[center [h3 Greetings and salutations!]]
[center [pic http://i.imgur.com/k5UTmsB.gif]]
I'll put up my hand to offer some help too, whether for editing or general assistance. Seeing a lot of what's been going on RP wise recently has been kind of a downer.
[h3 Who the hell are you? What makes you think you can write well?]
[center [i Excellent question!]]
A quick glance at my profile suggests I've been here a while but - just because I am an ES veteran does not suddenly qualify me to be a mentor, that much is true. What matters is the quality of my writing and advice. You can judge for yourself if I am up to par on the writing side of things;
[http://rp.eliteskills.com/r.php?r=152363 here] (Recent)
[http://rp.eliteskills.com/r.php?r=152237 here] (Recent)
[http://rp.eliteskills.com/r.php?r=125045 and here,]
I have more to show if you're interested, but they're old saved RP's in a folder on my computer. Most of my RP's revolve around fantasy, sci-fi, post apocalyptic worlds, slice-of-life or super-powered themes.
I also spent two years DM'ing a campaign using D&D 4e with a group ranging from 11 to 4. [i ] Beyond that I have been DM'ing and RP'ing on and off for about 6 years total. Many, many different systems were used.
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[center [h2 Well, [i *maybe*] you're a decent enough writer,]
[h2 but what makes you think you can teach?]]
I am literally an English teacher, albeit abroad. I've spent two years teaching in Japan, and am in my first year teaching in Russia. Stylistically I may not be to your taste, I can appreciate that. But if you're genuinely struggling to put down more than a paragraph per post, no matter your style or interest I can help.
If you come to me only asking for edits, that's fine but I'll try to add a bit here or there to show you how it can be expanded and explain what the thinking was.
If you would like to improve in general, I can of course offer general tips and provide more specific writing prompts for practice. Depending on interest and my own time constraints, we could even RP together to improve over time.
Are you ready to learn? If so then you must be commited.
This will be your first assignment!
That means if I give you some homework I do want it to be done. No rush though. You can request a deadline if you want but just study at your own pace. If you are ready then here is your first assignment.
[h3 [b [i [center Music]]]]
Music can greatly improve your chances of making longer posts since they release endorphins as well as help with ideas.
But music has multiple feels.
[b Metal Music] - Anger/Feeling like a badass
[b Epic Music] - Makes you feel like a badass.
[b Emotional Music] - Makes you feel sad/happy
[b Uplifting Music] - Happiness, Relaxation
There are many more types of music out there. Too much to list. Find the genre that suits your scene and then search for a song. :)
[h3 [b [i [center Paragraphs]]]]
Now I am still new to the whole paragraph thing but an old friend taught me a trick. She told me that I should give each character their own paragraph.
Read the following example;
Azalas woke up and got out of his bed. He walked to the bedroom door and opened it walking out. He walked down the stairs to the kitchen to get something to eat. Azalas opened the fridge and pulled out a sandwich. He saw his friend in the living room. "Hey man! What's up?" He asked walking in the living room.
His friend looked at Azalas. "Ah nothing man. Just watching some Golden Girls." His friend Jake said.
"Ha! I like that show! It's funny." Azalas told him taking a bite of his sandwich.
[h3 [b [i [center Inspiration is everywhere!]]]]
Inspiration...Oh good ol' inspiration. This is a major role in writing.
When you read a quote or a story or even watch a movie...Hell even playing a video game gives inspiration!
It is everywhere
I mean your friends, your family, your next-door neighbor, your pets, all inspiration.
Notice how when you read a rp description the creator would sometimes say "I was inspired by ____"
Remember that key word [b Inspiration]
[h3 [b [i [center The homework]]]]
Okay so your assignment is to listen to this song I am about to link you.
Once you are listening to it please try to make an example post using the stuff I taught you.
Once you are done please send me your work and I'll check over it.
Have fun! :)