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The Lord Ruler's perfect capital city, Luthadel, is doing the impossible: rebelling. Skaa half-breeds are being taught the power of Allomancy, something that the Lord Ruler's obligators said only existed in the nobility. The enslaved skaa, with their murderous benefactor, now fight back against a living god's oppression.

So, the Inquisition was formed. The nobles begin to fear assassination from all sides. The times of nobility Mistborn killing each other are over. The Steel Inquisitors look for aristocrat traitors and insurgent skaa, and the skaa try with all their strength to merely survive. The Lord Ruler's perfect Final Empire is slowly devolving into chaos.

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#1 KChan

Atium Chandelier

Posted 26 September 2011 - 08:38 PM

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So, you've found the workshop! Welcome! We, the MBI staff, hope you find it useful. In order to make the most of everyone's time and effort, please read through this handy guide before posting. Once you've read it, if you still have questions, please don't hesitate to contact a staff member. Thanks!

What is the Workshop, anyways?

The Workshop is a place where members of Mistborn: the Inquisition – new and old alike – can post their works-in-progress (WIPs) and receive constructive feedback from both the staff and their fellow members. Think of it as a mini writing group, right here on the forum. Notice that I didn't say criticism, I said feedback. More on that later.

Okay, so what do I submit?

Excellent question. The Workshop is currently for content exclusive to Mistborn: the Inquisition (MBI) or Mistborn in general. Character applications, RP samples, RP posts, and yes, fanfiction, are all welcome, either in the form of individual snippets you want workshopped or in their entirety. If you do choose to give us smaller sections, though, make sure to submit enough to give your selection some context, or your reviewers will find it difficult to give you good feedback. If you have original work you would like feedback on, perhaps the 17th Shard writing group, Reading Excuses, is for you.

Who is allowed to participate?

Everyone! If you're a registered member of MBI, you are allowed to both submit and give feedback. Just make sure you've read the Workshop rules, which can be found below.

So how do I submit?

Just post a new thread here in the workshop, with the name of your submission – the name of your character, the thread title for your RP post, the name of your fanfiction, etc – as the topic title and what it is (character app, post, fanfiction, etc) as the description. Please do not submit in an existing thread, even if it's your own. Keeping it to one submission per thread will keep everything organized, and make it easier for you to get the feedback you want.

And how do I respond?

Just leave your feedback in a response to the appropriate thread. You can read more about critiquing in our rules and guidelines section below.

Help! I'm being attacked!

If you feel like you or your work is being unfairly harassed, please contact a staff member immediately. The staff doesn't tolerate behavior like that, and we will deal with it appropriately. Remember, do not engage the flamer yourself! This will likely only make things worse. Report the hurtful behavior, and let the staff handle it.

But wait! I still have more questions!

If this thread doesn't answer all your questions, please contact the staff, and we'll be happy to help you.

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In order to keep everything running smoothly here in the Workshop, we need to lay down a few ground rules. We all put a lot of work into our writing, and it's important to respect that by being kind and supportive to our fellow writers.

General Rules
  • Forum-wide rules still apply. This is a no-brainer. If you don't know our rules, you can read them here.
  • No Flaming. This is probably the most important rule in the Workshop. This behavior is hurtful, derogatory, and just plain mean. It's not cool, and we won't put up with it.
  • No Spamming. Just don't do it. Any and all spam will be hunted down by our Mistwraith army and devoured on sight.
  • Stay on topic. Chat all you like on our general discussions board, but people post here to improve their writing. Please respect that, and try to make sure your posts in the Workshop are both meaningful and helpful.
Submission Guidelines
  • Your submission must be related to MBI or Mistborn in general. For original work, check out the 17th Shard writing group, Reading Excuses.
  • Make a new topic for every separate submission. Do not submit new material into an existing thread, even if that thread is your own.
    • When posting edits to an existing submission, however, post them in a reply to the appropriate submission's thread.
  • The title of your thread should be the title of your submission: a character's name, the title of a thread/fanfic, etc.
  • The topic description should tell us what type of submission it is: a character app, RP sample, etc.
  • If there's something specific you want your reviewers to look for when reading your submission, tell us! Simply post your comments in the body of your topic, before the content of your submission. Try to let us know where your comments end and the submissions begin, if you do this.
  • We don't want to stifle anyone's creativity, but please make your submission readable for the forums. This means:
    • No centered text.
    • No fancy-colored text.
    • Use the default forum text size. We set it that way for a reason.
    • Exceptions to the above include: headings, chapter titles, epigraphs, etc. The above elements may appear in these things, and these things only. They do not belong in the body of your submission.
    • No right-aligned text, ever.
    • Bold, Italic, and Underline are more powerful than you might think, especially on a computer screen. Use them for the abovementioned headings/chapter titles/epigraphs or for emphasis only.
    • Use empty line breaks between paragraphs.
    • For that matter, please use paragraphs. Giant chunks of text are almost impossible to read on a computer screen.
    • Please bear in mind that indents, tabs, and automatic line spacing (1.5x, 2x, as done by a word processor) do not show up on the forums, and format your submission accordingly.
    • We understand that no one is perfect, but try to use your best spelling, punctuation, and grammar when posting. This will make your submission far easier to read.
    • If you're submitting a character app, make sure you use the template.
  • Do not doublepost. If you want to add something, use the edit button.
  • No topic bumping either. We see your topic, but depending on our personal schedules, we might not be able to get to your submission right away. It's nothing personal, we promise.
Following these rules will guarantee you the swiftest and happiest response your submission can get based on your reviewers' own schedules and workloads.

Response Guidelines
  • Post your response to a submission as a reply in the appropriate submission's thread.
  • Please adhere to the same formatting guidelines as required for submissions. The author won't benefit from your feedback if they can't read it.
  • Be positive. There's a big difference between “This scene sucks!” and “This scene is a good start, but here are a couple places I think it could be even better.” One is flaming, the other is constructive feedback. Remember: you're not criticizing, you're critiquing.
  • Be specific! If you like or dislike something, tell the author why you feel that way. “This is cool” is great to hear, but that in and of itself doesn't help anyone.
  • Just as with the submission rules, no doubleposting or topic bumping.
Remember, people put a lot of time and effort into their writing. Try to respect that by giving honest, constructive, thought-out input if you want to respond to a submission.

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#2 Tal Spektor


Posted 12 February 2014 - 04:03 PM

Erm, could you put the app code here, so it would be easier to find? I always seem to lose it.
Is an insane A.I.

#3 KChan

Atium Chandelier

Posted 12 February 2014 - 06:08 PM

There's a link to the app code in the sidebar. It doesn't get any easier to find than that.

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