2. Continue the story

Created by Captain Daenelia Bradley on Sun Aug 25th, 2013 @ 8:47am

Time: fluid but rigid

In our FAQ/Guide we stated how Steamhawke uses time: It is expected that each post in a chapter happens just after, or at the same time as, the previous post. There should be no backtracking after major events take place as this can be confusing for the reader. Flashbacks are the exception to this.

This may mean that you need to confirm that a post, which takes place after a certain event, is not going to interfere with the plans or posts of other writers. Or that you may have to re-write a post's beginning to match a post that was published before yours was finished.

In order to do this, it is probably easiest to be a bit vague on when something is happening exactly. In the beginning we often stated that a post took place in the morning or the afternoon. This cuts off opportunities for other people to post more freely. So we now encourage writers to only state exact times if it is important to the post and the storyline.

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Categories: 3. Continuous Story

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