Rules

Posted 23 Jul 07

Yes, rules.

I said, on or around May 19, 2007, that stories under 500 words/with bad grammar/with bad spelling would not be allowed on my site. That was two months ago, everyone. Therefore, I would consider that to be fair warning.

I am now taking action. Personally, I'm tired of seeing things that don't qualify as "writing" on this website.

So if your story is blatantly disregarding the rules, I will send you an email. I will be nice. If you do not get back to me in one week, your story will be deleted. Sorry. End of discussion. Unless, you know, you actually discuss things with me.

1) I see that your story is breaking the rules

2) I send you an email

3) If you don't reply in a week, your story will be deleted.

 

Does everyone understand? If not, you can send me an email or comment here.

 

Oh, and the cupcake challenge is still going on. 

 

Kaiwynn

Comments

By Eternitys_charm

Posted 24 Jul 07

ill be gone for a week so if you send me an email i probably wont respond T_T, PLEASE DONT DELETE IT!

By Kaiwynn

Posted 24 Jul 07

Duly noted.

By Blonde Bella

Posted 24 Jul 07

Thank you. Of course, will you be making any exceptions? Because in some cases, the length doesn't determine the quality of the writing. I whole-heartedly agree with the length requirement, this being an open site, but in some of the cases, there are fantastic stories that would simply be ruined by adding more fluff to them. Not all cases, just some. I really do appreciate this rule, though. It sifts out a lot of the, and I hate to say it, bad writing, but it's true. Actually, it's more of under-developed writing, but, well, I've wasted a lot of my time, and a lot of your time rambling on, so I'm going to go put all this writing energy into finishing "Eternally Awake".

By Kaiwynn

Posted 24 Jul 07

No, no, I understand where you're coming from. I've definitely made a couple of exceptions. Usually, it's not hard to tell the difference between fantastic stories and underdeveloped ones. Thank you for your feedback -- I do appreciate it.

By TheLionAndTheLamb

Posted 24 Jul 07

I'm glad to see that you're cracking down on the rules! I hope none of my stories break any of them!

By awsomealice94

Posted 25 Jul 07

on one of my stories the summery is 108 words and i don't think i can cut it down...i'm quite content how it is....could just 8 words be an exception?????

By Marauder by Midnight

Posted 26 Jul 07

A question about the cupcake challenge... You say that you will announce the winner on July 31. When would be the last day to submit a story?

By Marauder by Midnight

Posted 26 Jul 07

wait ignore my last comment :)

By TheLionAndTheLamb

Posted 26 Jul 07

How should we send in our stories for the cupcake contest? My email can't send attachments real well, so can I just post my story on the actual email? And does the story have to center around a cupcake, or can a cupcake just be mentioned?

By Kaiwynn

Posted 27 Jul 07

You can definitely post your story in the actual email. A cupcake can be mentioned or be the main attraction -- it doesn't matter, as long as it's in there somewhere.

By TheLionAndTheLamb

Posted 28 Jul 07

Okay good. There isn't a word limit is there...? And it can be completely random? Because I wrote a lot and it's very, very random.

By Love_Lamb_Lion

Posted 29 Jul 07

heyy!! I need help! I'm new on here and I can't figure out some stuff. Could you possibly give me some pointers? It would much appreciated!!!

By TheLionAndTheLamb

Posted 29 Jul 07

What do you need help with?

By Kaiwynn

Posted 29 Jul 07

Love_Lamb_Lion -- if you'd like some help, just send me an email. You can do that by clicking the "Contact Us" link at the top of the page, anytime.

By TheLionAndTheLamb

Posted 29 Jul 07

i think you said once that summaries have to be under 100 words. One of mine is 105 words, is that okay? Or do I have to trim it down a little?

By Kaiwynn

Posted 30 Jul 07

I think you'll be fine. :)

By Marauder by Midnight

Posted 03 Aug 07

I have a question about banners. Is there a particular reason why the limit is 300x100? I understand the height maximum, but the length seems a bit short. There isn't border that limits the length of a banner. Is it possible to make the length maximum slightly longer? Maybe 500x100? It would give me more flexibility with the banner :) Sometimes, the banner seems a bit cramped.

By awsomealice94

Posted 06 Aug 07

are you going to do anything about spoilers???? i'm afraid that someone will leave something in a review or something and will ruin eclipse for me

By Marauder by Midnight

Posted 06 Aug 07

lol. I've made a rule not to come here until I finished Eclipse ;D But all the same, awsomealice94 asks the same question I had.

By awsomealice94

Posted 06 Aug 07

that's actualy a good idea. maybe i shouldn't come here untill i finish eclipse, it's safer that way ;)

By afterxdreaming

Posted 06 Aug 07

haha comes out tomorow!!!!!! ^.^

By awsomealice94

Posted 07 Aug 07

stephenie was great on good morning america!!!! how many of you watched her???

By Blonde Bella

Posted 07 Aug 07

Oh my gosh! I completely forgot! Aaaaaaaggh!

By awsomealice94

Posted 07 Aug 07

o no!!! it was only for like 10 minutes or so, it wasn't too long. but you got to see stephenie and then i spotted pel from the lexicon there too :)

By Blonde Bella

Posted 07 Aug 07

I'll search for it on youtube. Hopefully someone has posted/will post it.

By evermoreimmortal

Posted 07 Aug 07

Kaiwynn, we love you and praise you, but you really need to post the winners. I'm getting hysterical...and I've already gone over the edge, so that's not too good...

By awsomealice94

Posted 07 Aug 07

the lexicon just has it from their P.O.V maybe if you go on the G.M.A website they might have it. now, thanks to them, my grandma knows all about the books and everything-she asked me if she could barrow them ;)

By awsomealice94

Posted 07 Aug 07

blonde bella- http://www.abcnews.go.com/GMA/Books/story?id=3451656&page=1 i found it for you!

By TheLionAndTheLamb

Posted 09 Aug 07

Yea, can something please be done about spoilers! I don't think some people realize that just because they got Eclipse and read it on the first day that it came out, that doesn't mean everyone else who read/writes on this website did, too. I'm still waiting for my book to come in the mail. I don't want it to be spoiled for me.

By Blonde Bella

Posted 09 Aug 07

Okay, Kaiwynn, the 31st was 10 days ago. Did you die or something?

By addictedtotwilight

Posted 09 Aug 07

I think that if you're going to write spoilers for Eclipse, you should warn people in the summary. I finished it this morning, it's amazing, of course, and well worth your wait, TheLionandtheLamb. Enjoy!

By Marauder by Midnight

Posted 09 Aug 07

addictedtotwilight - That's what I've already done to my story A Vengeance. I have to do some adjustments to it and have been warning people that the first chapter will undergo serious editing to incorporate spoilers. It's everyone's right to refuse to read something that contains spoilers. As at any other fanfiction site, especially Harry Potter, it's not fair to force someone to unwittingly read a fanfiction and have the book ruined for them.

By MadReviewer

Posted 09 Aug 07

we have been waiting very patiently for more then a week. i think that's plenty of time to judge a contest.

By awsomealice94

Posted 09 Aug 07

i'm just giveing a warning in my chapter notes to not post any spoilers on any of my reviews. but i am still going on with my story and pretending that everything in eclipse didn't happen. it will be easier once i get into my 3rd story though

By addictedtotwilight

Posted 09 Aug 07

I'm going to add some of the things from Eclipse into my story, A Pretty Strange Love Story, it just feels wrong ignoring what I just read, especially since I liked it so much. Oh, Marauder By Midnight, can't wait to read your story!