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 No.1363[View All]

Gurochan isn't exactly Word when it comes to formatting options, but you've got a lot of basic tools at your disposal to make your story not a pain to read.

Basics



Each new paragraph should be on a new line with a blank space in between.

Like so.

It might look like you have a lot of blank space at first, but it's much easier to read in the long run. This helps mitigate walls of text.

Dialogue



You're writing a story, presumably with characters, who presumably speak at some point. Every time a different character speaks, their dialogue gets its own paragraph. Again, it looks like it leaves a lot of space, but it's easy to read (and professional).

Use quotation marks for dialogue, not hyphens, and certainly not nothing at all. You need something in there to differentiate dialogue from narration.

Incorrect:
I think I need a hug, said Maya. No worries, said Steve. I've heard the oven has a nice, warm embrace.

Incorrect, but better than the previous example:
"I think I need a hug," said Maya. "No worries," said Steve. "I've heard the oven has a nice, warm embrace."

Incorrect, but better than the previous example:
- I think I need a hug.
- No worries. I've heard the oven has a nice, warm embrace.

Correct:
"I think I need a hug," said Maya.
"No worries," said Steve. "I've heard the oven has a nice, warm embrace."

Correct:
"I think I need a hug."
"No worries. I've heard the oven has a nice, warm embrace."

Tags and Titles



Let potential readers know what to expect from your story before they dive into it. If accurate tags would potentially spoil the story, at least tag the big ones (/g/, /f/, /s/, /fur/, maybe loli/shota). If you'd rather not deal with tags, at least make your title descriptive (e.g. Ruki at the Snuff Club). Tags are especially helpful in stories with less indicative titles.

Note that titles not indicating the included fetishes are not bad titles. Titles are merely supposed to summarize the story, or symbolize the theme, etc. It's not like "Hunger Games" would have been better titled "Teenagers Murdering Each Other for Rich People's Entertainment," is it?

Other



A general rule of thumb is that if you get lost while rereading your own story, so will your readers. Check your formatting and grammar; make sure it's not painful to read.

Feel free to add, criticize, comment, etc.
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 No.16237

*testing*
testing

testy

 No.16238

testing intestifies

 No.16306

Test *test* _test_ /test/

=test=

# test

 No.16307

Test

+test+

Test!

Really?

 No.16308

Italics?

 No.16448

[b]boold?[/b]

 No.16449

booooooold???

 No.16475

Testing bold with '' :
Is this bold?

Testing italics with ''':
is this italic?

 No.16476

>>16475
So it's a switcheroo on that one…
Italics with ''
Bold with '''

 No.16481

>>16476
Testing horizontal lines…
3 -

4 -
—-
hr
[hr]
[/hr]

Testing titles:
1 =
= title =
2 =
title
3 =
= title =

 No.16482

>>16475
>>16476
>>16481
Fucking hell, there needs to be an faq section on this formatting crap. Also, it doesn't work like in previous versions of GC.

 No.16607

italics?
bold?
header?

 No.17160

testing
=testing=

 No.17161

italics
bold

 No.17200

=test=
test

 No.17242

<h1>big</h1>
<h2>little</h2>

 No.17243

*==Bold Header?==*
Unbold Header

 No.17244

*Bold Header?*

 No.17310

italic test

 No.17486

<-

←-
←–
←—
←—-

test

 No.17590

"test"

 No.17591

="test with three equals signs"=

 No.17594

=test with one equals sign=

 No.17595

=test=
test
=test=
==test==
===test===
====test====

test
=test=
test
=test=
==test==
===test===
====test====

#test
#test#
##test
##test##
###test
###test###
####test
####test####
#####test
#####test#####
######test
######test######

#test
#test#
##test
##test##
###test
###test###
####test
####test####
#####test
#####test#####
######test
######test######

 No.17596

>>5597
holy shit how do I make that big header. I can't find an faq page anywhere.

 No.17597

Test with line breaks

test

=test=

==test==

 No.17598

last test. Multi-line breaks.


test


=test=


==test==



test



=test=



==test==




test




=test=




==test==

 No.17764

test spoiler
* test spoiler *

 No.18111

just making sure which apostrophes to use for italics and bold.

italics
bold

``italics``
```bold```

italics
bold

```italics```
``bold``

 No.18541

``testing``

```testing```

 No.18543

Just testing the format tags

testing

testing

 No.18547

Another test to see if italics and bold work together

testing

 No.19010

heading

"italic"

bold

 No.19011

Surrounded by double =
heading

Surrounded by double '
italic

Surrounded by double *
bold ???

 No.19031

Making a whole lots of words that are hopefully written in italics by putting two single quote marks at the beginning and the end

''Now trying to see if it works if there is a line break in the middle

if it does work then this will be in italics too''

 No.19051

test

<b>Test</b>

 No.19052

test

 No.19053

``test``

 No.19131

=test 1=

test 2

=test 3=

 No.19132

dice 1d100

 No.19133

File: 1576187813707.png (249.02 KB, 1000x1000, 497.png)


 No.19245

testing above guide

Literal

Redtext
``Italics``
```Bold```
[code]Code[/code]
$$Fancy$$ $$Italics$$
spoiler
dice (1)d(20)
$$\color{red}{redtext}$$
$${\hugeHUGETEXT}$$
$${\bigBIGTEXT}$$
$${\smallSMALLTEXT}$$
$$\tiny{TINYTEXT}$$

Potential Alternatives/Fixes
Italics
Bold
$$\color{red}{redtext}$$
$$\huge{HUGETEXT}$$
$$\big{BIGTEXT}$$
$$\small{SMALLTEXT}$$
$$\tiny{TINYTEXT}$$

 No.19246

>>5597
Am I that stupid or is the FAQ page really no where to be found???

 No.19472

Testing
—————————————–
redtext
italics
bold
spoiler
__underline__
%%highlight%%
—————————————-
< etouQ
> Quote
[gurochan.cx/ Link text]
—————————————

=three equals=

 No.19473

>>19472

Wasn't able to replicate the full width line break from >>5597, or the big header from >>5708.

I suppose italics, bold, and subheading redtexts are good enough.

>>19246
That was a post from 2016, the faq was lost somewhere while gchan was dying and rezzing over the years.

 No.19743

test inline ==red text==

 No.19981

The First Thing:

 No.19982

Just to be sure

two single quotes

three single quotes

 No.19989

Partitions

 No.20259

Test if the line can continue after a header

==Header== more text on the same line



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