Some Submission Problems..
Posted 04 Jun 08Okay, guys. I'm pausing in the middle of reviewing submissions because I've had to reject far too many.
One of the submission rules listed for stories on this page states:
Use the preview button. Stories that do not have proper line breaks or paragraphs will be rejected.
Now, just a few pointers if you're not sure WHERE to put line breaks or to start a new paragraph.
1. If you are talking about two seperate things, it's usually best to seperate that into two seperate paragraphs. Otherwise, it just won't flow. This rule doesn't always apply, but in most cases it does.
2. If you have a conversation going on, each time a new character begins speaking, you start a new paragraph. This has been the one rule of grammar that people seem to not be familiar with.
"Oh no!" Alice shouted. "What's wrong, Alice?" Edward asked, his eyes narrowed. She stared blankly at him for a moment before responding, "Nothing."
That is the WRONG way to format the conversation. It should appear like this:
"Oh no!" Alice shouted.
"What's wrong, Alice?" Edward asked, his eyes narrowed.
She stared blankly at him for a moment before responding, "Nothing."
Everyone please, please, please make sure you hit the preview button before you submit your story!
Sometimes, when you attempt to copy and paste from word into the Story Text field, the spacing and paragraphs can become distorted. Check over it after you paste it, and hit the preview button and check over it again.
Reading and re-reading while reviewing the rules is the best way to assure your submission gets accepted every time.
Thanks for your patience, and keep on submitting!