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    What the title says. It's good that the Fanfic section's getting a lot more popular now, but the new writers need to use good English to post. I'll list out a few essentials first.

    -Punctuation. [IMPORTANT]
    -Spelling
    -Paragraphing
    -Get your tenses right!
    -Descriptions (both character AND environmental) and elaborations can make up 10% or more of a story. [IMPORTANT]

    Less important ones would be:

    -Dialogue helps!
    -Don't make your story look like a summary!
    -Try not to get the royal "WALL OF TEXT" comment that usually results from lack of paragraphing. (Sarcasm FTW)
    -Try to maintain some sense of originality instead of ripping off anime or some other TV show.
    -Keep the story going smoothly. Don't make it look way too abrupt.

    Writer/Reader-submitted:

    Kon:
    -Also, remember that people aren't forced to read your story. Try to make it somewhat attractive, don't steal too many ideas or rewrite something from a TV series or a game.
    -Listening to music or doing something completely different can help beating that evil writer's block.
    Xorten:
    -Just put in the title, saves having to read massive titles or titles that don't have anything to do with the story.
    Starlit Azure:
    -Avoid using CAPS. Exclamation points work equally as well and don't give a headache.
    (Kira's comment: Of course, you could use both to make a situation similar to yelling into a megaphone)
    NegiWarrior:
    -Don't hit enter after every line!
    xdgr:
    -A side document with all your character equipments and stuff will help if you forget things and keep it more organized.
    jiahao_94:
    -If you want to link a past item to a present event, flashbacks/dialogs are useful tools.
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    Kira there's always the sticky!

    Always looking for guildmates.

    Fave series: Artemis Fowl, Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Harry Potter, Leven Thumps, and er.... Hunting for others. Please recommend series. NOTE SERIES!!!!!

    Goals!!!!
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    solo pap[] solo mm[x] solo zmm[] solo king slime[x] 1st mill[] max out buddies guild[x] get nx[]

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    Also, remember that people aren't forced to read your story. Try to make it somewhat attractive, don't steal too many ideas or rewrite something from a TV series or a game.

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    The sticky isn't flashy enough.

    Try to maintain some sense of originality instead of ripping off anime or some other TV show.
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    How about giving them a real title, there's one that's just called "Fanfic"
    Another one is "God ok here goes another fanfic: blah blah blah"
    Just put in the title, saves having to read massive titles or titles that don't have anything to do with the story.
    3rd Job is here!

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    lol thanks for including my fanfic title -_-

    Always looking for guildmates.

    Fave series: Artemis Fowl, Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Harry Potter, Leven Thumps, and er.... Hunting for others. Please recommend series. NOTE SERIES!!!!!

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    solo pap[] solo mm[x] solo zmm[] solo king slime[x] 1st mill[] max out buddies guild[x] get nx[]

    Spoiler!

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    Hey, I don't plan my story either. The words just come out from my heart.
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    Seriously?? o-o

    I always need to plan a basic story line and make notes of basic line of events so it isnt all waffle off the top of my head lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kon View Post
    Also, remember that people aren't forced to read your story. Try to make it somewhat attractive, don't steal too many ideas or rewrite something from a TV series or a game.
    My bad.

    Quote Originally Posted by Xorten View Post
    How about giving them a real title, there's one that's just called "Fanfic"
    Another one is "God ok here goes another fanfic: blah blah blah"
    Just put in the title, saves having to read massive titles or titles that don't have anything to do with the story.
    MapleHalo:An Attemp at Fan-fic

    Quote Originally Posted by XxKiraYamatoxX View Post
    Hey, I don't plan my story either. The words just come out from my heart.
    I just make it up on the spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gasy222 View Post
    lol thanks for including my fanfic title -_-
    Now come on, that criticism wasn't even the least bit harsh, you don't need to go sulk.

    I was just saying that you're title is a sentence, it should just be;
    'Artemis Fowl in MapleStory' or whatever, instead of giving it its own little prologue.

    Just keep it short and sweet.
    3rd Job is here!

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