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Rules and Laws for ~Let Your Words Flow~

Rules:

  1. No bullying shall be tolerated on this site. If you have nothing nice to say, then don’t say anything at all. Yes, constructive criticism is welcome, but please do not bully others, and no swearing will be tolerated outside of stories. This means that you can use those words in your stories, but NOT when speaking to someone else on the site.

  2. If your story is going to contain graphic scenes such as content that would be considered ‘M’ or ‘MA’, then put a warning either on your summary or in your author’s note so that other authors and readers are advised beforehand. This site is not responsible for materials viewed by minors.

  3. If you have an idea, suggestion, or criticism…be polite. If it’s a question about the story, then message the writer, do not put it in a review.

Consequences for Breaking the Rules:

If you are to break any of these rules, then you will be given a warning. If you do it a second time then your account will be set to limited. A third infraction will result in you being removed from the site.

The Law:

  1. The names of real people cannot be used.

  2. You cannot alter a copyrighted work in any way. If it is based on an original story or episode, you cannot alter the original writer’s work. You can do an alternate story or a continuation.

  3. There can be NO sexually explicit material with non-consensual minors. A non-consensual minor is ANY child under the age of 18 if the partner is an adult. This constitutes child pornography. Teen partners can be portrayed if the partner is also a minor and it is consensual. If you are unsure, then message an administrator or simply do not put an age to your characters.

  4. There are several authors who expressly forbid the use of their characters/worlds in any stories. A list is provided and this site WILL respect these writer’s wishes. This is a matter of copyright infringement and ANY stories found with these forbidden characters/worlds will immediately be taken off the site. The same rules apply to stealing works from any and all unpublished writers. If you are asked to take over a story, that is legal. Taking original parts, characters, ideas, from another writer is stealing and will not be tolerated.

5. © ~Let Your Words Flow~,stories by all authors on this site. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to the author and ~Let Your Words Flow~, with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Forbidden Authors:

Anne Rice

Anne and Todd McCaffrey

Raymond E. Feist

George R.R. Martin

Andre Norton

Marion Zimmer Bradley

David Weber

Mercedes Lackey

Annette Curtis Klause

Robin Hobb

Robin McKinley

Larry Niven

J.D. Salinger

Diana Gabaldon

Ursula Le Guin

Orson Scott Card

Dennis L. McKiernan

Irene Bradford

J.R. Ward

Laurell K. Hamilton

Nora and J.D. Roberts

P.N. Elrod

Terry Goodkind

Archie Comics

Television Show: Babylon 5

Lucasfilms and J.K. Rowling allow fanfiction to be written about their works, but only for children. So, only a “G” or “K” rating is allowed for these stories.