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Here on the wiki, we have pages called chapter subpages. They include detailed information about each chapter in every Warriors book. They have a basic structure and different parts within the structure. This tutorial explains how to fill out a chapter subpage correctly and some basic do's and don'ts within certain sections.

Main Quote

If a suitable one can be found, a main quote is placed at the top of each chapter subpage. They are added using the following template: {{Main Quote |quote = "Quote goes here" |speaker = Speaker goes here |ref = ''[[Book goes here]]'', page ?? }}

Beginning Templates

Every chapter subpage has two templates at the beginning of the article: The Chapter and Chapintro templates. These tell the reader the basic information about the chapter such as page numbers, chapter number, total chapters in the book, links to the previous and following chapters, and the point of view in which the chapter is written. The article begins with the chapter template, as seen below. My explanations will be in <>

 {{Chapter
 |chap = <Put the chapter number here. If you are on the Prologue or Manga, capitalize the word Prologue or Manga>
 |chapall = <This is the total number of NUMBERED chapters. This DOES NOT include mangas, prologues, epilogues, or bonus scenes>
 |pages = <The page that the chapter starts on, -, the page the chapter ends on. For example: 4-8 if those were the page numbers>
 |next = <A link to the following chapter's page. For example: [[Book name/Chapter 101|Chapter 101]] if that was the next chapter. 
 The template puts in the previous chapter link automatically, but has trouble identifying the next chapter, so it must be typed in>
 |pov = <Link to the character the chapter's point of view is in. If it is in third-person, put Third-person (yes it must be capatilized). If 
 the character is an apprentice in that chapter, but a warrior later on, make sure the link appears as their rank in that chapter. This goes for 
 any other names differences as well. For example: [[Lionblaze|Lionpaw]] if it was in Lionblaze's point of view when he was still an apprentice.>
 }}

After the chapter template, there is the Chapintro template. Again, my explanations will be in <>

 {{chapintro
 |<This is where the chapter number goes. If it is the prologue/manga, DO NOT capitalize the word>
 |<The chapter number again. If it is the Prologue/Manga, DO capitalize the word>
 |<The total NUMBERED chapters. DO NOT include prologues, mangas, ect.>
 |<The page the chapter began on>
 |<The page the chapter ends on>
 }} 


Then, put a Spoiler tag ({{Startspoiler}}), to notify the reader there will be spoilers from the plot after that point.

The Summary

After the templates and spoiler tags, you have the main bulk of the article, the detailed summary. Directly after the spoiler tag, put ==Chapter Summary== (for those who don't know what the ='s do, they create different headings in source editor depending on how many you put). After the heading, the reader is told what point of view the chapter is in again. It is italicized and put in small text, which looks like this in source editor:

 ''<small>[[Character Page link|Character Name's]] PoV</small>''  

Then, the chapter summary begins. It can be as long or as short as the chapter needs, though detailed enough to give the reader a good idea of what happened in the chapter. Most silver grade chapter subpages are good examples of this.

Dos and Don'ts of Chapter Summaries

  • DO link characters, places and items that have pages on the wiki
  • DO break up the summary into paragraphs. It makes it more pleasant to read
  • DO use a colon to start a paragraph like this:
:The paragraph...
  • DO have ONE empty line between each paragraph
  • DO use the name of the character used in that chapter. If they are only mentioned as a nameless tabby, in the summary, they are a nameless tabby, unless, later in the chapter, their name is revealed. If the chapter includes Bramblestar, for example, when he is still Bramblepaw, use Bramblepaw.
  • DON'T link to a page more than once within the summary. If it appears in another section, you will link it again, but it only needs to be linked once on the summary section.
  • DON'T use first person when writing summaries. Always use third-person.
  • DON'T use tab or a space in front of your paragraphs. Using tab or space makes the text do
this. Not what we're looking for. 

Characters

After the summary section, we have a list of characters that appeared or were mentioned in the chapter. To start the section, put ==Characters== after the summary. There are three different sections that the character will be classified into: Major, Minor, and Mentioned. Before going into the differences between the different sections, there is a basic structure that all three share.

