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M. Alex Hyne

  • I live in an alternate dimension far beyond human understanding

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Please leave a message on my talk page if I can help with anything!

ClericofMadness (talk) 09:56, May 18, 2020 (UTC)

Re: Titling

We typically prefer titling in accordance with the AP style guide ("Crawlers"), but if the capitalization is meant to be a stylistic choice or is referenced as such by the author (if they're called "CRAWLERS") in the story, we tend to give leeway.

As for the story itself, I removed some coding issues. A bit of helpful advice, when copy/pasting a story onto this wiki, use source mode. If you use visual editor, you get a lot of unnecessary coding that can sometimes obscure the text (by making text the same color as the background or lumping everything together in a wall-of-text). I fixed it up for you, but just pointing it out now to save you some headache later as sometimes it does cause a lot of difficulty.

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"Body Horror" isn't an accepted category on this wiki. EmpyrealInvective (talk) 14:26, May 18, 2020 (UTC)

Re: Story Length

There is no length to the word count (I myself have a story that's 100+ pages on this wiki and there's a series that tops 500+ pages if you read each installment). As for dividing a story into chapters, I would encourage you to use the header system to insert chapter breaks. To do that, simply put ==Chapter Title== into the area where you want to indicate a chapter on the article page.

I would discourage you from posting each chapter as separate articles as we recently had to consolidate a user's chapters into one page as their stories ended up being 10+ chapters at a page each and each section was not standalone (i.e. can be read on its own and tells a cohesive story). Posting chapters/fragments of a story will likely result in us deleting them as unfinished pages and advising you to post the complete version. This also helps you in terms of visibility as a lot of users utilize the random button feature and very few will hunt down the starting chapter if they come across a later section. Hope that helps. EmpyrealInvective (talk) 15:06, May 24, 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for the feedback.
M. Alex Hyne (talk) 17:33, May 24, 2020 (UTC)
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