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  • #76

    Overmines
    Keymaster

    Request those here.

    Please keep in mind that the top categories should be very broad, not specific. Anything too specific (like sub-categories and genres) should be placed as tags instead. However, if something becomes so popular that it needs a main category, an exception could be made.

    #339

    SarahLeaSales
    Participant

    Creative nonfiction

    #356

    Overmines
    Keymaster

    That’s a very interesting suggestion that does inspire more discussion. It is a very popular category, but should all creative nonfiction be isolated to just that one category? That feels like a lonely, limited, and too broad of space.

    If it’s nonfiction, and it fits under any of the available categories outside of Fiction, should it not be allowed to be listed there just because of the style or voice in which it is presented? For instance, what if two separate authors were to write about the same scientific topic, but one writes it in a stream of consciousness style and the other in a more creative or even poetic fashion?

    Should they not both be presented under the main topic of content in which they are about: Science? Another alternative might be to welcome them both under the main Science category, but the more creative one could be optionally tagged Creative Nonfiction by its author.

    Another possibility might be to introduce a new taxonomy in addition to categories and tags: writing style.

    We don’t know the answers to any of the questions we’ve posed, but at a glance those would be our concerns. Perhaps we should take a poll, but at least we’ll want to wait for more feedback before implementing it.

    #417

    Overmines
    Keymaster

    Update — We’ve gone ahead and added Creative Nonfiction as well as Poetry. The explanation of categories is now laid out like so:

    Fiction — Only fictional content.
    Poetry — Only fictional or nonfictional content in the style of poetry.
    Creative Nonfiction — Only nonfictional content in a creative style, that for example might be in story form and confuse some readers who are looking for informational articles on various topics.
    Nonfiction — All other categories are for nonfiction articles.

    Do you think that adequately covers most areas without being overly complicated?

    The Omniverse welcomes the full spectrum of possible writing categories, genres, and styles, so if it at all feels like something is being excluded we want to address such issues.

    #1940

    acestroke
    Participant

    Satire.

    #1973

    Overmines
    Keymaster

    What you can do is:

    1. If it’s nonfictional satire, categorize it as Creative Nonfiction.

    2. If it’s fictional satire, categorize it simply as Fiction.

    Then, in both cases, add the tag Satire.

    Thanks

    #2254

    Notch Johnston
    Participant

    Does sci-fi fall onto the fiction category. That’s where I write.

    #2269

    Overmines
    Keymaster

    Correct.

    Place it under the Fiction category and then tag it Sci-fi.

    Thanks

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