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Writers Rock!

Under construction and open for suggestions and assistance from other Elftown writers!</center>


Preliminary, introductory paragraphs only:

In my interest to see more writers coming out of the Elftown closets, I started this wiki, Writers Rock!. I would like to see more writing activity for the ECM project as well. Perhaps, I thought, if a wiki is established that can draw out the writers and to more closely connect other wiki pages designed with a similar idea in mind, there might be more interest, more participation in the activities suited for this genre of creativity. However, at this point it is just an idea that I've been thinking about for quite some time. When [Captain Rachel Black] said that she thought such an idea would be quote, "a speldiforous idea", that old saying, "Nothing ventured, nothing gained", gnawed at my brain. Since I am only one writer on Elftown and I know there are many great as well as aspiring writers here, I do not want this wiki to be accredited to me, but rather to all of the writers on Elftown, for all are welcome to take an active part. I am merely the page creator.

Remember that ALL Elftown members make up the central core, the heart of Elftown, so it is up to each and every member to make Elftown all she can be and this includes her writers, as well as her artists, roleplayers, and photographers. Elftown Rocks because we rock Elftown!


Goals for this wiki:

§-1: To bring Elftown writers together to share and learn about their writing.

§-2: To promote Elftown writers and writing activities available to writers on Elftown.

§-3: Other? *thinking*


Suggestions for this wiki:

§-1: [Nocturnaliss] - Badging or some other incentive to encourage the reading of Elftown writers' works.






Topics For Discussion:

§-1: Shall there be a "Writers Rock" forum? If so, how many would make use of this forum?

§-2: There's a new feature happening on Elftown called Reviews. I think this is a great idea to have members write reviews on the various topics, such as: Boardgame Reviews, Book Reviews, Computer Game Reviews, Event Reviews, Movie Reviews, and Website Reviews, currently. For writers, this might be something that some would be interested in doing.

  - However, there's a second part that I'm curious about as to what others think. How about Reviews for "Inside of Elftown"? (See: Community Reviews.) Reviews on movies and books are great, but I for one, would like to know more about what Elftowners are making, creating, and doing, such as their art, writings, and the wiki pages they are making. Does anyone else feel the same?





All Writing Activities, Exercises and Contests:

Please add any and all links applicable here, both private and official.
Note: Roleplaying is to be included in this listing, because roleplayers are writers.</center>

- Daily Poem
- The Cliche Contest
- Shattered Painting
- Editing Assistance - Elftown
- Text Adventures (for Roleplayers)
- Writing Portfolio
- What's Your Story?
- Preaching Poetry
- Featured Story

<img:>Related Links:
  <img:> Elftown's Rocking 'Riters! - Elftown Writer? Please add your name with Elftown links to your writing, poetry, prose, or other.
  <img:> Writers' Review & Critique - Where writers gather to review other writers' works and offer complimentary comments as well as constructive advice.
  <img:> For Review & Critique Submissions' Page - Add the link or links to your written work or works here for 'review and critique'.
  <img:> Written Works Critiqued - For written works reviewed and critiqued.
  <img:> Editing Assistance - Elftown - Writer? Need some editing Assistance? This is the place to check out!

  <img:> EAE - Editors - Good writer? Know the English language well: proper usage of grammar and punctuation? Good speller? Good editors are needed! The current editors are:
    <img5*0:> [Linderel]
    <img5*0:> [Dark Side of the Moon]
    <img5*0:> [Artsieladie]

<img:>For submitting poetry:
  <img:> Daily Poem -

<img:>For submitting prose:
  <img:> Elftown Creature Marathon - Factual and fictional articles for the 'text' aspect of this project.
  <img:> Featured Story - For story writers and also to Nominate A Story by a writer.
  <img:> Writing Contests - For more writing contests.

  <img:> Contest HOW-TO - Want to create your own contest? Check out how to make your own contest.
  <img:> MC - To advertise your contest on Mainstreet!
  <img:> The Wiki's Wiki Page - A place to find a wide variety of Elftown places. Also, to add your own wiki for others to find, if you would like it found.

<img:>More Links About Writing, Reviewing, etc. Please add additional links here:
  <img:> (link)
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2008-10-29 [Nocturnaliss]: Wow, that's so weird. I just created a writings Wiki yesterday after taking a long time to decide whether I should, and today I find the link to this wiki XD I think that's the best of ideas. I'd be interested to meet up with writers, which seems so hard to do here on ET. Great wiki! ^^

2008-10-29 [FamousPanda]: i would be interested too ^-^ great idea =]

2008-10-30 [Artsieladie]: Great to see you here, [Nocturnaliss] and [FamousPanda]! :D Feel free to sign up and add your works so everyone can see. Critiquing and having works critiqued I leave up to the individual writer and what each is comfortable with. I think by coming together, we can increase awareness about writing here on ET. A picture is said to be worth a thousand words, but there is tremendous power in words. 

