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Welcome!

Hello, 9muses, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Again, welcome! --GunnarRene 22:15, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks -- 9muses 19:32, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

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Welcome to Novels WikiProject[edit]

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Hi, and welcome to the Novels WikiProject! As you may have guessed, we're a group of editors working to improve Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to fiction books often referred to as "Novels".

A few features that you might find helpful:

There are a variety of interesting things to do within the project; you're free to participate however much—or little—you like:

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask one of the members, and we'll be happy to help you. Again, welcome! We look forward to seeing you around! :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 08:41, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Novels Collaboration of the Month[edit]

You supported The Scarlet Letter, which has been selected as the Novels WikiProject's new Collaboration of the Month. Please help improve this article towards featured article standard. :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 10:21, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

The Novels WikiProject Newsletter: Issue VII - December 2006[edit]

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter
Issue VIII - January 2007
Project news
  • Welcome to a new calendar year (for most of us!)
  • During this year we have seen huge a growth in the number of editors contributing to the project and a massive increase in the number of articles linked to the project. We have managed to raise the quality of significant numbers of articles. But with this ever changing beast that is wikipedia there is no room of complacency and there is a mountain of editing work still to do. The member project space has developed and the latest developments are more Outreach options for your use and the establishment of the first "Task Force" for special interest areas within the overall purview of the project.
  • There are now well over 7000 articles taged as part of the project!
Member news
  • The project has currently 192 members, 15 joined & 1 leavers since the last newsletter at the start of November 2006.
Other news
Auto list news
Current debates
From the Members

Welcome to the eighth issue of the Novels WikiProject's newsletter! Use this newsletter as a mechanism to inform yourselves about progress at the project and please be inspired to take more active roles in what we do.

We would encourage all members to get more envolved and if you are wondering what with, please ask.

Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk), Initiating Editor

Collaboration of the Month
Newsletter challenge

Last months paranoid fiction challenge was met by the surreal chess playing, manga reading user Breed Zona (talk · contribs) with an accurate stub.

  • The first person to start the article is mentioned in the next newsletter. This month's article is Fictional locations.

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Novels Wikiproject scope[edit]

I am led to believe light novels are our of scope - I have to admit they are unknown to me but, graphic novels, manga are out and I am told light novels are rather similar to elements of these. If you can show the levels of similarity to normal narrative prose fiction novels then we can review this.! :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 08:37, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

This shows for sure I'm not qualified to answer this one. Raise the question on the Wikipedia:WikiProject Novels/GeneralForum and see if anyone has a better idea than me. :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 12:15, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

ASUE[edit]

Project Logo Hello, 9muses and thank you for your contributions on articles related to A Series of Unfortunate Events. I'd like to invite you to become a part of WikiProject A Series of Unfortunate Events, a WikiProject aiming to improve coverage of A Series of Unfortunate Events and related articles on Wikipedia.

If you would like to help out and participate, please visit the project page for more information. Thanks! <3Clamster 17:26, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

Novels newsletter : Issue IX - February 2007[edit]

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter
Issue IX - February 2007
Project news
  • The month has been a quiet one for the project with little obvious interaction, although editors have been very busy working on article improvement, recategorisation, and assessments. The Short story task force have been slowly adding staff and working mostly in the early stages to tag existing "short story" and "short story collection" articles.
Member news
  • The project has currently 204 members, 13 joined & 1 leavers since the last newsletter at the start of January 2007
Other news
  • The Short story task force now has 6 participants, do join in if you have an interest. Also do let us know if other Task Forces could be established.
Auto list news
  • NovelsInCompleteInfobox worklist has been worked through, mainly due to the efforts of Jask99; it has now only the most difficult to complete. Please give it a look and if you can complete an infobox, please do. We should soon get a rerun with the latest article additions generated courtesy of user Eagle.
Current debates
Worklist "Projectified"

These two lists have been culled from the main Wikipedia but others thought they would serve as a good worklist for the project to use as article hitlist, so they are here for your pleasure.

