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HanakoHime
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Fan Fiction Rules

on Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:44 pm
Here are a few Rules when it comes to Fan-Fiction.

First of all, when you create a new story, you agree to this:

"To be able to upload new stories, you must agree and abide by our rules. Please read and accept the terms and confirm your acceptance at the bottom of this page. If you do not agree to the terms, you are not allowed to submit stories to the site."

If you click 'I accept' at the bottom of the page without reading the rules, you have no one to blame but yourself if your story gets reported and deleted. Make sure to read through everything before you sign anything.

The site creator has also made a list of 'conducts' that should be observed. I know a lot of people skip over that because it doesn't say you 'have' to observe them, but be warned, I've seen many-a-stories deleted because they violated a few of these rules.

Here is a list of conducts that should always be observed:

Spell check all story and poetry. There is no excuse for not performing this duty. If you do not have a word processor that has the spell checking feature, use a search engine such as Google.com to find one.

Proofread all entries for grammar and other aspects of writing before submission. 'Hot off the press' content is often riddled with errors. No one is perfect but it is the duty of the writer to perform to the best of his/her ability.

Respect the reviewers. Not all reviews will strictly praise the work. If someone rightfully criticizes a portion of the writing, take it as a compliment that the reviewer has opted to spend his/her valuable time to help improve your writing.

Everyone here is an aspiring writer. Respect your fellow members and lend a helping a hand when they need it. Like many things, the path to becoming a better writer is often a two way street.

Use proper textual formatting. For example: using only capital letters in the story title, summary, or content is not only incorrect but also a disregard for the language itself.

General rules:

Entry title and summary must be rated K for all audience. No exceptions.

Entry must be given the proper rating. No exceptions.

Entry must be placed in proper category. No exceptions.

Chapters of the same story are not allowed to be submitted as separate entries. All chapters/segments must be grouped together using the 'edit/upload chapter' feature in the left menu.

Make sure that you read through all of these before you post, and if your story violates one of these rules? Put off posting it for another day or so and fix it so that you won't run into problems later when it's reported.

Here is another big thing that people tend to overlook:


Always make sure that your story is rated properly, the admins don't show much mercy to people who have graphic murder, coarse language, and adult themes in the 'K' section. If you're not sure what your story should be rated, you can go here (Fiction Ratings . com), or when in doubt, always rate it higher to be safe.

I think a lot of people also skip over this part:


Failure to comply with site rules will result in the removal of stories and/or suspension of account.

This means that your story will be deleted, and your account will be banned. If you have other stories, they will have to go unattended or left as is, because you won't be able to get back on. If someone is telling you that your story is against the guidelines and you find out it is,take it down. You can re-post it later once you've changed it to fit the guidelines.

If you have anything you'd like me to add or take off (you'll need to include a good reason as to why), just click the reply button and send a message.
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Re: Fan Fiction Rules

on Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:40 am
Entries not allowed
Non-stories: lists, bloopers, polls, previews, challenges, author notes, and etc.

One or two liners.MST: comments inserted in between the flow of a copied story.

Stories with non-historical and non-fictional characters: actors, musicians, and etc.

Any form of interactive entry: choose your adventure, second person/you based, Q&As, and etc.

Chat/script format and keyboard dialogue based entries.

Actions not allowed:

Multiple entries of the same material. There can only be one copy of any unique story on the entire site. No exceptions.

Rewriting names of characters/locations of one story in order to upload to multiple categories.

Copying from a previously published work (including musical lyrics) not in the public domain.
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