Hello, and welcome to drabble_0n
. My name is Shelby, and I'll be your friendly, neighborhood moderator. Any and all questions can be directed to me. All of my contact information can be found in my user info, which is linked under "creator" at the top of this layout. PLEASE, READ THIS POST BEFORE POSTING IN THE COMMUNITY!An Introduction
Now, you may wonder what makes this drabble community so special. Recently I embarked on a search for a general drabble community where writers could get constructive criticism (concrit) on any topic. There are numerous drabble communities for a myriad of different fandoms, but no "anything goes" drabble community solely for people interested in reading and writing drabbles.
As a writer, I know that we always get better by recieving feedback from our fellow writers. As people, we are interested in - and therefore write about - more than one fandom or topic. I felt that it would serve us well to have an outlet and a community to write about anything and everything, and hopefully improve with one another. Where do we start?
Incidentally, the idea for this spawned from mattador
's drabble challenge, which was to write a drabble a day for each of your interests. It is a difficult challenge, and it is a long challenge, but it is also a very rewarding challenge. It will force you to challenge your approach to writing, stretch your creativity, and help get you in the habit of writing regularly. I encourage anyone to try it.Rules & Format
Now, just because this community has an "anything goes" approach to the subject matter, that doesn't necessarily imply that there isn't structure. In fact, I'm going to lay down the laws right away.
Some obvious requirements are as follows:
- Entries should be made in English. Not 1337 speak. Just because this community is on the internet, doesn't mean you need 2 act liek ur in @ chat ro0m.
- Writing in caps is most emphatically not O.K. unless you absolutely need it to convey shouting in dialogue, it is required for your format (i.e. script), or are doing so with specific artistic intent. WRITING LIKE THIS BECAUSE YOU WANT YOUR POST TO BE NOTICED MAKES US FEEL LIKE YOU'RE SCREAMING ALL THE TIME, AND THAT IS NOT SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR IN A PUBLIC SETTING. THIS COMMUNITY IS NO EXCEPTION. Your writing should have it's own voice, and volume control.
- Basic grammar rules apply. You don't need to be a whiz, but rampant punctuation abuse is irritating for those who really take writing seriously and are trying to perfect the craft. Thou shalt not abuse thy comma, nor thy exclamation point.
- Please spell check.
Now that we're done with that, we can head onto the rules of formatting and content. Fear not, though strictly enforced, these rules are not ridiculously overbearing, and are specifically geared toward making this community more fluid. They are as follows:The Ten Commandments1.
A drabble, by definition, is a short piece of writing that is exactly 100 words in length. No more, no less. Submissions on "Drabble" writing exercises must be exactly 100 words or they will be deleted.2.
Any format, i.e. prose, poetry, script, etc., is acceptable.3.
Any subject is game. This includes fiction, nonfiction, personal essays, fanfiction*, slash*,
and all content rated G through NC-17**.*4. If you are writing fanfiction or slash, you must include a disclaimer that clearly states that the characters in your drabble are not your intellectual property and you must credit the original author/creators.
This is common courtesy, and standard practice. Anything else is plagiarism. Additionally, if you are writing slash between celebrities, you must state that your drabble is fiction, and that neither participants actually participated in RL.
You can word your disclaimers however you like. If you fail to include a disclaimer, your post will be deleted.**5. If your writing is or could be offensive to some people, you must include an author's note explaining in what way it could be offensive or unsuitable for younger readers, or those who do not wish to read explicit content.
If you fail to include an author's note, and you have violent, sexually explicit, profane, or otherwise offensive content in your drabble, your submission will be deleted. 6.
You must put your drabble behind a cut! If your entry is not cut, it will be deleted. Instructions on how to include an lj-cut in your post can be found here.7.
Outside the cut, please give basic details such as: Author(s), Title, Fandom, Characters, Format, etc. Any post without a minimal description of the drabble will be deleted.8.
If you would like concrit please say so in your post, and be prepared to receive it.9.
Give and receive concrit respectfully.
This is a place for writers to grow. Flaming will not be tolerated, and guilty users will be banned. If you feel wronged, please discuss the trespass with the individual responsible and try to come to an understanding before
coming to me. 10.
X-posting is tolerated, as long as it is noted in the entry.
And there you have it! I really hope never to have to delete anyone's post, and I'm really looking forward to reading and sharing with the lot of you. Welcome again, and let's get to it! Affiliates?
Currently, we have one.
is a community for the appreciation and discussion of grammar, and it was created in honor of the book Eats, Shoots & Leaves
by Lynne Trusse.
If you would like to affiliate, drop me a line and we'll chat.Buttons
If you would like to display your membership or advertise this community, I have made a button for your use. Feel free to copy and paste it into your journal, userinfo, or personal website.