content.
- Another helpful activity would be to check the list of wanted pages for frequently linked-to articles that don't exist yet.
- To follow the changes to this wiki, and to look out for new users and edits use recent changes.
- You can find a list of useful templates on Category:Templates, some of which are documented on Writer's Workshop Wiki:Templates.
- If you need help editing, you could start with Help:Editing or the tutorial.
Want to discuss stuff?Edit
- If you want to discuss anything specific to an article, you can use the talk page for that article.
- For more general discussions you can use the Discussion tab of this page, or a Forum if the forums have been set up.
Things to doEdit