From the Members

Welcome to the ninth issue of the Novels WikiProject's newsletter! Use this newsletter as a mechanism to inform yourselves about progress at the project and please be inspired to take more active roles in what we do.

We would encourage all members to get more envolved and if you are wondering what with, please ask.

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Collaboration of the Month
Newsletter challenge

Last months Fictional locations challenge was met by the user Loom91 (talk · contribs) with a modest start that rapidly got expanded a short stub that survived tagging for deletion and then expanding by a number of editors to something quite useful. Along the way it got (correctly!) renamed to Fictional location.

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter: Issue X - March 2007[edit]

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter
Issue X - March 2007
Project news
  • We are on the cusp of having 9000 novel and other narrative prose articles tagged as part of the project. With this volume of articles, we need all the editorial help we can get.
  • Now there are three Task Forces ("Short story", "Science Fiction" & "Crime") - see below
Member news
  • The project has currently 214 members, 8 joined & 1 leavers since the last newsletter at the start of February 2007
Other news
  • The Assessment department has managed to assess (in some form) nearly all the main articles. The emphasis will now change to identifying needed article improvement, however keeping a watch on newly tagged articles with a view to properly assess those.
  • A new Peer review department has kicked off with one of my early articles as a starting point. Please do give it a look, start reviewing and suggest other articles that you believe could benefit from another pair of eyes.
  • The Children and Young Adult Literature portal was created by User:KGV, go take a look.
Auto list news
  • Currently stalled - if anyone has the means to help out here with re-generation of these list - please do!
Current debates
  • The End of Fair Use? is notification of a serious debate going on across WikiPedia.
  • Another possible problem hasn't really got going as a debate but maybe should have. It highlights a need to put in content to articles that asserts "notability" and gives proper referencing to articles.
Task Forces
Project volunteers
  • Volunteers needed - if any members feel able to take on project tasks such as leading Task Forces, editing this Newsletter, monitoring and maintaining the Announcements template, heading up Outreach activity, managing Collaboration or Assessment activity or anything else you believe needs special attention, please let us know.
From the Members

Welcome to the tenth issue of the Novels WikiProject's newsletter! Use this newsletter as a mechanism to inform yourselves about progress at the project and please be inspired to take more active roles in what we do.

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Collaboration of the Month
Newsletter challenge

Last months A Taste for Death challenge was met by the user Barbara Osgood (talk · contribs) with a brief stub .... again this could still handle some development.

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I can help you out! If you looking for Shin Angyo Onshi article![edit]

http://et-caetera.net/index.php just try there! to contact me chiyen311279@yahoo.com

Thanks but I'm already aware of that site. We can't link it on WP though since it violates copyright laws. -- 9muses 15:31, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

The Novels WikiProject Newsletter: Issue XI - April 2007[edit]

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter
Issue XI - April 2007
Project news
  • The project has now passed the 10,000 article tagged as in scope. It is hoped to see much more effort going into the improvement of these articles. Those of particular concern are those of "high" or even "top" importance/priority that are still only stubs. If any of these are about anything you know about or can quickly research please add what you can.
Member news
  • The project has currently 217 members, 5 joined & 2 leavers since the last newsletter at the start of March 2007
Other news
Department & Task Force news
  • We now have five administration Departments which now include an Automation Department which is the home for support and administration of automated update activity. Anyone with such experience and can get involved look in here for work ideas and to make suggestions.
  • The three task forces are gradually growing but need support to succeed. Also if you have further such ideas for co-operation - also let us know.
Auto list news
  • Our Auto Generated lists appear to have lost the editor who created and supported them. If any other editors have the ability and are willing to have a stab at producing replacement updates, please let us know.
Current debates
From the Members

Welcome to the eleventh issue of the Novels WikiProject's newsletter! Use this newsletter as a mechanism to inform yourselves about progress at the project and please be inspired to take more active roles in what we do.

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Newsletter challenge

Last month's On the Eve challenge was met by the user TAnthony (talk · contribs) (who is possibly from the planet Arrakis) with a nice stub ....