It is a little weird, because I've had this urge to see about doing something to reach out to writers and to bring them together, but I hesitated not knowing if I could bring all the writers and their writing styles together. It was [Captain Rachel Black]'s positive comment to me on Editing Assistance - Elftown that convinced me to go for it. Elftown definitely caters to artists and being an artist, I have no problem with this. But... I'm also a writer and as a writer, I see very little focus or attention given to/for writers, other than the Daily Poem, which is great, but it's only poetry. I do believe that part of the problem lies in the fact that it takes a greater effort to view written works as opposed to art works. :P I know there are many writers here and I'm pretty sure there are many private writing activities and/or contests that most writers here just aren't aware of. Hopefully, this wiki can bring a greater communication among the Elftown Writing Community. ;)

So.... ideas, suggestions, thoughts,..... please do not be shy. A silent idea or thought has no chance of recognition. ;)

2008-10-30 [Captain Rachel Black]: For the love of toast! I forgot my own contest!?

2008-10-30 [Artsieladie]: hehe This sounds like something I would do, too. ;)

2008-10-31 [Paul Doyle]: Hi there :)

2008-10-31 [FamousPanda]: hewwo

2008-11-01 [Artsieladie]: Hi! :D

2008-11-01 [Nocturnaliss]: I think it really is a great idea to try and bring writers together, [Artsieladie]. Personally, aside from [Paul Doyle] and [NOOOPE], I haven't yet met any other writers... or perhaps I have and didn't realize it, which is even worse.

Seriously, I'm glad you created this wiki. I'll be curious to see how it evolves :3 (no ideas/suggestions yet, but I hope to get some << XD)

2008-11-02 [Artsieladie]: Exactly! We writers don't know who all the other Elftown writers are. Me, too. I wish there was more in place on Elftown that would focus on what's going on among the Elftowners, themselves. Maybe like a news box that covers 'general stuff' on Elftown. Right now the news focuses mostly on 'official' stuff, which is great, but I'd like to know more about what the general community is doing, too, like announcing 'new' privately run contests, 'new' wiki pages by Elftowners, and other stuff. Other than in houses, moods, and diaries, mainly, these are the only places that the average member has as a tool to advertise what they are making for other Elftowners, with the exception of new contests and polls for. These can go on the Mainstreet Calendar through the MC page. ;-3

2008-11-03 [Nocturnaliss]: I think they'd need someone specific to organize all of that. I think it's a really good idea, but for such things to get known, Elftowners themselves need to know whom to address in regards with getting their private contests ran and wikis noticed. Personally, I don't know whether there even is such a person at all. Is there ?

2008-11-03 [moira hawthorne]: why not... make all private contests and wikis run by council aswell... than they too can be run like 'official' contests and wikis *headdesk* ((oh and just in case there are some that dont appreciate the fine art of sarcasm ... this would in my opinion, be disaster and is the farthest thing from what I wish would happen!))

2008-11-03 [Artsieladie]: Well, if it were as a news item is now, only for 'general Elftown activities', people would know where to go and/or where to mention or address something. It's just like, too, with this 'Reviews' feature now, it's great to know about movies and books and so on, but there is so much right here on Elftown to learn about. I think anything put in place that would unite the community, increase awareness and communication among the members could only have beneficial affects. I also think adding more 'related links' to pages can also help, as well as members learning and/or remembering to fill in the keywords on their wiki pages. Keywords are great to help find pages on Elftown particularly certain topics/subjects, but if people don't fill them in, then the feature is useless.

Personally, I don't know whether there even is such a person at all. Is there ?

I'm sure it would have to be something that would be operated by several and they would have to be members that login daily or almost daily. I certainly wouldn't mind helping with such. I'm here almost all the time anyway. *lives here* hehe

Personally, I'd like to see more done by regular members. The Council has more than enough on its plate as it is, so if more non-Council members could get more involved, I think this would be a good thing and it might even make for closer working relations between the private and crew sectors.

I wouldn't want all of the contests and wiki pages run by the Council. I think this would not be a good thing and this is not what I meant by my previous suggestion. I'm not sure I'm really getting what you are saying Moira, though. But I am half asleep at this point, too. I haven't been to sleep in many hours as usual. So I is a zombie right now. lol

2008-11-03 [moira hawthorne]: there are wikis to advertize your own private wikis and contests on... if thats what you want... but some people like have stuff open to their own friends only... some poeple like to control their own private wikis... and some people are willin to look... if you find something yourself isnt it more special?... like comin across a small flowered woodland glade.... you can imagine it as your very own discovery... much better than visitin a commerical toutist garden will signs posted everywhere and parking lots and litter and a whole lot of people tellin you what you can and cant do

2008-11-05 [Nocturnaliss]: Here's the thing, Moira: people wouldn't -have- to submit their wikis for public posting! I think what [Artsieladie] wanted to say, is that said wikis and suches could be submitted to the Council, but only for advertizing purposes - this means that the wikis remain the sole property of their owner, and remain run as the owner wishes.

I highly doubt the Council would have the time or the desire to start controlling everything. The point would be to allow exposure to people who are looking for it through an -official- way. At least, that's how I understood it.

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