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Talk:Those Who Triumph Of the Soul

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I'm going to be frank and this might be seen as rather rude, but don't take it the wrong way:

  1. A spell-checker is your friend
    1. don't blindly trust them - they can make very stupid mistakes
  2. Grammar checkers will catch some mistakes
    1. there are some in your story, such missing quotes around what appears to be a chunk of speech at the start
  3. Shifti's Help is far from complete but will help with some basic formatting needs.
    1. The list of generic formatting templates has a lot of templates that are meant to be used to automate the more common formatting needs of stories.
    2. The "Byline" template serves to add author information to pages in the "Main" namespace. The "title" template does the same for pages that are in the "User" namespace. (There is no need to repeat the title if you put a story in the main namespace, but you might want to put your name on it!)
    3. Categories help people find stories of interest to them on Shifti. [[Category:Story]] is one that all stories should have (unless they are "Adult" and then they need [[Category:Adult]] instead). See Stories By Setting for setting related categories and Stories by TF for transformation related categories. More information available at Help:Categorization.
    4. If you need help figuring out the categories for a page, you can add Template:needs category and if you'd like help editing a story, you can add Template:Editing requested

Other than those bits pointed out above, this story isn't that bad. With some work it'd easily make it into ShadowWolfs Pack. -- ShadowWolf 06:16, 1 July 2008 (EDT)

After a second reading while not tired I am left wondering why I even bothered with the helpful comments above. If the spelling and grammatical errors were fixed this story would still be terrible—perhaps as bad as "The Eye of Argon". -- ShadowWolf 14:32, 1 July 2008 (EDT)

Well, everyone has to start somewhere. Though yeah, this is very much starting at the beginning. :) DragonGear, please don't get discouraged. If you like writing, keep on writing - plain old practice will eventually improve your work, if nothing else. If you want to invite other editors to dig in and help fix various things you could try adding {{editing requested}} at the top of the page to add a flag to that effect. Though the story as currently written is a bit short and sparse on detail to likely attract a lot of attention yet. Bryan 02:49, 2 July 2008 (EDT)

This offends my artistic senses and then beats them with a two by four in a back alley.

I like it.

--Devin 19:01, 1 July 2008 (EDT)

My apologies. This was posted as a joke, and it seems to have wasted other people's time by them taking it seriously. I won't object to it being deleted. -DragonGearAdept 01:35, 3 July 2008 (EDT)

Heh. I'm glad I resisted the urge to spellcheck it, in that case. I would have ruined it. :) Bryan 06:39, 3 July 2008 (EDT)


This story was the winner of the Iron Author contest at this years AnthroCon. I won't reveal the author, for fear that people would seek revenge on him for making them ill. The trick to making it through this story without suffering any ill effects is to be almost asleep. -- ShadowWolf 04:08, 3 July 2008 (EDT)