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Novels Collaboration of the Month[edit]

You supported Moby-Dick, which has been selected as the Novels WikiProject's new Collaboration of the Month. Please help improve this article towards featured article standard. :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 13:32, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

The Novels WikiProject Newsletter: Issue XII - May 2007[edit]

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter
Issue XII - May 2007
Project news
  • The peer review department of the Novels WikiProject is running well after the start in February, having 2 new articles under review: So You Want to Be a Wizard and To Kill a Mockingbird.
  • Our article count has leapt again rising to over 11500. Do get stuck in and assist in improving this rising tide of narrative prose related material. A statistical count of articles can be found here.
  • We have a new project page for Article Style Guidelines which has had a few editors work on it. Currently based on our existing article template it needs some extra eyes to hone any rough edges.
(n.b. also see debates below!)
  • Also to accommodate this page the main navigation template has been slightly reorganised.
Member news
  • The project has currently 229 members, 12 joined & 0 leavers since the last newsletter at the start of April 2007
Other news
Auto list news
  • Our Auto Generated lists appear to have lost the editor who created and supported them. If any other editors have the ability and are willing to have a stab at producing replacement updates, please let us know.
Current debates
  • Of crucial importance to our progress and the way we edit is a debate on the Main Article Template which is strongly recommended for every editor who can, getting involved with. We have worked with the existing template for well over a year now and this debate proposes making radical changes.
(n.b. also see the "Article Style Guidelines" mentioned in "Project News" above)
From the Members

Welcome to the twelfth issue of the Novels WikiProject's newsletter! Use this newsletter as a mechanism to inform yourselves about progress at the project and please be inspired to take more active roles in what we do.

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Collaboration of the Month
Newsletter challenge

Last month's Political thriller challenge was met by the user Loom91 (talk · contribs) with a nice stub.

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Novels Collaboration of the Month[edit]

You supported A Series of Unfortunate Events, which has been selected as the Novels WikiProject's new Collaboration of the Month. Please help improve this article towards featured article standard. feydey 05:54, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

The Novels WikiProject Newsletter - Issue XIII - June 2007[edit]

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter
Issue XIII - June 2007
Project news
  • This newsletter was unfortunately delayed till now - my apologes for that - I needed to respond to a whole host of image challenges that appears on my personal talk pages. So, if you have uploaded non-free book covers that are being used under fair use terms, please add your own "Fair Use Rationale" to the images.
Member news
  • The project has currently 236 members, 7 joined & 0 leavers since the last newsletter at the start of May 2007
Other news
  • The Brothers Karamazov (nom.) was demoted from Featured Article status for concerns over sources, structure, and coverage/focus.
  • The 2007 Wikipedia Selection for schools, targeted around the UK National Curriculum, included 39 novels. Volunteers at Wikipedia had suggested articles considered valuable and relevant for inclusion. See here and the WP Signpost news.
Novel related news

Shantaram to marry Princess Gregory David Roberts, author of Shantaram, a reformed Australian convicted armed robber has just announced his engagement to Princess Francoise Sturdza of Switzerland, who he plans to marry soon. His life has changed dramatically for the best after the release of his first novel four years ago, which depicted his life in India after escaping from prison. A movie based on his novel is planned for production later this year, starring Johnny Depp in the lead role. [1]

Shannara series purchased by Warner Bros The film rights to The Shannara Series by Terry Brooks have been picked up by Warner Bros. They plan to first develop The Elfstones of Shannara, the second book in the series as the opening movie and writers are now being sought for the adaptation. The first book The Sword of Shannara, was published in 1977 and was the first fantasy book to reach, and then top, the New York Times Best Seller list. [2]

Special: Year in review, first Newsletter in June 2006
Current debates
From the Members

Welcome to the thirteenth issue of the Novels WikiProject's newsletter! Use this newsletter as a mechanism to inform yourselves about progress at the project and please be inspired to take more active roles in what we do.

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Newsletter challenge

Last month's Work: A Story of Experience challenge was met by our new member Baby ifritah (talk · contribs) with a stub.

