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Layla from Broomfield, CO is reading The Art of Character April 9, 2012 - 2:19pm

I've seen stories formatted a few different ways in the workshop. Is there a formatting standard that I can go by? Any templates?

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters April 9, 2012 - 2:20pm

HERE is one.

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Layla from Broomfield, CO is reading The Art of Character April 9, 2012 - 2:28pm

Thanks!

I've seen a few stories that seem to double-tab the first sentence of every paragraph. Any idea why?

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks April 9, 2012 - 2:30pm

I use Scrivener for my formatting. It gives you a pre-formatted title page you just plug the info into. It even calculates the word total when you compile it. I think that's where the double-tab could come from, too; it automatically did that to me a few times. I don't think it's proper formatting to double-tab.

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz April 9, 2012 - 3:34pm

I use Shunn too, like Davery. But I have never tried Scrivener.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters April 9, 2012 - 5:58pm

"like Davery"

Yeah, please don't let this die people.  This is as close to a celeb name as i will ever get.  I need this, to feed my serial killer like need to be remembered...

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz April 9, 2012 - 6:23pm

You need to be Re-Membered™ a propos of Shya Scanlon's Forecast.

Davery’s Jumblie Circus™

That reminds me, I am taking my niece and nephew to Cirque du Soleil this month.

 

 

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. April 9, 2012 - 6:24pm

Wait, if we keep calling you Davery, does that mean you'll stop killing prostitutes and wearing a leather jacket made from the dried foreskin of bums?  Because no one wants that.

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz April 9, 2012 - 6:33pm

Killing bums for foreskin is no longer necessary. There is plenty of replenishable foreskin available through more humane processes.

Fleshlocks™ are now available. 

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading A truckload of books April 9, 2012 - 10:12pm

Chester, be honest, did you just figure out how to make the little trademark symbol?

I am a horrible formatter, so I have no reliable input on this thread. In fact, I am about to click that link.