You enter a serene library, with people smiling at you as you walk by. As you venture forward, a young lady suddenly stops you. Hello there! I'm Water, the head librarian here. Would you like me to show you some of the most popular books? You nod your head and follow her. As you walk through the aisles, you approach the back of the library. There sits a large book on an empty table. As you take a closer look you see that it simply reads Notebook. You slowly open it, realizing that this is no ordinary notebook.
Welcome to Notebook, a new writing site for those who want to express their creativity and passions. Notebook was made on May 12, 2011 by me, Water. We strive to satisfy your writing needs with tips, tricks, and extras. Sound cool so far? Then keep on reading.
So why name the site Notebook? Well, I have many friends who are amazing writers. Yet all of their wonderful work is stored away in their notebooks or journals. Here, I wanted to create a place where everyone will feel like this is their own little notebook, where they can release their creativity onto the page and to let everyone have a chance to read their masterpiece.
There are a few rules to follow before you submit your work to the site. These are partly my rules and TNT's rules, so please abide by them.
Make sure it's appropriate- Even though submissions at Notebook don't have to be Neo related, they still have to be appropriate and much follow TNT's rules.
NO stolen work- If it has been found out that you have stolen someone else's work, then you will be reported. All work must be your original idea. If you use another person's ideas or work with another person (with permission, of course!), they must be credited.
Please be somewhat literate- Use the best punctuation and grammar as possible. I will go back over your work and correct any spelling mistakes and the like, but please do most of your own proofreading or have a friend help you.
Put long submissions on a petpage- If your submission is longer than one neomail, then please put it on a petpage. It will make everything a lot easier.
Be creative- Yes, this could be counted as a rule. Use your imagination, explore different areas of writing. After all, this isn't a class assignment. This is your own personal writing notebook.
So do you want to submit your work to be in the Notebook? Well, all you have to do is fill out the form and neomail it to me and I'll put it up.
This is the Stories section. Listed here are the Short Stories, New Series, and Ongoing Series. They are all seperated into different sections for your convenience.
Notebook Tip: When writing a story, make sure to grab the reader's attention with it. Opening paragraphs should be interesting, and are a great way to grab attention.
This is where you can submit your art, comics, or photography. Just neomail me and I'd be happy to put up your work.
Current Comics: None currently.
Current Photography: (drag and drop)
This is Notebook's Competition Section. Here is where you can enter your piece of art to see if it's the best of them all. We have three different sections, the Short Story Competition, the Poetry Competition, and the Comic Competition. Each category is divided into different sections. Good luck!
Please note that no actual neopoints/item prizes will be given away.
Also, please limit votes to one vote per entry. One vote allowed for each category.
Rules for the competition are simple, all you have to do is write a short story that goes along with the current theme. Please put it on a blank petpage. The theme is the base of your work, so remember to match it. The petpage you enter must be blank, or else it will be too confusing.
Current Theme: Write about a summer vacation gone wrong. What struggles do your characters have to go through?
Current Entries: None.
Write a poem matching our current theme. Make sure to put it on a blank petpage so things don't get too confusing. Good luck!
Current Theme: Write about a type of scenery that makes you feel at peace, or that nothing could go wrong.
Create a comic relating to our current theme. Please put the comic on a blank petpage so things don't get confusing. Good luck!
Current Theme: Make a comic about summer plans. Will it go smoothly, or will there be chaos?
Poetry Competition May 2011
Winner- That Girl
Runner Up- I don't want to be me
Welcome to the Extras section. Here you will find different things off of the main site to help you with your art and writing. Just click on the links below to get started.
Do you need your work proofread? Then this is the place for you.
Information about Notebook's Spotlight can be found here.
Having a case of the writer's block? Then take a look at these story starters to jump start your imagination.
Find out about Notebook's past, with extras like achievements, awards, fanmail, and surprises.
Create a story together with others as you add on your own part of the chain.
I bet you've seen the Spotlight on the front page, hm? Well, then welcome to Notebook's Spotlight Page! I choose which sites are the Spotlight based on how creative they are and how high-quality they are. The owners of the chosen site will then get to add a graphic to their page (which can be found below) and will have their site up on Notebook's front page for awhile. Hopefully your site will be a lucky one.
So let's say you wanted to write a fabulous story, but didn't know where to start? Welcome to Notebook's Story Starters, a section where you kind find that perfect thing to help you get started. Below are a few different story starters you can use. Go ahead and check them out. If you do use any of these, please link back to Notebook with a button or such.
Idea by br0ctagon. Thanks so much!
Want to add some of your own? Neomail me.
So you're just about to get that site open? Or you're just about to apply for a review? Well, I know you don't want to have a lot of mistakes in your work, so that's why I created Notebook's Proofreading. Here, you can request for me to proofread your work so you'll get the scores you've earned. Just please make sure requests are open before you ask.
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♥ Featured at Soroptimist on May 23, 2011.
♥ Ranked #1 at Spark.
♥ Ranked #2 at A Small List.
♥ Recommended at Soroptimist, Elle's Help Guide, A Small List, Spark, Brave Directory, and Dragon's Lair.
My name is Water and I'm your average, insane girl. I'm the type of person who surprises you at the most random times. Most people didn't know I was a writer until a entered a contest and won. So this is just my page of the Notebook, where I doodle my dreams and express my side of sanity.
Credit linked to the buttons.
Affies are open. Neomail me if you are interested.
Layout from Brieta made with a coding base from Shea used with permission.
Header 2 from Checkmate.
Paper textures from overdosse at deviantArt.
Leather textures from For-Certain at deviantArt.
Dashed line brush from Aless1984 at deviantArt.
Mail/open/closed signs by Foomanshu.
Emoticons by Sugarrush.
Back buttons by The Lunch Box.
Content by Water.
Started on 5/14/11.
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