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter: Issue XIV - July 2007[edit]

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter
Issue XIV - July 2007
Project news
  • The demand for fair use rationales for book covers has generated a discussion among wikipedians and also WP:NOVELS members. See the discussion here it has some potentially very important ideas to consider and possibly contribute to.
Member news
  • The project has currently 247 members, 11 joined & 0 leavers since the last newsletter at the start of June 2007
Other news
Novel related news

What is a novel? What are the elements that must be found in any piece of writing for it to be considered a novel? I think it fair to say that traditional definitions of the word “novel” work along these lines: A novel is a fictitious prose story of book length. In my view, a novel has six basic elements: 1) It must have a society of characters; 2) They must be undergoing transformations; 3) And those must be in the course of a sustained prose narrative; 4) The sustained prose narrative must be impelled by a plot; 5) And it must be unified by clearly discernible central themes; 6) And to the extent possible, it must be universalised by a complex architecture of allegorical and symbolical sub-strata. If I write those six basic elements into a single definition, I come up with this: A novel is a society of characters, undergoing transformations, in the course of a sustained prose narrative, which is impelled by a plot, unified by clearly discernible central themes, and universalised by a complex architecture of allegorical and symbolical sub-strata.

Current debates
  • After lengthy discussions about the {{Infobox_Book}} it has settled down at a possibly permanent layout. Any suggestions are still of course welcome.
  • Also the important book cover debate mentioned first above.
From the Members

Welcome to the fourteenth issue of the Novels WikiProject's newsletter! Use this newsletter as a mechanism to inform yourselves about progress at the project and please be inspired to take more active roles in what we do.

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Collaboration of the Month
Newsletter challenge

Last month's Pity is Not Enough challenge was quickly written by our two eager Novel's WP members Imasleepviking (talk · contribs) and Yllosubmarine (talk · contribs) from the US.

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter : Issue XV - August 2007[edit]

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter
Issue XV - August 2007
Project news
  • During July we passed the 13,000 mark for articles tagged as within the scope of the WikiProject.
Member news
  • The project has currently 248 members, 8 joined & 0 leavers since the last newsletter at the start of July 2007
Other news
Novel related news
Current debates
  • On {{Infobox_Book}} we have new debates on ISBN format and coding ideas. Also we have the possibility of making or asserting COinS usage, for those who know more about this please get involved.
From the Members

Welcome to the fifteenth issue of the Novels WikiProject's newsletter! Use this newsletter as a mechanism to inform yourselves about progress at the project and please be inspired to take more active roles in what we do.

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Newsletter challenge

Last month's As For Me and My House challenge was getting left so I Kevinalewis (talk · contribs) had a pop at it. Please add anything you can find about this important work of Canadian literature. .

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter: Issue XVI - September 2007[edit]

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter
Issue XVI - September 2007
Project news
  • During August we signed up to the WikiProject advertising facility {{wikipedia ads}} initiative.
  • Our tagged articles now number over 14,000 and more are being added every day. In reality the article count for our project scope is likely to be much higher so the more who can get involved and assist the process of improving the quality of the articles the better.
Member news
  • The project has currently 261 members, 7 joined & 0 leavers since the last newsletter at the start of August 2007.
  • A number of editors have signed up to our "task forces" without signing to the main project so the figure could be slightly higher.
Other news
  • Although many editors are doing sterling work actually working on writing and maintaining articles we could always do with more volunteers to assist with the project wide tasks.
  • Our Collaboration of the Month is in need of more suggested articles for our attention and more votes for those already proposed.
Novel related news
Current debates
From the Members

Welcome to the sixteenth issue of the Novels WikiProject's newsletter! Use this newsletter as a mechanism to inform yourselves about progress at the project and please be inspired to take more active roles in what we do.

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Newsletter challenge

Last month's The Sphinx of the Ice Fields challenge had quickly a short line about it by New Babylon 2 (talk · contribs).

  • The first person to start the article is mentioned in the next newsletter. This month's article is Susan Cooper's Over Sea, Under Stone, which currently is only a redirect.

