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Welcome to the Novels WikiProject Collaboration of the Month! This effort seeks to identify articles within the field of literature and novels—including novels and novel series, novel characters, novellas and many others—that require improvement.

Improvement Drive[edit]

The Novels Improvement Drive seeks to engage editors and steadily improve articles within the project scope.


February 2011[edit]

Goal
Support the Great Backlog Drive and the Wikification Backlog Elimination Drive.
Objective
Using articles within the project scope, participants will
To find WikiProject Novels articles in one of the backlogs, use the Category Intersection Tool or see the cleanup listing
Tracking
List your name here once you achieve the following:
wikify Participants who have removed 5 {{wikify}} or {{Dead end}} tags
  1. maclean (talk) 22:38, 5 February 2011 (UTC)
  2. Glimmer721 talk 23:06, 5 February 2011 (UTC)
Fiction Participants who have removed 3 {{Fiction}}, {{In-universe}}, or {{plot}} tags
  1. Killed long plot tags, Sadads (talk) 19:46, 11 February 2011 (UTC)
  2. Mukkakukaku (talk · contribs) (see accounting)
References Participants who have removed 3 reference/citation-related tags
Other Participants who have helped resolve other backlogs.
  1. Layona1 (talk) 18:41, 11 February 2011 (UTC)
  2. 10+ De-orphans Sadads (talk) 10:46, 15 February 2011 (UTC)
  3. Fixed 7 Ibid.'s Layona1 (talk) 06:08, 28 February 2011 (UTC)
  4. 5+ clean up tags, Sadads (talk) 13:39, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

Past Drive: January 2011[edit]

Objective
Using articles within the project scope, as a group we sought to accomplish
  • Five new article creations
  • Five stub kills, taking a stub article till at least a start-class
  • Five article clean-ups. Find a article with clean up tags and bring it up to standards.
Created Article creations Symbol start class.svg Stub kills clean-up Article clean-up
1. Player One created by maclean (talk) 03:37, 8 January 2011 (UTC) The Bishop's Man [1] stub → C-class by maclean (talk) 19:12, 12 January 2011 (UTC) Catch Me When I Fall [2] unreferenced-tag removed by maclean (talk) 03:38, 8 January 2011 (UTC)
2. Lionel Lincoln created by Sadads (talk) 18:38, 11 January 2011 (UTC) First Light (novel) [3] stub → C-class by Derild4921Review Me! 22:16, 13 January 2011 (UTC) The Grim Grotto [4] plot tag removed by Glimmer721 talk 16:41, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
3. Charlie Johnson in the Flames created by maclean (talk) 21:29, 22 January 2011 (UTC) The Ash Garden [5] stub → C-class by maclean (talk) 04:44, 16 January 2011 (UTC) The Wright 3 [6] trivia tag removed by Glimmer721 talk 23:51, 13 January 2011 (UTC)
4. Enemies & Allies created by maclean (talk) 04:31, 30 January 2011 (UTC) The Fey Series- deorphaned and general clean up, Sadads (talk) 15:14, 14 January 2011 (UTC)
5. The Red Rover created by Sadads (talk) 13:27, 30 January 2011 (UTC) The Wright 3 [7] unreferenced tag removed by Glimmer721 talk 22:05, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

Article Collaboration[edit]

Nominate an article[edit]

To nominate an article, add

===[[Name of article]]===

Nomination text. ~~~~

'''Support'''

# ~~~~

'''Comments'''

at the bottom of the list of candidates, filling in the name of the article and the nomination text (which should indicate why the article would benefit from a collaboration and what needs to be improved). It is recommended that specific goals be given for new collaborations, such as "promoting to GA status", to help direct the efforts of contributors.

Please remember to add collaboration-candidate=yes to the {{NovelsWikiProject}} project banner at the top of the article's talk page (see the Project banner instructions for more details on the exact syntax).

Candidates[edit]

Nominate an article here

The Westing Game[edit]

A Newbery-medal winning book, it deserves a better article than the unsourced, no plot one it has now. It is in desperate need of cleanup. There are very few members who are working on the article. Glimmer721 talk 16:53, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Support

  • We could bring in Children's literature too, Sadads (talk) 19:13, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
  • Great idea. There should be plenty of info out there for the subject. PrincessofLlyr royal court 19:34, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
  • I can provide references if someone is willing to do the synthesizing and writing. maclean (talk) 04:41, 12 January 2011 (UTC)
  • A book worthy of our attention. Airplaneman 03:39, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

Comments

  • I own the book and have read it twice (my last time a little over a year ago), so I could help out. Glimmer721 talk 23:47, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

History[edit]

