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Myth Weavers Storycrafting Contest

 
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This contest does not require adherence to those standards, but it sure does look nice.
It's almost like I knew that and wanted to provide a helpful resource for anyone who might consider submitting to other things in the future.

They ARE helpful resources, but are 180 out on the single/double space thing. That's all I was trying to say.

At this point, no one should be using two spaces after a period for anything unless explicitly asked to do so. That rule is from the typewriter era, and we are long past it.

For this contest, single-spaced documents are requested. That is, the spacing between each line of text. Word processors with formatting options--such as Word, LibreOffice, WordPerfect, and more--have a setting which controls this, found somewhere under the Format menu.

Use indent style for your writing, meaning there will be no extra spaces between your paragraphs, and each paragraph will have the first line indented (any indent between .2 and .5 is fine). It should look similar to the text in any fiction book you crack open. This is also a Format option. Don't use your Tab key to create this indent.

An important note, Dauphinous is assisting with the contest and helped create the formatting rules. She is a full time author, and has outstanding resources to help writers. If there is a small portion of a resource that disagrees with the listed format for the contest, simply ignore that portion.

Got an outstanding question from @Call me Fate on the Discord server asking what was meant by explaining the holiday as part of the story. The FAQ has been updated accordingly.

I'm creating my own realm for instance. This will be one book of many of a part of a series I'm making. Can or shall I give an Introduction Prologue page as to what the realm is about? I could explain some of the races that exist and a short fact about some them. Like Elves being short people similar instead of tall people (going for the type of elves that work for Santa, fyi, only without a Santa), or explaining that dwarves are generally evil and very strong in this realm, and prefer warmer temperatures. I could also explain how magic is used in the realm, like the fact that humanoids aren't born with magic nor can they practice it, but it is possible with technology. So for instance a two year old who can barely speak a few words could cast Dimension Door, a fifth level spell, or sunburst a 7th level spell, if he got his/her hands on that technology, which is a given without me saying it in the introduction. It would also explain why prisoners are easy to keep captive in this realm, cause they can't use any magic without their technology. Of course that part is a given without me saying it in the introduction, keeping a sorcerer securely captive for instance always seemed like it was next to impossible, cause if he breaks free of the rope and is able to take the tape off his mouth, then get his pouch back, he can cast again. What does and doesn't exist as compared to most fantasy type books. This Introduction Prologue page would be about one hundred words or so.

@DoubleGold That is completely up to you. As long as the requirements are met in the judging criteria, spend your words how you want for the story.








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