Looking to learn how to write or to improve your writing skills?
Have the time to tutor an aspiring writer?
Welcome to the Writers Apprenticeship!
Information stolen and modified from the Engravers Guild:
All of the following is to be modified at the will of the members:
I am aware that there is already a writer's guild here, however it seems to be more geared towards already experienced writers, this is being created to help writers who are just beginning learn how to write and want improve or people who have never tried their hand at writing.
I suppose you could call Alstar, Supermikhail, Ehndras, Tiruin, Urist McScoopbeard, Kattaroten and Reudh the main members, although no-one has specifically signed up to be.
___/How to Participate\___
* Write as much as possible, and post as much as possible. The key to learning how to be a good writer is practice, the more you write the better you get.
* Mentors should browse the posts and offer critique when people are asking for it as much as possible.
* Offer new links to add to the resource list...
Do not take critique personally, it may seem like someone is attacking you, but if they are doing their job right, they're just trying to help you.
___/Giving Critique\___Constructive Criticism Only
. I do not care if the person writing sounds like a seven-year old girl on a sugar high writing a Twilight fanfic. Your criticism will be constructive
. No slamming, no attacking. Remember, while I don't necessarily expect you to be nice, I expect you to be helpful.
<- A podcast by genre writers who are all published. There's a lot of good material here, and while there is material you may not need, you're allowed to skip around to what you need. They always give a writing prompt at the end of each podcast.http://coyotecult.com/communities/sfandf_critters/references/limyaael.php
<- Limyaael's fantasy advice rants. There is a wealth of knowledge in here based on one of the pickiest readers in the fantasy genre. She has her own tastes, and those may not be your own tastes, but her perspective can improve critical thought.http://writeordie.com/#Web+App
Write Or Die is a webapp (though it's available on other platforms for a price) that checks to make sure it is receiving input in a specified amount of time. Keep typing until you're done, and you're good. Stop typing, and it will start to alert you to the fact that you've stopped. You can set it to different alarms.http://editminion.com/
Editminion is a webapp that goes over your stories for the most common problems editors face. HOWEVER it is not always right. Its best use is to highlight things that might be problems, but you should always use your own discretion as to whether it has found a real problem or not.
How NOT To Write A Novel; quite simply a book on things you should definitely not do while writing, by Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman.Behold, the Turkey City Lexicon
Consider it a document specifically about science fiction tropes, cliches and bad habits that can be applied to many fiction genres with a little extra thinking. It's a great read all around and a good place to bounce story ideas off of.Becoming a Writer
Climbing the stairs on the road to writing.
> Grammar errors? I say nay!
This shows common beliefs on grammar broken down by the hard facts of a writer's world. Writer's Block, need pushing
Some tips on what you can do when you can't think of what to write, a bit opinionated though."I can write!"
The page name is 'Finding your Writer's voice', the whole website is basically a treasure trove of information! This is a guide
.Local Member's Tips and Tricks:Tiruin's tips on writing Fantasy:Tiruin's General Tips regarding PunctuationMore Tiruin's TipsSupermikhail's Review on two sources, which have not been included in the general area yet because I'm not sure how to summarize them and haven't gotten a chance to look at yet. He gives a much better description than I could anyway.