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Create Your Own Adventure

To Do List

  • Go through and fix or remove status indicators from pages.
    • Some are not needed in stories and were copied and pasted from the template.
    • Some are missing the level and MP from the line of code.
  • Remove off-topic pages.
  • Correct capitalization and spelling mistakes.
  • Add a basic, or main, timeline of background events during the period that the character is making choices in - those events are usually out of the character's control. This will help add consistency.
  • Pages with major spelling, grammar or other problems, but not problems that render the page spam and a candidate for deletion, should be categorized in the Pages Requiring Attention Category to get other editors to help fix it up. If a page is not yet complete, add it to Category:Pages Under Construction so people know the editor is still working on it and it does not need to have someone improve it.
  • Story Endings should be categorized with Category:Endings.

Introduction

Create Your Own Adventure is a wiki that contains stories where the reader assumes the role of the main character. In each page you choose how the story should progress. If you don't see an option that you would like to pursue, click the edit tab on the top of the page and add a new path to the page. Then you get to write in your own adventure for the character.

Please note that this site is specifically for Create Your Own Adventure stories. If you choose to post stories that have no choices, your story will be deleted as such stories are not appropriate for this site.

We currently have 122,250 articles.

If you're new to this site, please read our Tutorial to learn how to edit stories. Please do not add new stories to the Main Page. Add new stories to the sub-pages for each story type below. New stories added to the Main Page will be removed from the Main Page.

How to Edit

Idea Pitches

  • Hint: If you don't care enough about your writing to attempt to use proper grammar or spelling, chances are people won't care to read it. If grammar isn't your strong suit, you may want to look over some Grammatical Tips.

If you want to practice editing, you should do so on the Sandbox.

Rules

  • New Users, please read: How to Edit and the Basic page format in the Tutorial.
  • Categorize every story page you create. If you don't, after three warnings, you may be banned from the site completely.
  • People have a tendency to create branches where the character dies. To prevent the story from being just a tree with all dead ends,

        each page where you kill the player's character, you must create at least 2 pages (with content) where s/he can go on.

  • Please stick to the theme and setting of the story, and discuss ideas for major changes on the discussion pages. Although creativity is encouraged, radical plot changes and inconsistencies will ruin the flow.
  • If something is off topic, remove it.
  • Try to capitalize and spell your words correctly.
  • ADD OPTIONS AND NOT JUST TEXT! Complete pages include options so the story can continue (unless the page is an ending). Incomplete pages will be edited or deleted.

Story Reviews

Look here for reviews of existing stories or to add your own reviews. This is still new though, so don't expect your favourite story to be reviewed just yet. Try to stick to constructive criticism only. Deliberate insults or flaming will be deleted.

If you have any questions concerning this section, or you want a certain story to be reviewed and you can't bothered to do it yourself, don't be afraid and ask Heyoeveryone.

Family-Friendly Stories

FOR ALL AGES: Suitable for anyone with Basic Reading Level skills. Please keep these G-PG.
Please remove any other content that exceeds this.

PG-13 Stories

FOR 10+: For more advanced readers. Please keep these G - PG-13.
Please remove any content that exceeds this.

Mature Stories

Content normally found in R-rated movies,
no explicit sexual content or sadistic violence:

Adult Stories

18+ Only. Do not read or edit these stories if you are underage or if you are offended by adult material.



Tips

  • Don't give too many options when starting a new story and leave half of them redlinked. Focus on a small number of story threads at first.
  • Outline a general plan for what the intention of your story is when you start it: What genre and themes it belongs to.
  • As alternative to plain formatting for your story, you may try using Italics to write the Narration, regular Font for character Dialogue and Bold for Character/Item/Location names or important developments. Example: As you walked through the Forest, you heard a young girl calling out for you. "Jack! Wait for me! I have a gift for you!" Kate runs up to you and gives you the MacGuffin. Whatever style you choose, try to keep it consistent throughout the story.
  • If you are having difficulty spacing out paragraphs, you can use <br>, which works as a line-break.
  • Don't inject crude humor into a story that's intended to be played straight.
  • Please categorize the pages in your story. For example, if your story is called "The Story", then please add [[Category:The Story]] to each new page you create for your story.


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Pit of Abandoned Stories

  • Stories of less than ten pages that haven't been worked on by anyone in some time will be dropped into the Pit. Feel free to retrieve stories from the Pit and put them back on the appropriate story-type page if you get inspired and add to one.

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