Craft Discussion - Official Rules
In order to keep Craft Discussion in good order, there are important rules to follow. Below are these rules. Failure to follow them can result in forms of punishment starting with a warning, thread deletion and locking, or leading to a permanent ban from the forums.
Craft Discussion is meant enhance the writing of others and provide differing points of view by, well, discussion of the craft.
The "Legends and Lore" Boards are a part of the Artix Entertainment Forums. You must follow the Universal Rules.
The Universal Rules are exactly that: Universal. They apply everywhere at all times, so even L&L participants are expected to know them and follow them. Note that claiming ignorance to the rules is not a defense for breaking them—all forum members are expected to read the rules before posting anywhere.
If you have any questions about the Universal Rules in general or how they relate to the forum-specific rules of Legends and Lore, please do not hesitate to contact either PyroPuppy, the Head Moderator for the Legends and Lore boards, or any of the forum administration staff via a forum PM.
While in Legends and Lore, write properly.
Grammar exist to let what you are saying be understood. Ignore grammar, and no one will be able to follow your writing without working really, really, really hard at it, and that tends to drive people away. Therefore, in order to make your posts easier and more enjoyable to read, be sure to use proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Remember, your comments and content are important to the writer and to others reading a story. If people continue to misunderstand or misinterpret what you put forth, you cannot truly be a help or an encourager to them.
All titles of discussion threads must be prefaced by a tag. They are as follows:
=SCRIPT=, =MECH=, =AUTH=, =CHAR=, =PROSE=, =VERSE=
=SCRIPT= This includes methodology, techniques, detail, setting, etc. regarding the writing of a script.
=MECH= Discussion on the mechanics of the process of writing. This includes specific techniques certain authors use, the process of editing a story from the first version to ready-to-be-published form, creation of plot lines, discussion on grammar, or mechanics underlying a style—both in prose as well as in verse.
=AUTH= Discussion on different authors, their works, comparison against different authors, and the techniques they use.
=CHAR= Discussion on character archetypes, specific characters, and characterization. Multiple characters being talked about from the same book or poem can go under =PROSE= or =VERSE=.
=PROSE= Discussion on text, style of paragraphs, sentence structures, the formula of a chapter, etc.
=VERSE= Discussion on poetry, specific poems, type of poetry, song lyrics, and their adaptation to music.
Participating in a discussion is a privilege.
All discussion should be conducted with maturity. Anyone using discussions as a way to push their work, advertise, or thread-hijack will be disciplined.
Entertainment literature discussions are now moved to the Out Of Context Board.
Since this is a writing forum, the discussion of literature as a form of entertainment does not belong here. If this is what you want to do, please visit the OOC's forum section and post your discussions.
In addition, we now have our own IRC channels!
To talk about your works posted in the forums, join writing improvement sessions, request feedback for your works, or talk about ideas for Legends and Lore collaboration projects, join #L&L-AE on Caelestia.net.
For general discussion of literature and writing or to socialize with fellow writers, old and new, join #LegendsAndLore on Caelestia.net.
Or, use the webchat located here. When you're connected, type /join #L&L-AE or /join #LegendsAndLore to get in.
If an issue arises within L&L (be it clarification of the rules, an issue with a specific user, or reporting rule violations), the following is a list of individuals to contact. If you wish to report threads in violation of the rules, you may contact any L&L ArchKnight. If you have an issue with an ArchKnight, please contact the head moderator of this forum. If your issue is with the moderating staff, please contact Zyrain.
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