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    Article forum?

    Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by Agent Moskau, Nov 18, 2008.

    I have scanned the forum index, and I am failing to find a forum specifically for shorter works, such as article writing or rants. Personally, I wouldn't expect to see one anytime soon since I seem to be the only one who has brought this to the attention of the staff, but it is a style of writing that many people enjoy, including bloggers. For instance, I don't consider poetry to be very interesting at all most of the time, but it is nevertheless a very popular form of writing, and I think smaller articles that are not necessarily stories should have their place as well since many magazines thrive on them.

    Articles of a non-fictional nature could arguably go into Non-Fiction, but I still feel something is missing. Am I missing something?
     
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    There is a sub forum under non-fiction called Essays which is where any article or non-storyish pieces would go far as I know.
     
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    Aha! Those crafty subforums. Thank you, sir. Perhaps that's what I'm looking for.
     
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    Yeah I miss um sometimes too. I think it was a month before I realized there was a research sup-forum under plot development XD :p.
     
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    And a useful forum it is, too.
     
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    Actually, Essays is for a particular category of persuasive nonfiction. There is a common structure to essays, consisting of an introduction containing a thesis statement, a series of supporting arguments, and a summary/conclusion.

    Articles and rants that do not follow this structure should be placed under the general Non-Fiction category. However, be aware that the subject matter, particularly of a rant, is NOT to be debated in the Review Room workshop. The Review Room workshop is only for improving the delivery of the message, i.e. the writing itself.

    This restriction will be strictly enforced in order to keep the focus of the Review Room on topic.
     
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    The rant may be best placed in the user's on site blog. That's be my suggestion.
     
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    all 'articles' are by definition 'non-fictional' so that's where they belong... and rants are quite prevalent in the 'lounge' which is the best place for them, imo...
     

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