Date Article Votes Edits Improvement
1 July 17, 2006September 5, 2006 The Mystery of the Yellow Room 2 30 BeforeAfterChanges
2 September 5, 2006October 2, 2006 And Quiet Flows the Don 2 20 BeforeAfterChanges
3 October 2, 2006November 1, 2006 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 3 79 BeforeAfterChanges
4 November 1, 2006December 1, 2006 Doctor Zhivago (novel) 5 5 BeforeAfterChanges
5 December 1, 2006January 2, 2007 Waverley (novel) 5 30 BeforeAfterChanges
6 January 2, 2007February 1, 2007 The Scarlet Letter 5 50 BeforeAfterChanges
7 February 1, 2007March 2, 2007 Midnight's Children 3 16 BeforeAfterChanges
8 March 2, 2007April 4, 2007 Adam Bede 5 44 BeforeAfterChanges
9 April 4, 2007May 1, 2007 The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling 5 65 BeforeAfterChanges
10 May 1, 2007June 1, 2007 Moby-Dick 5 118 BeforeAfterChanges
11 June 1, 2007July 6, 2007 A Series of Unfortunate Events 6 45 BeforeAfterChanges
12 July 6, 2007August 2, 2007 Live and Let Die (novel) 5 50 BeforeAfterChanges
13 August 2, 2007September 4, 2007 The Plague 5 15 BeforeAfterChanges
14 September 4, 2007October 8, 2007 The Firm (novel) 5 12 BeforeAfterChanges
15 October 8, 2007October 31, 2007 The Handmaid's Tale 5 58 BeforeAfterChanges
16 November 1, 2007December 4, 2007 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 5 85 BeforeAfterChanges
17 December 4, 2007January 2, 2008 Sons and Lovers 4 1 BeforeAfterChanges
18 January 2, 2008February 1, 2008 Nausea (novel) 4 32 BeforeAfterChanges
19 February 1, 2008March 6, 2008 Rabbit, Run 5 7 BeforeAfterChanges
20 March 6, 2008April 4, 2008 The Betrothed 3 17 BeforeAfterChanges
21 April 4, 2008May 4, 2008 A Farewell to Arms 4 6 BeforeAfterChanges
22 May 4, 2008June 4, 2008 Pride and Prejudice 4 48 BeforeAfterChanges
23 June 4, 2008August 11, 2008 Cities in Flight 3 5 BeforeAfterChanges
24 August 14, 2008September 17, 2008 Look Homeward, Angel 3 79 BeforeAfterChanges
25 September 21, 2008October 21, 2008 Steppenwolf (novel) 4 77 BeforeAfterChanges
26 October 21, 2008 – November 30, 2008 Novel 4 93 BeforeAfterChanges
27 December 1, 2008 – January 1, 2009 The Counterfeiters (novel) 3 4 BeforeAfterChanges
28 1 January 2009 – 2 February 2009 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz 3 11 BeforeAfterChanges
29 2 February 2009 – 2 March 2009 Flowers for Algernon 3 15 BeforeAfterChanges
30 2 March 2009 – 20 June 2009 Shantaram (novel) 3 38 BeforeAfterChanges
31 21 June 2009 – 25 July 2009 The Tin Drum 2 20 BeforeAfterChanges
32 25 July 2009 – 21 August 2009 The Oregon Files 4 5 BeforeAfterChanges
33 22 August 2009 – 16 March 2010 The Sound and the Fury 4 72 BeforeAfterChanges
Archives
Stalled nominations

Nominations which have "stalled" through lack of support are listed at: Wikipedia:WikiProject Novels/Collaboration/Stalled. Stalled nominations are those which have received no more than two votes of support (including the original nomination) during their first six months on the candidates list. Should a stalled nomination receive a third vote of support, its listing should return to the list of active candidates below as it may have sufficient community interest to be selected.

Maintenance[edit]

At the beginning of every month, a new collaboration article should be selected. This should generally be the candidate with the most support (and the oldest candidate in case of a tie).

To archive the current collaboration
  1. Remove {{NovelsWikiProject Collaboration}} from the top of the current collaboration article.
  2. Change the date details on the article talk page past-collaboration=<start date>–<end date> in the {{NovelsWikiProject}} project banner to include the end date.
  3. Add the current article to the bottom of the history section.
  4. Move the current article's nomination text to the archive.
To select the new collaboration
  1. Add {{NovelsWikiProject Collaboration}} to the top of the new article.
  2. Move the new article's nomination text to the "Current collaboration" section.
  3. Update Wikipedia:WikiProject Novels/Collaboration/Current to point to the new article.
  4. Update Wikipedia:WikiProject Novels/Collaboration/NextDate to use the next vote date.
  5. Replace collaboration-candidate=yes with past-collaboration=<start date>–<end date> in the {{NovelsWikiProject}} banner at the top of the new article's talk page. The "<end-date>" element should read "open" to start with.
Notify other members of the WikiProject
  1. Add {{subst:Wikipedia:WikiProject Novels/Collaboration/Notice|Name of article}} ~~~~ to the talk pages of users who supported the new article.
  2. Add a post on the GeneralForum advertising the new collaboration to project members.
  3. Notify any relevant task forces of the current collaboration.
  4. Notify regular contributors of the new collaboration of the month.