For newbies seeking mentors and writers needing support via their peers; stop by today!
"The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches
but to reveal to him his own."- Benjamin Disraeli
"Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and
a push in the right direction." - John Crosby
Writing.Com is a community of individuals, who log in each day to read, write, and share their talent with the rest of the world. There is, on average, twenty new members each day; new members or newbies, who might feel daunted and intimated by the sheer size of the site and all it has to offer. The Angel Outreach program epitomizes what the Angel Army is all about. Here we encourage community involvement, mentoring, and peer assistance.
Rather than one on one pairings, as we have attempted in the past, we want to get more people involved. We encourage you to use the forum below to ask and answer the questions, comments, and concerns of newbies and veterans alike. If you have more complex questions we have a handful of experienced members available every month that can be emailed. Everyone has something to share, and equally something to learn.
ANGEL MENTORS :
We encourage you to email any of these Angel Mentors with your questions. If they don't know the answers, they will know where to find them for you! Please remember that our mentors and members have jobs and lives just like you, but they will get back to you ASAP.
Another option is to post your question or cry for help in the forum below, and not only can the mentors answer, but other members can help you out as well.
The Angel Mentors will be watching for those WDC veterans that step up to the plate going above and beyond to help our newbies out and will be awarding Angel Merit Badges at their discretion!
Need someone to look over your latest masterpiece? Caught in the grip of writers block? Are you looking for someone to brainstorm with or bounce ideas off? There are many benefits to a writing partner. Some people have multiple writing partners, searching out a person that specializes in grammar, punctuation, or a particular genre. Either way, having someone who shares your passion for writing can be invaluable. I can honestly say that my writing would not be what it is today without my writing partner. Adriana Noir not only proof reads tirelessly for me, but she is brutally honest when it comes to content and quality.
Click the link below to either fill out the form or to look through the list of mentors and what they offer, to find who works best for you.
SIGNATURES FOR GRABS:
ANGEL ARMY LINKS:
"The WDC Angel Army"
"The Angel Lounge"
"Angel Review Forum"
"Angel Product Reviews"
"Angel Outreach-Newbie/Mentor Signatures"
To join the Angel Army drop a note in the comment box at the bottom of "The WDC Angel Army" or send an email to iKïyå§ama !
HELPFUL SITE TUTORIALS:
"Getting Started: Table of Contents"
"Gaining Exposure Within Writing.Com"
"Linking Help And Practice"
"The illustrated guide to linking"
Visit at least TEN newbie portfolios throughout the month. Leave a welcome/encouraging note in their notebooks and offer mentorship services if possible, making sure you link them to this forum.
Scroll through the Community Newsfeed and be on the lookout for members who are seeking writing help or have questions about their craft. Offer your help/suggestions/opinions, while leaving a link to this forum in your comments.
Visit any of these forums throughout the month: "Writing.Com General Discussion" | "Non-Technical Support Forum" | "Noticing Newbies" and offer your help/suggestions/opinions, while leaving a link to this forum in your comments.
Follow up with members who sought help in this forum! There are quite a few unanswered posts, and it would be great if we could send an email or note to ask if they ever got their queries sorted out.
When you've completed your challenges, please provide links to them in your post below.
For all those who are able to finish the challenges, you can earn any of the MBs shown here:
GPs will also be awarded for those who go above and beyond!
Donations are always welcome and very much appreciated to help us run this program. If you'd like to make a contribution (no amount is too small), please send gps directly to "Angel Army Fund Bank" - group #1188314 Every bit helps!
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