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter - Issue XVII - October 2007[edit]

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter
Issue XVII - October 2007
Project news
Member news
  • The project has currently 274 members, 13 joined & 0 leavers since the last newsletter at the start of September 2007
Other news
  • Reminder: the ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007. ISBN-10 and ISBN-13 can both be used in the book template, see related discussion here. In either case just prefix the number with the string "ISBN".
  • Enthusiastic Novel's WP members are welcome to edit the list of missing works available in The Literary Encyclopedia — a part of WikiProject Missing articles, an effort to use outside sources to determine what articles are missing from Wikipedia.
Novel related news
Current debates
From the Members

Welcome to the seventeenth issue of the Novels WikiProject's newsletter! Use this newsletter as a mechanism to inform yourselves about progress at the project and please be inspired to take more active roles in what we do.

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Newsletter challenge

Last month's Over Sea, Under Stone challenge had quickly a short stub about it by Applejuicefool (talk · contribs). It did need some rapid work to expand it, but there you go.

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Hello, 9muses...[edit]

I think you've done an incredible job so far with the Shin Angyo Onshi article, and I would love to help. I've been tweaking it here and there, and was hoping to expand the article a bit. I'm thinking that there is enough info on the main characters (Munsu, Sando, Bang Ja) for them to have their own page. Maybe there can be a format similar to the Bleach and Naruto characters (character outline, synopsis, weapons, etc). Also, do you think there could be a heading about the omakes? The omakes are almost like a part of the story themselves! :) I've been slowly adding the Korean translations to the names. Since this is my first translation I've done I'm slow, lol. I'll also work on citing some of the things you mentioned. :) Please let me know what you think! Talchum (talk) 18:46, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

The Novels WikiProject Newsletter - Issue XIX - December 2007[edit]

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter
Issue XIX - December 2007
Project news
  • A fairly quiet month in November. However we had a fairly successful COTM with the Alice's Adventures in Wonderland article with 85 modifications made. The success of which I will leave to your assessment.
Member news
  • The project has currently 290 members, 8 joined & 0 leavers since the start of November 2007
Task force news
  • The Fantasy task force has got off to a really good start with now 13 members. Do cooperate one with another and make it really work for us.
  • If any group of editors sees a need for a new "task force" then let us know. Also we can link a WikiProject in as a task force (as Australian task force), this has the benefit of reducing the level of effort dissipation and also advertising interest areas in more than one location.
Novel related news
Current debates
From the Members

Welcome to the nineteenth issue of the Novels WikiProject's newsletter! Use this newsletter as a mechanism to inform yourselves about progress at the project and please be inspired to take more active roles in what we do.

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Newsletter challenge

Last month's challenge (The Barracks) was completed by WikiProject Novels participant Blathnaid.

  • The first person to start the article is mentioned in the next newsletter. This month's article is Maria Edgeworth's Belinda (hint).

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter - Issue XX - January 2008[edit]

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter
Issue XX - January 2008
Project news
  • Welcome to a new calendar year (for most of us!)
  • During 2007 we have seen membership grow from just below 200 to just below 300. Also our tagged article count now runs at about 16,000 considerably up on this time last year. It highlights the message given from last year that there is much work to do improving and caring for this corner of our "wikiworld". Sadly our Auto-list editor moved on and we sorely need an able replacement. On a more positive note we have seen the establishment of task forces, style guidelines and peer review. Our latest outreach initiative is the Novels Job Centre.
Member news
  • The project has currently 299 members, 9 joined & 0 leavers since the start of November 2007
  • n.b. this graph copy has been included as a "one off" example just for this newsletter to let you see the addition to our membership page.
Other news
Task force news
  • The Australian task force (i.e. WikiProject Australian literature) is always welcoming new participants interested in Australian fiction.
Novel related news
Current debates
From the Members

Welcome to the Twentieth issue of the Novels WikiProject's newsletter! Use this newsletter as a mechanism to inform yourselves about progress at the project and please be inspired to take more active roles in what we do.

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Newsletter challenge

Last month's challenge (Belinda) was completed by new member User:Nick mallory.

