November 6th, 2016

lj idol

Topic - Week 0 (Newbie thread)

Take at look at the subject line, that should help you decide "Am I in the right thread?" If you have identified yourself as a newbie, this is the place for you.

If you have taken part in Idol before, if your name (or a user name you have used) is on this list: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/945807.html , or if you think "well technically, you could consider me a newbie, but..." If there is a "but"/"if"/"kinda" in there - please go to the other thread: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/947738.html

Now that it's just the newbies, I'll let you know that this is the Week 0 topic thread for you.

It's an easy start, with something that I almost always use for "Week 0". It's not mandatory. No one will be eliminated.

I'll talk more about it in the Work Room (which will be posted in a few minutes, keep an eye out for it) but for now, I'm going to bold the Week 0 topic:

Introduction


and let you know that you have until Thursday, Nov 10th at 8pm EST to link your entry back to this thread. ( Please note: this thread is for links only. Entries are posted in your journal and comments are posted in the Work Room.)

Have fun!
lj idol

Topic 0 (veterans)

If you have taken part in Idol before, if your name (or a user name you have used) is on this list: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/945807.html , or if you think "well technically, you could consider me a newbie, but..." If there is a "but"/"if"/"kinda" in there, then this is the thread for you!

If you are a newbie, please go to the other thread: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/947581.html

This is an optional topic. No one is being eliminated. I'm telling you that ahead of time so there is no confusion.

The topic? The usual Week 0:

Introduction

You have until Thursday, Nov 10th at 8pm EST to link your entry back to this thread.

Links only please. Take everything else to the Work Room!

Have fun!
lj idol

Work Room - Week 0

Greetings Idolers! The Week 0 topic has been posted - (for newbies) http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/947581.html (for veterans) http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/947738.html

This is the first Work Room of the season, so I'll explain a few things for those who don't know.

A Work Room is your space to bounce around ideas with each other, talk out writing related issues, and generally help each other out with problems you may encounter. It's the place, to borrow a phrase from Tim Gunn, to "make it work".

If you want to talk about "craft" in general - this would be a fantastic place to do that. The Green Rooms tend to be more light-hearted (although they don't *have* to be) and so a dedicated space was created for those purposes.

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I call them "topics", because that gets some people thinking in a rigid manner, and I think it's important to break out of that. They are more like jumping off points. You are free to take them anyway you want to take them.

With "Introduction", I'm sure there will be some 'My name is so-and-so", which is fine, as long as it's well done. But remember, this is the first time a lot of these people are going to be reading your work. This is the time when it's important to let people to start seeing "Why should I be reading this writer for the rest of the season?" There's a lot of entries to get through, if you get them reading early, that's half your battle right there to get them to come back for more!

Most of all though, as I say at the end of every Topic thread HAVE FUN!