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Originally written for Woodworks, these articles contain useful tips for surviving the digital jungle that is Elfwood. Learn how to correctly format your stories or how to critique something without ticking anyone off!

How to Get the Comments You Crave
Everyone wants comments, right? Ellen Million provides us with a wealth of tips on not only how to get more exposure for your gallery of shelf, but how to get your visitors to leave you a comment.

How to Give Criticism
Giving critical reviews can be more frustrating than getting them. Ellen Million gives us a comprehensive solution to this problems; an all-users guide to giving out the dirt without burying the artist (or writer, in all cases).

How to Accept Criticism
This is a guide to accepting criticism without allowing it to deflate you, how to get the most out of critique, and when to disregard a review.

So You Want To Take Commissions
Somebody wants to pay you to draw something for them. What do you do? How much do you charge? How do you make sure you don't get ripped off? Ellen Million shares some tips and the business of art commissions.

How Moderation Works at Elfwood  [OUTDATED & INACCURATE!
What's the deal with moderators and the new moderating system? What does this mean to your art or writing? Kassandra Siegel peeks behind-the-scene and reports on how it all works.

Smart Formatting in Wyvern's Library
The HTML-using world is divided into two extremes - those who don't know how to use it, and those who use too much of it. Georgette Tan updates us on the do's and don'ts of the Library that might make all the difference on whether your work will be accepted, or rejected for a formatting sin.

Tours - Taking, Making, and Appreciating [OUTDATED & INACCURATE!
What are Tours? How do you take them? Why should you take them? How do you make one? Using a lot less repetition, Kassandra Siegel attempts to answer these questions.

Starting a Regional Elfwood Community
Ever since we began highlighting Elfwood communities based in various countries, there have been questions on how to get one started. The editor of the Community Profile column shares some tips.

LiveJournal & Elfwood
When the popularity of online journals soared, it seems that every other Elfwood member has a LiveJournal linked from their gallery or library. What is it? How do you get one? Kassandra Siegel introduces the family of Elfwood LJs and how you can get one of your own.

Managing your Elfwood Account [OUTDATED & INACCURATE!
A complete (we hope!) guide to beating your Elfwood page into submission, written by two members who have stretched the limits of the Extranet in the quest for the perfect gallery and library. Included are numerous tips and hints about things the manual doesn't tell you.
Part 1: The Basics
      Part 2a: Your Gallery
      Part 2b: Your Library
      Part 3: Gallery Management & Tools

Which Elfwood Community is Right for You?
Looking to meet more people from Elfwood, but you don't know where to begin? Check out your options and see if you can find the community right for you!

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