After another while, again, very sorry for that, I proudly present my personal favorite chapter so far: Friend and Foe. Seraphine is a tough warrior who knows how to take care of her enemies, but what will she do when she's fighting someone who's already dead?
Oh awesome, thanks for wanting to contribute :D You can just email me here to submit your article, and OR or I will confirm with you over its approval and whatnot. Our issue's set to publish this weekend, so anytime before Saturday should be good :)
Heheh wow... That's a flattering question, thanks XD Well, the amount of readers I have is actually one of the last things on my mind - which is exactly why they're there, in my opinion. When I write, I think only about the story and how much I love writing and reading it. To me, others will follow if you yourself are true to your story first and are really passionate about it. ARG seems to use this principle too, from what I've seen in a WLS article of his, but a good way to look at it is this: When you read over what you write, imagine that your fanon is a random book in a store that you're flipping through. Be honest with yourself and ask, "Would I keep reading this?" You have to put yourself in the "average reader's perspective" to know what the average reader may like. But point being, love your story, and love writing :)
Make any sense? And sorry, as usual that turned into somewhat of a ramble xD
One day, I'm gonna need to just post to start a conversation, not about business all the time.
Anyway, as you may or may not have noticed, the FFF have next to no interviews coming up in the next month or so. Where was still a member, Master Ratava began an Interview of the Year thing, and we've decided to expand it. Pretty much, if I write an article about it, would you be able to tailor one of the polls for our purpose?
The way we've decided to do it, it each member chooses one story they would like to interview, and we tell the readers of the newsletter. They got for one of them, and then the Fact Finders, as a group, interview that person.
To do that, we need a poll. Or, we don't need one, but it makes it far easier than having to get people to comment, you know?
Nah, talking business is all cool! With me it tends to turn random regardless, so... xD
And sure, I'd love to take you up on that request! It's about time someone gave me a poll idea for a change, haha! This interview of the year thing sounds extremely cool, and I'm curious to see how it plays out :) May the luckiest fanon be interviewed!
Oh, awesome! Well, the fanon options are Moon Drops, The Kyoshi Chronicles and yours, funnily enough. Naturally, if you don't want us to do it, we'll change it, but we were sorta working on the assumption that people wouldn't say no to an interview by all the members that doesn't go towards the interviews they can recieve based on our policies. Hmm, perhaps we should ask.
And saying it like tht makes me feel as though I'm doing stuff without permission. Urgh. Okay
Hello, Minnichi. Would you be interested in possibly being interviewed by all the members of the Fact Finders as part of a "special interview"? It is free, by which I mean it doesn't contradict any of our policies and prevent you from having another if you choose. The policies, by vote, do not have any bearing on this interview, it is merely a fun way for the community to participate a little more. Also, we have no work.
Thanks for now, and I'll say an even bigger one if you agree :)
How about we do this: You can try to write a second article with the same message as the first, except this one will be a tad longer (think of the length of articles usually featured in the WLS). Then, you can either send it to Minnichi or me, and we'll do our usual business of editing and publishing.
I will try. Is there any deadline or I'm free to submit whenever I can? and where fanon goes, BSST or WLS?
Also, since one of my main contributions goes to categorization, do you think it's a good idea to write a little explanation about how to sort and categorize correctly(to be honest, it took me a lot of time to learn all of this)?
UA, the real message OR and I - or any other newsletter editor - want to tell you is this: you need to have less of a "as long as it gets published attitude" and worry more about the article itself. If you put sufficient effort into the article, it will be long enough on its own and not run into these kinds of problems.
To be frank, stop treating article publishing like a minimal set of rules that you must follow in order to get approved and just write naturally with the community in mind. All of our previous contributors that had their stuff published have never been as anxious and on our tails as you, and that's because they didn't care so much about themselves and weren't in a hurry to have name exposure.
I'm sorry, but I'd like to tell you to just calm down about getting your stuff published, take it easy, and spend *lots* of time on your articles before you come back. You're still giving me this vibe whether you intend to or not, so that's just my word of advice for now. Instead of asking us, look at previous WLS/BSST issues and their average article length (and quality) and think about that :)
Well you must have understood me wrongly, I'm in no way thinking about myself when I write the articles, in fact I never mentioned my name or something related to me(as of the second one I sent you). Writing as you said won't help me as English isn't my native language, so I won't be able to write a gigantic article with perfect grammar no matter what, but I always the best I can.
I'm completely calmed down, I want my stuff to get published because It's my first ever article and I really want it to be published. I said "as long as it's going to be published" because you both just confused me about the BSST/WLS scene, I was not sure to where to send the article and if you look closely, when OR finally explained me right I dropped that attitude. I'll take you tips, though.