Please change the name of this topic to
Imperial Views Discussion Topic
And change the first post to the following: (Please remember to bold what I have bolded.)
Welcome to Imperial Views, here we shall discuss future plans and other out-of-character things. First, however, I need to clarify some things:
- Try to keep your posts at a minimum of 300 words. I won't be counting, but I hope to remove the common "sentence post." This is to help you explain what's going on more either within your character or around them.
Which is more enjoyable to read?
"Hey," Cody said as he approached, but she didn't respond.
She was crying and looked up, "Awful!" Cody came up to her and sat in a puddle beside her.
"Hey, how's it been?" Cody said as he approached her. She didn't move and Cody slowed, wondering if something was wrong. She seemed to be crying, "Is everything alright?"
"No!" She exclaimed, "It's awful."
Cody moved closer to her and made to sit down, but there was no dry spot near her and he paused, he didn't want to get wet. But he cared more about her than he did himself, he sat anyway.
- If something is meant to be a secret, don't find out about it.
We often use dramatic irony, where the reader knows something that the character doesn't. Don't let that knowledge pass the boundary. (Depending on the circumstances, I may ask for the post to be deleted if this rule is broken, so as to not interfere with the story.)
Like, if one of us is a Resister, but also a traitor working for the Empire, it wouldn't be fun to just reveal him instantly, let him drop some clues. If you can back up your idea with evidence of why you believe so, there is no problem.
- Here I shall post a bio guide:
Titles: (What do people call you; nicknames, aliases and things of that nature.)
Rank: (Imperial Characters only.)
Motivation: (Why does your character believe what he does? What caused him to do what he did?)
Personality: (What's your character like? This can overlap with Motivation, this is helpful so other people can write your character.)
Notes: (Include items here that you wouldn't include elsewhere such as Nervous reactions, accent, or other things of the sort.)
(Physical description would go here)