Fiction Trail is a user group and a curation trail. When you submit your stories, they are read, editing help is given, and members vote for it on Steeemit. If it meets the guidelines and there is room for it in the queue, it can receive further votes from Steemtrail. But at the very least it will be read and appreciated. I don't know about you, but for me, that means a lot.
Look for my further instructional and informational post on Steemtrail or read the posts under @steemtrail
To join the fiction-trail community for Steemit Fiction writers, use this Invite Link https://discord.gg/k3zHukq
See below the proposed Guideline document posted for comment and revision.
Writing fiction can be a very intimate thing, you put your innermost thoughts, your dreams, the events and people in your life into your stories. It’s not at all like writing an informative or descriptive article and it requires a different mindset and different methods. Fiction-trail is intended to support fiction writing on steemit with curation through Steemian.com and with a dedicated community discussion.
When you submit your fiction posts to this forum, we’ll read them! Not only will your posts be read, commented on, and voted for by members of fiction-trail, but if your posts meet our guidelines, you may have your posts recommended to other users and curators of Steemtrail and their followers on Steamian!
There’s much more to this than voting, however. We want to build a great Fiction Writing community on Steemit – and we want you to be a part of that community! Our team will work tirelessly to make sure that happens.
The Fiction-trail Guidelines for Posting
Please review these guidelines for the Fiction category. These are not strict rules, but following these guidelines will certainly improve your post quality and your chances of receiving support from members – and also receiving recommendations for curation by @steemtrail.
Original Content – We would like to see original writing, images, and personal touches in your posts. Your knowledge, experiences, photos, or tips will add content that readers will desire and value. Show us something unique or personal and your posts will have the chance to jump to the front of the curating line.
Accurate Tags – Please tag it accordingly by using “fiction” as your primary tag. This will help sort the posts that we curate for the fiction category. Posts that are not properly tagged will have a lower chance of receiving upvotes. But don’t worry! We will help guide you and offer our assistance along the way.
Proper Citations – Content that is copied or plagiarized will not be eligible for curation. If you’re using images, quotes, or copied information from another source, cite those sources accordingly. If you use your own imagery, please let us know. It will not only make our job as curators easier, but it will also let your readers know that the images are original – adding a personal touch that may better connect you with your readers and followers.
Formatting – Posts that take advantage of Markdown and HTML to increase personalization and style will be more noticeable, not only to us as curators, but for readers in general. Formatted posts with good and relevant titles and headers will receive more consideration than others that have not been formatted. This is important for search engine optimization (SEO), but there is a balance to be reached and there are many options available to customize the formatting, so it may take some time to figure out what works best for you. Again – we will offer guidance for this, if needed. You can also visit @steemprentice in RocketChat for additional assistance with this. They have a good team and there is a lot of information for new and old users alike pinned in that channel.
Good Writing – We really don’t want to nitpick spelling, grammar, capitalization, and punctuation errors, but a well-written story is important for readers. Multiple spelling and grammatical errors can diminish the perceived value of a post. Give your posts a read before publishing them and correct any mistakes you find. Then give it another read! Your followers will appreciate the effort – and so will your curators here. Mistake-free posts will certainly help with our selection process. If you ask for a review or critique, we can help you spot typos you may have missed.
These are recommended guidelines for our curation team. We are not commanding everyone to conform to these guidelines. You may post as you wish and offer whatever content you desire, however you desire. This is only an attempt to help organize and curate the Fiction category – to help with creating and rewarding quality posts and to attract and retain content creators to the community on the Steemit.com platform. There are no penalties imposed on any user for not adopting these guidelines.
Updates on Progress, Changes, Curating, and Contests
We will publish a weekly post about our curating statistics and related information. Any changes to our curating habits and targets will be posted as necessary to keep the community informed. The rewards from our information and update posts will be used for increasing the Steem Power of this account and for covering costs of development and the curating teams.We are also discussing contests and other ideas for community engagement. If you have any suggestions for contests, please let us know in the comments below.
Encourage People to Join Our Fiction Community!
Bringing new users to the platform is one of the objectives for the @steemtrail project. If this is one of your favorite topics or categories, then tell people about it! If you know anyone who wants to share their gardening stories and experiences, encourage them to join us and participate in the Fiction community. They don’t need to know everything about Steemit to enjoy themselves here. We want to tailor this community for new and experienced Fiction writers, and anyone who enjoys reading!
The same applies to existing users. Tell us your stories. Engage with us. Support others in the category. Join our curation trail. When you join us, you’ll know that 100% of our efforts will be focused on the category and topics you love. You – the users – will ultimately shape the future of the Fiction community on Steemit! Bring your friends, your family, and bloggers that might enjoy reading and posting, and may want to contribute to what we’re trying to accomplish!
If you have any questions or feedback, please leave us a comment.
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