Writing Guidelines

Preamble

So, you've stumbled upon the Authority's Database that is filled with anomalies that are dangerous or outright disturbing, and you found an interest to write an article? Well then, you've come into the right place where you can learn and avoid mistakes to create one. This writing guide was created to interested writers, like you, and make to sure that your idea becomes a reality (though, hopefully not physically).

Now, keep in mind, we highly encourage you to read through a good chunk of the articles to have a clear understanding how things are done around here. Without further ado, let's get to it.

Considering Some Things Before Beginning

Before we actually get onto the concept of the idea, there are a few things that one has to consider:

  • Is the concept interesting?
  • Is the anomaly's containment and threat indicator appropriate?
  • Are the containment protocols appropriate and rational?
  • Is the anomaly well described?

It's very necessary and recommended for writers to follow these four pillars to allow the reader to have a sense of understanding of how the anomaly functions as an article. One should endeavor to draw the reader in, not push them away with needless clearance restrictions or how the reader should stay away from the article due to the dangerous properties that the anomaly exhibits.

It's quite understandable that articles, like newcomers, would not exactly be successful due to the writer having issues with execution or simple lack of experience. Regardless, your first article may either be a success or a dismal failure. Remember, don't take the unsuccessful attempt of your article as a reason to give up: use it to fix your mistakes and not repeat them.

Now, to avoid your idea getting thrown to the hounds, ask for feedback on the idea from the community in either the Forums section or in the Discord server. Don't ignore feedback even if the person's comments aren't very detailed. Being told "It's boring" can sometimes help improve an article to the point that "It's fascinating."

Lastly, if someone is a bit … harsh on your concept, please don't hesitate to contact a Curator or a Moderator if the person's behavior is continual.

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