Structure

They each start with a heading, like this:

===Major=== ===Minor=== ===Mentioned===

Make sure the heading is capitalized, like the above.

After the heading, there is a template, called the mclist template as seen below. This template puts a bulleted list into columns. My explanations will be in <>

{{mclist
 |<here, you put the number of columns you want the list to be split into>
 |<here is where your bulleted list goes>
 }}

As, you can see, not a very complicated template.

Now on to how to do the bulleted list. First, put an asterisk (*), then a link to the character page (make sure the link appears as how they were named in the chapter), or if they were unidentified, a short description (such as Unnamed ShadowClan tom, or Unnamed tabby she-cat, or Unnamed kits). Then, put a reference with the number of the page the cat first appeared on. List them in order of appearance.

For example:

*[[Yellowfang]]{{r|os3|45}} 
*[[Firestar|Fireheart]]{{r|os3|46}} 
*[[Bluestar]]{{r|os3|49}}

I will go into more detail about which page a reference would come from next in the specific sections.

Major

Major characters are characters that had quite a bit to do with the plot in that particular chapter and actually appeared in the chapter. The character with the point of view in the chapter is always a major character, except for the parts of the book where it is in third-person. The rest are up to the editor's opinion on whether they are major or minor. To cite a major character, use the page number they appeared on first in the chapter

Minor

Minor characters are characters who appeared in the chapter, but didn't contribute majorly to the plot in that particular chapter. To be a minor character, they have to appear at least once in the chapter. Even if all they do is pass by, the character will be listed. To cite a minor character, use the page number they first appeared on in the chapter.

Mentioned

Mentioned characters are characters who were only mentioned (such as in a conversation) or thought about, but never appear in the chapter. To cite a mentioned character, use the page number they were first mentioned or thought about on.

Errors

This section is only to be used if there are character description errors, typos, and blatant mistakes with in the chapter. Each error must be cited and listed like on the mistakes page.

For example: Thornpaw is mistakenly described as ginger {{r|os4|37}}

Important Events

After the Characters section, there is the Important Events Section. Under this section goes the Births, Deaths, Ceremonies and Other section.

Births

Births will only be put in this section if kit(s) were born in that chapter. The parents and littermates must be cited in the usual way, if and only if the book states the parents and littermates. Do not put any theories about parents/littermates. If the kits' name(s) aren't revealed until a different page, put a cite to the page the name(s) were revealed on as well as the page that cites the parents. The example from the guidelines is a good one, so I'll use it here

For example: Lilykit and Seedkit{{r|om5|168}}: Born to Brackenfur and Sorreltail{{r|om5|148}}.

Deaths

This is where all deaths that happened in or were revealed to have happened prior to the chapter. If the cause of death is also listed, put that as well, but only if it can be cited with information from the book or from the authors(such as with Leopardstar). No theories or speculations.

For example: Fluttering Bird: Killed by starvation{{r|dc1|305}}

Ceremonies

This is where all apprentice, warrior, elder, leader, and all other ceremonies that appeared in the chapter are listed using this template. Make sure to cite the pages the ceremony happened on. For the leader ceremony, list the lives as you would a normal quote, not separately.

Other

This is where all information that doesn't go into the other sections, but is relevant to the chapter is listed. This is usually important events such as journeys, promotions in rank, ect. As with the other sections, make sure all information here can be cited.

Note: The Errors, Important Events, Births, Deaths, Ceremonies, and Other sections are only to be added if needed. If there are no errors in the chapter, for example, do not add the Errors section.

Then, put an Endspoiler tag ({{Endspoiler}}) to tell the reader that there are no more spoilers after that point.

References and Citations

After the heading (References and Citations) put {{References}} to show all of the references. Then, put {{Chapters|Book chapter is from}} and {{Cliffnotes}}.

Categories

Each chapter subpage will have three categories: Chapter subpages, the book the chapter is from (Dark River for example), and the arc that book is from (Omen of the Stars arc, for example).

And that is how to write a chapter subpage. If you are unsure about anything regarding chapter subpages, feel free to contact one of the Project Books leads or put a message with your question on the talk page. We'll be happy to answer your questions. If there is something you think should be added or improved on this tutorial, throw me a message on my talk page.

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