Patchworks

Everyone has a story to tell...

You throw your pen down on the table in frustration. You've been at this for weeks, and yet, you have nothing. Your English assignment is due tomorrow, and even though you know that it's worth more than half your grade, you are sitting there staring at a blank sheet of paper. Terrific You mutter to yourself. Not only are you going to get a bad grade, but you are going to get a bad grade on something that you do best - writing. You rubbed your tired eyes, and put your head down on the table for just a moment, but before you knew it, you were drifting off to sleep.

So welcome to Patchworks! A writing themed guild. We are a semi-literate, private, laid back guild that has a passion for either writing or reading. Did you enjoy the little story above? Well, by joining this guild, you will be able to do just that. Our goal here is to create stories for everyone to enjoy, and to help each other with their stories as well.

Even though we're a writing guild, we don't always talk about literature. Our tight knit family is diverse, and enjoys talking about different topics. Ranging from everyday life to the most popular show on right now. When you join Patchworks, you become part of a group with similar interests as you, yet different at the same time. You'll never know what will happen! If you have any questions please neomail me, Tiffany.

About Us and Requirements

Patchworks is a writing related guild. Here, guild members are able to express themselves through their stories. The stories do not have to be neo-related, but they have to be appropriate.

It is recommended that you have a page where you can store all of your stories such as a portfolio, or a site. You can find an example here. There really is no deadline for stories since we are not a magazine. However, we do recommend writing at least one story every month, or at least get started on one.

You do not have to keep us in check with your progress since we'd like to give you some freedom in the guild to do as you wish. But, please do drop in to tell us when you've completed a story since I'm sure many of us would love to read it. You do not need to tell us about every story that you've written or completed. Feel free to tell us about the stories that you want us to read.

Fun? You can submit your story to be featured at the guild. All you have to do is submit your story here. If you're story is featured, your story will be on display for all to see er... read at the library! If you do get featured, you will be awarded a spiffy icon to put on your page!

How will this guild benefit you? Well, whenever you show us a story and someone reads it, they will give you constructive criticism/advice on how to improve your story and point out the pros. Also, this guild is also for readers. If there's a book that you like or hate, we're the perfect group to have a talk with. Not only are our members spectacular writers, but we are also bookworms. So feel free to bring up any topic that you like.

Major Requirement: Before you apply, please have a page all set up and at least one story on display. The story can be however long you want, but it has to have a plot. That includes a problem that the main character overcomes or a moral that is later learned. Or it can just be a fun creative story. If you are having writer's block, feel free to use one of the prompts below. (Using one of the prompts is not going to affect your chances of getting in the guild in any way). If you have any questions, please neomail me. I'd love to hear from you.

Prompts

These prompts were taken from my site Parchment, so if you do decide to use one of these, please credit. Either a text link or button is fine. There are many loopholes and incomplete ideas in these prompts to give you a bit of breathing space while writing. Feel free to edit these prompts to your liking such as the title, adding plot twists, etc.

An Unexplained Disappearance

A United Evil

Played by the Odds

Ranks

When you first join, you will get to choose to be ranked either as a writer or bookworm. These are the start off ranks, and you will be able to go up from there. For more information about the rankings, continue reading below. (From highest position to lowest)

Author: You can achieve the rank of being an author when you've written at least five stories, and have recommended the guild to two people.

Intern: To be an intern, you have to finish at least three stories, and have recommended the guild to someone.

Writer and Bookworm: This is the rankings that you get when you first join the guild. You can slowly make your way up by fulfilling the requirements above.

Council

There are five ranks in the council. When you apply for council, you will be able to make up your own rank name. For now, you're default name is Weewoo. Read below for information about being a council member.

Job: Being a council member you have to follow all the guild rules, and on top of that, you have to make sure guild members do too. You are responsible for making a guild board to advertise the guild (make sure with other council members before making one to prevent multiple boards at the same time). You are also responsible for answering any questions, dealing with problems, being active, and to make sure you update the guild page that you are hosting (if you are hosting one at all).

Requirements: Before you apply, make sure you have a spare petpage just in case you need to host a guild page. Know a little bit of html or css. And that you know the ins and outs of the guild and how we work. There is no certain time requirement for you to join as long as you are comfortable in the guild and that you know your way around.

Before you apply... Make sure you have an example of your work presented on a petpage, and tell a little bit about yourself there as well. (Both of these parts do not have to be on the same page. They can be separate.)

Ready to apply for council? Well, if you think you've got what it takes, just scroll down to the next box, read the rules, and then send in your form in the section that says 'council application'. Good luck!

Rules

  • Be Literate. Even though we are a semi-literate guild, please try to restrain from using Ch8t SpeAk. However, we do encourage the use of smilies.(:
  • Follow all TNT rules. Along with following TNT rules, you must also follow the rules here. If you break any of these rules, you will first get a warning, then a suspension, and then you will be kicked off the guild.
  • Be nice. Please do not go around harassing other members or say cruel things to them. Respect your fellow members' opinions, and if you really have a problem, please notify one of the council members immediately.
  • Be mature. This is very important. Even though we don't have an age limit, we expect everyone to show maturity when talking to other members.

  • Respect each other's work. We are all here either because of our love for reading or writing. Perhaps both! When a fellow member shares their work, do not make fun of them. Instead of saying it's bad (which I'm not saying it is, you all are amazing), tell them what they need to work on.
  • Don't be afraid. When you are first admitted into the guild, please introduce yourself! If you read the rules, please include the phrase 'proud bookworm'. We love meeting new members, and I'm sure everyone in the guild is just dying to meet you.
  • No Spamming. To prevent the use of spam, please say all that you need to in one message. There is not 'sentence' requirement, but if you really only have a one worded answer, go ahead and post it.
  • Be a good sport. I cannot stress how important this is. When you send in your application form, it is discussed by the whole guild. This means that what ever conclusion that we've come to, it was a group decision. So if you do not make it, please do not get angry at members, instead you can apply again next time and hope for the best if you are still interested.
  • Have fun! The whole purpose of this guild is for you to share your work without getting judged, and meeting new friends. So whenever you are on, please drop by and say hello and just chat.
  • Guild Preview

    We try to keep a cap of 25 members since we would like everyone to be close, and fewer members mean closer friendships! Click and drag to a new tab to view image.

    Apply

    Now that you've read all the information, it's time for you to apply! Before you do though, please neomail me if you have any questions or if you are confused about anything at all. I'm always happy to help.



    Council Application



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