Articles are the bread and butter of this site - if we didn't have articles, we wouldn't have a wiki! You can help contribute to our library of knowledge by following the steps below.
First steps[edit source]
check it hasn't been made already
check it doesn't fit better into an existing article
check notability requirements. if you don't already have sources, you can look for some by ...
create it in draftspace (you can use the same technique to create pages under your userspace which you can use for whatever you want)
Get your sources together[edit source]
if your topic meets the notability requirements, that should mean that you have at least three sources to work from.
go through line by line and extract anything that sounds like a fact
example paragraph from someone's deer essay and source mining here
see which things are supported by multiple sources
write in your own words!
Structure of an article[edit source]
(manual of style will have more on this once we actually have one of those)
the lead. this introduces the topic and provides a summary of everything in the article. it can help to write this last
if its a species / identity label: experiences goes first
history, community, reception or relation to other communities are all possible sections. the exact ones will depend on what information exists, and some may be rolled into one.
When you feel like it's done?[edit source]
announce either on the article workshop talk page or in the discord somewhere