Talk:Story Style

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Howdy, world!

Note: Whereas some languages, like French and German, have standardized forms governed by regulatory bodies, English is in many ways a free-for-all. The laws presented below therefore reflect my (Mrgirlpluggedout) own personal preference.

Since no one has died and made me King of Soylent, my opinion does not outweigh the opinion of others. You are most welcome to add your own laws and examples to this document. I simply ask that instead of changing something that already exists, please make your reservations known in [this] talk page. Thank you, and happy soylenting!(Mrgirlpluggedout)

Mrgirlpluggedout, I began refining this document and moved your comments here. I'd like to develop this as a guide for editors to use to get on the same page regarding story format. mrcoolbp (talk) 23:27, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
The only thing I've changed so far (also added some things) is the formatting of quotes. LaminatorX seems to think (and I agree) that quotes are not necessary surrounding the entire "article" do to the colon in "[submitter] writes:" and the paragraph structure. It certainly makes quotes (and subsequent nesting quotes) a lot easier to deal with. mrcoolbp (talk) 04:43, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

I would appreciate guidance on acceptable story submissions in this article. What style does Soylent News hope to portray? Gritty broadsheet? Cerebral monthly? I believe the current content is good, but if we're not careful we could end up trying to rewrite The Elements of Style. AnonymousCoward 4:42, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

I think this is open to interpretation and varies based on the story. You can of course check out the Submission_guidelines. mrcoolbp (talk) 20:18, 25 March 2014 (UTC)