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WikiProject Novels (Rated Project-class)
WikiProject iconThis page is within the scope of WikiProject Novels, an attempt to build a comprehensive and detailed guide to novels, novellas, novelettes and short stories on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the project and contribute to the general Project discussion to talk over new ideas and suggestions.
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It would be really helpful to get more opinions here. Thanks! PermStrump(talk)

Novels by Colin Dexter[edit]

The articles on the 13 Inspector Morse series novels by Colin Dexter need work. Only one includes reviews of the novels, and few have any inline citations at all. The first novel is Last Bus to Woodstock, from which you can access the following twelve. I put in a References section in each article, anticipating that there will be inline citations some day. Few have a Plot summary that covers the resolution as well as the crimes, fewer list the the characters. I read one of the novels, The Jewel That Was Ours, and I found two reviews of that novel online. My plot summary is too long by 400 words, so I need to shorten it someday. Two of his novels won the Gold Dagger award for Crime novels, and there is no plot summary for one of those novels nor any external reviews.

I have read just the one book in the series, so I cannot do more than set up a more consistent pattern in the articles. I could hunt for reviews, which I suspect are out there, online perhaps. There is a book cited in each article that apparently collects reviews of the novels, but I do not have that book. The novels were adapted into a television series, and then two more television series, on following the main character's death (Inspector Lewis or Lewis), and the other exploring Morse's early days in the police force (Endeavour). The actor who player Morse, John Thaw, was a very good actor, drawing many viewers to the television series. I tried to separate the mentions of the adaptations from the sections on the novels. There is an article with a List of Inspector Morse episodes, and the plot summaries in those are mainly blurbs; even the longer ones never get to the denouement. Anyway, there are many opportunities for work on the articles about the novels or about the television series. I did expect that the novels would have more complete articles, given the interest in the series, so help is welcome! --Prairieplant (talk)

Good article reassessment for Terry Pratchett[edit]

Terry Pratchett has been nominated for a good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. Olivaw-Daneel (talk) 03:05, 1 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

EveryBookItsReader Campaign[edit]

Hi! I'm working with a small group of mostly-librarians to launch a new Wikimedia campaign focused on books, #EveryBookItsReader. Please let me know if you have any questions. Bridges2Information (talk) 01:09, 9 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Character lists[edit]

Hi, recently another user has been adding more details to the character list on Twilight (Meyer novel). I'm not sure the character list adds that much to the page, and I'd like to remove it entirely. However, I'm not sure what the current consensus on character lists for book pages is. Are people still making them? Do some people like them? Rachel Helps (BYU) (talk) 20:53, 21 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Project-independent quality assessments[edit]

Quality assessments by Wikipedia editors rate articles in terms of completeness, organization, prose quality, sourcing, etc. Most wikiprojects follow the general guidelines at Wikipedia:Content assessment, but some have specialized assessment guidelines. A recent Village pump proposal was approved and has been implemented to add a |class= parameter to {{WikiProject banner shell}}, which can display a general quality assessment for an article, and to let project banner templates "inherit" this assessment.

No action is required if your wikiproject follows the standard assessment approach. Over time, quality assessments will be migrated up to {{WikiProject banner shell}}, and your project banner will automatically "inherit" any changes to the general assessments for the purpose of assigning categories.

However, if your project has decided to "opt out" and follow a non-standard quality assessment approach, all you have to do is modify your wikiproject banner template to pass {{WPBannerMeta}} a new |QUALITY_CRITERIA=custom parameter. If this is done, changes to the general quality assessment will be ignored, and your project-level assessment will be displayed and used to create categories, as at present. Aymatth2 (talk) 17:36, 12 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Should the "WikiProject Novels" tag be added to the talk pages of novelists, or only novels? (talk) 20:43, 23 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I have noticed that a lot of articles on novellas are inconsistently categorised - some have categories relating to novels, and others have categories relating to short stories. Some use the short short template and some use the novel template. I have created Category:Novellas by decade to try and assist with properly categorising novellas by date. McPhail (talk) 09:15, 27 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

FAR for Mary: A Fiction[edit]

I have nominated Mary: A Fiction for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets the featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" in regards to the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Z1720 (talk) 02:51, 7 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]