  • The first person to start the article is mentioned in the next newsletter. This month's article is Beryl Bainbridge's award-winning Master Georgie.
  • All 2007 challenges were met, congratulations to all writers. Click show for the complete list.

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter - Issue XXI - February 2008[edit]

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter
Issue XXI - February 2008
Project news
  • We have had a solid month with an increase of project tagging work. We now have a bit of a backlog of assessments needed.
Member news
  • The project has currently 305 members, 6 joined & 0 leavers since the start of January 2008.
  • The member page has been reorganized with it being noted that many member are largely inactive. However this is not unusual for WikiProjects and we have a very loyal core of editors who work diligently away often without recognition.
Other news
  • Many book cover images were tagged for deletion because of missing or incorrect fair use rationales in January. Several notes on this subject were placed on the General Forum.
Task force news
Novel related news
Current debates
  • The short story taskforce talk page has a discussion relating to the (non)inclusion of articles on stories by well known authors. Find the debate here.
From the Members

Welcome to the Twenty First issue of the Novels WikiProject's newsletter! Use this newsletter as a mechanism to inform yourselves about progress at the project and please be inspired to take more active roles in what we do.

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Last month's challenge (Master Georgie) was completed by member User:Nick mallory again. Although is worth mentioning that much of the current content is the work of User:Yllosubmarine.

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter - Issue XXII - March 2008[edit]

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter
Issue XXII - March 2008
Project news
  • An election has been proposed to elect a council that will govern the whole project for a month or more, if you would like to debate this, go to the general discussion forum here
Member news
  • The project has currently 312 members, 7 joined & 0 leavers since the start of February 2008.
Other news
  • Last months collaboration brought few improvements it would be nice if more got involved with the one for this month.
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  • The debate on "studying literature" is now taking place here. Please have a look and add to the debate.
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Welcome to the Twenty Second issue of the Novels WikiProject's newsletter! Use this newsletter as a mechanism to inform yourselves about progress at the project and please be inspired to take more active roles in what we do.

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Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk), Initiating Editor

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter - Issue XXIII - April 2008[edit]

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter
Issue XXIII - April 2008
Project news
  • Elections are now taking place for coordinators of the project for the next six months. Any editors interested in seeking a coordinator position, or who want a say in who is selected, should indicate as much here.
Member news
  • The project has currently 381 members, 69 joined & 0 leavers since the start of March 2008.
Other news
Task force news
Novel related news
Current debates
  • There is a discussion regarding further task forces for other genres of fiction now taking place here.
From the Members

Welcome to the Twenty Third issue of the Novels WikiProject's newsletter! Use this newsletter as a mechanism to inform yourselves about progress at the project and please be inspired to take more active roles in what we do.

We would encourage all members to get more involved and if you are wondering what with, please ask.

Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk), Initiating Editor

Collaboration of the Month
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Last month's challenge (South Wind) was completed by member User:Blathnaid with a nice starting stub.

  • The first person to start the article is mentioned in the next newsletter. This month's article is Kate Christensen's 2008 PEN/Faulkner award winner The Great Man.

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WikiProject Novels - 1st Coordinators Election[edit]

An election has been proposed and has been set up for this project. Description of the roles etc., can be found at Wikipedia:WikiProject Novels/Coordinators. If you wish to stand, enter your candidacy before the end of March and ask your questions of anyone already standing at Wikipedia:WikiProject Novels/Coordinators/May 2008. Voting will start on the 1st April and close at the end of April. The intention is for the appointments to last from May - November 2008. For other details check out the pages or ask. KevinalewisBot (talk) 11:57, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter
Issue XXIII - April 2008
Project news
  • Elections are now taking place for coordinators of the project for the next three months. Any editors interested in seeking a coordinator position, or who want a say in who is selected, should indicate as much here.
Member news
  • The project has currently 381 members, 69 joined & 0 leavers since the start of March 2008.
Other news
  • The project's long-time lead coordinator, Kevinalewis, has announced he is not standing as a candidate for another term in that capacity. We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to him for the extraordinary work he has done for this project.
  • To Kill a Mockingbird was promoted to Featured Article status on April 3. This brings our FA count to 13!
  • It has been suggested that WikiProject Sword of Truth be merged into WP:NOVELS, perhaps as a task force.
Task force news
Novel related news
Current debates
  • There is a discussion regarding further task forces for other genres of fiction now taking place here.
From the Members

Welcome to the Twenty Third issue of the Novels WikiProject's newsletter! Use this newsletter as a mechanism to inform yourselves about progress at the project and please be inspired to take more active roles in what we do.

