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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


:star::bulletred::star: PLEASE BE AS DETAILED AS POSSIBLE ON YOUR FORMS TO ALLOW FOR GOOD MATCHES: :star::bulletred::star:

:star::bulletblue::star: (Please read through the whole journal, even if parts of it are the same, as I have edited things lower down too) :star:

:star: Forms :star:

:bulletred: Please do fill out a form if you have joined as this is the only way I can know whether you want to be adopted, want to mentor or want to be a buddy. The forms are on the right hand side of the main page, clearly marked. I encourage you to fill one in, as I cannot know from just your joining the group what it is that you want to do.

:star: Pairings :star:

:bulletred: We have a lot of mentees waiting to be adopted, some from as far back as 2013. The trouble is that we have very few mentors (actually none at the moment) as well as that some mentees are no longer active on DA. I can only find out the inactivity if I pair them and they don't respond, which can only be sorted out if I have mentors to pair them with. 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. As soon as we get mentor applications in I start pairing, and I do so via the information you fill out on the form (genre likes for example). So this should, by rights, go quicker the more mentor applications we get.


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.

:star: Group Promotion :star:

:bulletred: :new: GrammarNaziCritiques is still 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) and submit - you don't need to be a member.

:bulletorange: :new: GrammarNaziCritiques is looking for critics.
If you are interested please contact me [ MagicalJoey ] and I will guide you through the process. You are only required to critique two (2) pieces per month (more than that is obviously welcome) and you may still submit your own work for critique.

:bulletyellow: :new: Understood-Accepted is taking in ideas for life skills topics of discussion.
If you have any ideas for topics we can discuss in 'Claires' Corner' (our life skills blog) please note these to me [ MagicalJoey ] and I will sort through them. For previous topics please look at the  'Claires' Corner' custom box on the 'About Us' page.

:bulletgreen: :new: Ordinary-Writing is looking for admins and challenge participants.
If you can work in a prose-centric environment and work as a team to better the group, we want you. If you can work well under pressure and deadlines, we want you too. If you don't want to be an admin but just want to participate in the challenges and contests, we want you even more.

:star::bulletred::star: Evaluations :star::bulletred::star:

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.
:bulletorange: :new: If you would like to sponsor the group (i.e. donate all 5000 :points: in one go) and have your name at the bottom of every journal and custom widget along the lines of 'this feature made possible by <yourdevname>' please don't hesitate.

: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.


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, mentor/mentee or mentee/buddy.

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.

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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.

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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:




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brickburner Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This group is so exciting! I feel like I want to join, but I'm not sure what to apply for. ^^; Am I right in assuming that Buddies are supposed to collaborate? I have no idea if I'm writing-savy enough to be a mentor, but I did see that there's a lack of mentors applying...
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KeIIion Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
hi have no premission to uploud 
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MidnightAngelzz Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, this is exciting! I'm hoping to be a fiction/non-fiction writer! :D 
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DragonBorn18 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Student General Artist
All fixed hopefully I get a good mentor :3
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DragonBorn18 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Student General Artist
Darn it I feel silly I found the whole I'd thing but its to late now : (
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