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Suffering from writer's block and want to loosen the gears with a quick side project? Have a sexy idea for a story but can't be arsed to write it all? Just looking for a quick, entertaining read that's generated by people from a great community? r/chainstory is the place for you!
Formatting and Etiquette
It's a bit complicated, but it's all here. Please read thoroughly before posting.
The best stories are always organic, so the following list of suggestions is intended only to help you craft a successful contribution. They are not a rigid set of rules which must be followed.
Assume that the main character must be kept alive. Kill him or her off only if there is a suitable primary character capable of carrying the plot.
The beginning of a post should introduce a situation which must somehow be resolved. Address the problem somewhere in the middle of your post, and leave the ending with a lead-in to another possible situation.
Disposable characters are great. Try not to add too many characters which are intended to be persistent throughout the story or even primary. This is to keep potential confusion to a minimum.
Name your characters and make them somehow unique. You don't have to draft an elaborate backstory, but at least make them discernible from players already present within the story.