We would encourage all members to get more involved and if you are wondering what with, please ask.

Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk), Initiating Editor

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Last month's challenge (South Wind) was completed by member User:Blathnaid with a nice starting stub.

  • The first person to start the article is mentioned in the next newsletter. This month's article is Kate Christensen's 2008 PEN/Faulkner award winner The Great Man.

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Issue XXIV - May 2008
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  • The project has currently 380 members, 1 joined & 2 leavers since the start of April 2008.
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Welcome to the Twenty Fourth issue of the Novels WikiProject's newsletter! Use this newsletter as a mechanism to inform yourselves about progress at the project and please be inspired to take more active roles in what we do.

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter - Issue XXIV - May 2008[edit]

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter
Issue XXIV - May 2008
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Member news
  • The project has currently 380 members, 1 joined & 2 leavers since the start of April 2008.
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Novel related news
Current debates
From the Members

Welcome to the Twenty Fourth issue of the Novels WikiProject's newsletter! Use this newsletter as a mechanism to inform yourselves about progress at the project and please be inspired to take more active roles in what we do.

We would encourage all members to get more involved and if you are wondering what with, please ask.

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The WikiProject Novels Newsletter - July 2009[edit]

The July 2009 issue of the Novels WikiProject newsletter has been published. You may read the newsletter, change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you, or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. Thank you. Alan16(talk)

WikiProject Novels - August 2009 Newsletter[edit]

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WikiProject Novels December 2009 Newsletter[edit]

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The Anime and Manga Newsletter #1[edit]

Number 1, September 10, 2010

The Anime and Manga Newsletter

This is the monthly newsletter of WikiProject Anime and Manga. The Anime and Manga Newsletter aims to give a summary, both of the activities of the WikiProject and global Anime and Manga News. If you wish to receive this newsletter, or no longer wish to receive it, please add your username to the appropriate section on the Mailing List. This newsletter covers all Anime and Manga events of August 2010

Anime and Manga News

Requested articles
Articles that have been requested to be created can be found at Anime and Manga and Seiyū.

Articles that have been requested to be merged can be found at Wikipedia:WikiProject Anime and manga/Cleanup task force#Articles needing to be merged and Category:Anime and manga articles to be merged.

Articles that have requests for images can be found at Category:Wikipedia requested photographs of anime and manga

Anime Premiered in August

  • MonHun Nikki Girigiri Airū-mura Airū Kiki Ippatsu - 2010-08-05

Anime Premiering in September

  • Battle Spirits: Brave - 2010-09-12
  • Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes! - 2010-09-23
  • MM! - 2010-09-26

Lists Requiring Help
These are lists that were demoted from featured list status and need improvement to become FL quality again.

Articles Requiring Help

Candidate Articles Requiring Help

These are well written articles that need improvement to become FA quality.


Featured articles The following articles reached featured article (FA) status and should be used as references for work on other articles in order to bring them up to FA level.

Featured lists

FLCL further reading section[edit]

If you still have the Dec 2002 issue of Newtype USA please check to see if you can find the missing title and page number(s) for the reference in the further reading section. Thank you in advance. BTW, I would have contacted Nihonjoe (talk · contribs) but I know that he has the 'crat bit and is likely to be busy. – Allen4names (IPv6 contributions) 05:43, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

P.S. I will leave it to you to fix your talk page as I don't have time right now anyway. – Allen4names (IPv6 contributions) 05:51, 7 September 2012 (UTC)