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Welcome to Adopt-A-Writer!

This group helps members connect across dA and meet people they may have never found otherwise.
Come in and adopt a writer!


How does this work?

:bulletred: Join the group
:bulletred: Fill out one of the three forms to the right; Adoption, Mentor or Buddy form.
:bulletred: A staff member will match you with your adoptee, adopter or buddy based on the information supplied on the form and you will be informed.
:bulletred: There will be a fortnightly or monthly check up to see how the partnership is going and whether it should change.

Also, please note:

We do not accept literature works in our gallery unless they're a collaboration between paired individuals or a few special circumstances. Please don't ask us to accept your story/work if it doesn't fit into those categories.


Adopt-a-Writer:  Like a puppy by thorns






:new: :bulletred: We have a lot of mentees waiting to be adopted. As soon as more mentor forms come in we will search for your true love literary match.To those still waiting, have faith...we will find the right person for you.
If you feel that your pairing is not working out after two weeks or more of trying it out, please note the group and it will be re-examined.

:new: GrammarNaziCritiques is running low on prose pieces to critique and the critics are hungry for work. If you have any prose that you want critiqued please place some questions in your comments (they help with guidelines as to what you want looked at specifically), summarise your story (if it is a multiple chapter story and you are not submitting chapter one) and submit - you don't need to be a member.


It has come to that time where we evaluate each other. Please evaluate your buddy/mentor/mentee by completing The Evaluation Form which will come to my email. Any problems I will be ironing out.
This process will be taken with great care and no 'slandering' will occur. Any issues will be sorted amicably and in an adult fashion with no flaming etc. At most it will mean a change in partner, at least a change in communication.

Super Group

:iconadopt-a-writer: was once a super group and I would like to restore it to its former glory so that more people can be reached and so that the group can be organised in a way that is more accessible to the general deviant and members.
:star: Donations :star:

:bulletred: Point donations can be made to MagicalJoey clearly stating that the donation is for this group.
:bulletred: Cash donations can be made to clearly stating that the donation is for this group.
:star: Other::star:

:bulletred: If you come across a literature contest within the groups you are a member of where points are offered as a prize of any form please inform me so that I may enter to try and earn points.

Admins and Advertising

More admins are needed.
If you would like to apply fill out the Administrator Application Form
Alternatively check to see if a friend or watcher of yours/person you watch is interested in joining.
Note: You can be an admin and a mentor/mentee/buddy just as you can be a mentor/buddy or mentee/buddy.

I am also looking for people to market/advertise the group. Fill out THIS FORM if you can help in any way, or note THIS PERSON
Alternatively just journal, blog, poll, bother people, etc. (I got into a form-happy place)

Example from a Mentor Form Filled in With Detail:
What do you expect from your mentee?

I expect that they are already competent in the English language (unless English is not their first language). That means they know how to spell and utilize punctuation - I don't plan to do a job that Microsoft Word will do for them.

I also expect that they're willing to take criticism; I can be blunt, though I do try to soften the blows as best I can. I *will* tell you if something sucks (not in those words of course). But I'll also advise how to make it better.

I don't expect to get anything out of it except experience I guess. I've been told that I would make a magnificent editor, and I'm working towards that goal now, or at least seeing if it really is something I would enjoy making a living from.

More Journal Entries

Adopt-a-Writer Needs You!

Spread the word.
Mention us in a journal, post a poll, leave a link. It takes a few seconds, but it makes a big difference. The more people know about the group, the larger the profile pool for us to match people up from.

Suggest Affiliates
Know of a group that would benefit from affiliating with us, or that we would benefit from affiliating with them? Note the group!


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Profiles and Forms

Adoption Profile

Want to be adopted?

:bulletred: Fill out the Adoption Form

Want to be a mentor?

:bulletred: Fill out the Mentor Form


Writing Buddy Profile

Want a Writing Buddy?

:bulletred: Fill out the Buddy Form


Critique Profile

Want a Critique?

:bulletred:Join the following group:bulletred:




Support Staff

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fyaopo Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Student Writer
For those who have been waiting for a mentor: remember that this waiting happens on both sides. I've been paired with three inactive members so far and none of them have come back to me. Each time I am paired I'm asked to wait two weeks before asking for another mentee if they do not respond.

For those who are waiting to be mentored, make sure you stay online and check back frequently. Otherwise, I think if people actively seek out those that mention they are mentoring or being mentored, things might go faster.
I can critique and be critiqued, neither is a problem.
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KimDaruu Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Student Writer
Oh my god this is the best thing I could ever imagine. I'm always needing help with my work!
LadyBitterblue Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm just wondering, can I apply to be a mentor if English is not my mother tongue? I consider myself fairly well at it, but there's always the possibility that I miss a spelling/grammar mistake when reading over something. I know that's not ideal, but I see you're low on mentors and I'd really like to help out. Please let me know if you don't want me to apply, else I'll just try it.

I hope everyone in the team is having a good time, and I salute you for the wonderful work you do here with this group! :)
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teambrownie1 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So is this group still up and running, or what?
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