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>######Wednesday Wildcard (Did You Know?)
Rules & Guidelines
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^< 1. Direct prompt replies must be good-faith attempts at new stories or poems
30 words minimum (but don't just stick to that)
- Write something new using the prompt for inspiration
- Plagiarism will result in a ban
- No joke responses / copypasta
For off topic/clarification, reply to sticky comment
^< 2. No sexually explicit responses, hate speech, or other harmful content
Includes, but is not limited to, forms of pedophilia, bestiality, incest, rape, and explicit abuse or torture
- Avoid detailed uses of racism, suicide, and political debate
Use your best judgment, but mods have final say
^< 3. Be civil in discussion, feedback, and critiques
Users are held to a higher standard here. Think before posting
- Prompts are meant to inspire new writing. Responses don't have to fulfill every detail
^< 4. All submissions must be tagged
Click [tag] to filter. Click » for more detail
Prompt Posts (Inspire new writing)
EU- Established Universe: Based on existing fiction »
CW- Constrained Writing: Limitations or forced usage of words, letters, etc. (don't ask for less than 100 words) »
TT- Theme Thursday: Weekly themes announced Thursdays »
MP- Media Prompt: Audio or video »
IP- Image Prompt: A striking image or album »
Response Posts (Write based on prompts)
PI- Prompt Inspired: Stories inspired by prompts older than three days (include link) »
^< 5. No recent reposts, even if changing small details
Search before submitting! (Popular ideas can cause floods)
- Reposts are allowed, given time (around two weeks)
Don't take a recent prompt and change/invert small details
^< 6. We’re here to inspire creative writing, not play writing games or commission stories
No requesting writing services or homework help
- Don't prompt to advertise, modmail us before posting [OT] ads
- Prompts go in the title (except IP and MP) but avoid too many details
- Don't ask writers to pick titles or content from another sub or site
Prompts should not call for using autocorrect, autocomplete, or only emojis
^< 7. Prompts will be removed if there's a high possibility for rule breaking responses
Avoid real-world drama (politics, recent tragedies, etc.)
- Inspire an effort, avoid simple questions, "write anything", word games, fill-in-the-blanks, or "in X words or less"
- Prompts must actually be a prompt, not just the suggestion of a genre or emotion
- Don't ask for preexisting content (prompts are meant for new writing)
- No sexually explicit themes, hate speech, or other harmful content
- No troll, joke, poop, or meme-based prompts
^< 8. Keep it about the writing here, not competing or making money
Authors are allowed to link to a personal sub or profile, but don't link back here until the prompt is 24 hours old
- Patreon and Paypal links are not allowed. Link to your sub or profile instead
Rule breaking posts or comments may be removed without notice. Rule breaking may result in a permanent ban without prior warning.
If you spot a violation, please use the Report button underneath the post. This is the best way to help! If you have an issue with other users, send us a modmail.