I've noticed in many Adventure Maps, lately, that spelling and grammar errors are commonplace. I am majoring in English and minoring in Creative Writing, and so, when I notice these errors, I unconsciously...okay I consciously scream in annoyance. It's obviously not a huge problem, but it still makes things seem unprofessional when such errors are in abundance.
Rather than spout Grammar Nazi-esque anger at the situation, I decided that I should offer my services to the community for free! I obviously can't accommodate everyone at once but if you email me (address below) I can at least let you know how soon I can get to you (I should respond within a day of receiving the message...assuming that my classes aren't taking up too much of my time).
In addition to spelling and grammar, I can also, upon request, advise you on plot and world-building, creating compelling characters, or any other advice relating to the creation of the story you want to tell. I think Minecraft is one of the great new mediums that people can use to tell their stories and I want to help them however I can. I think that this arrangement benefits not only the community but also myself. The community gets more refined stories to experience and I get more practice at critiquing other people's works - a necessary skill for my dream job as an editor at a major publishing house.
If you are interested in receiving my services, please email [email protected] with the following information:
Your Name (minecraft name, forum name, real name...I don't care as long as you specify which it is)
Progress of Your Project (planning stages, close to completion, etc.)
Estimated Amount of Text to Critique
Whether You Also Want Help with Plot, Characters, etc. - Yes or No
I can't wait to hear from all of you! Now, to ensure that this topic doesn't experience a withering death, here are some shameless posting topics!
I swear I'm not a posting *****!
I mean it.
Don't look at me like that!...you know how quickly topics can die in this forum!
I'm just trying to keep it alive! Everyone else on the Internet does it!
Crap...I can't believe the rationale I just used to justify myself! Oh, well...more whoring!
Debate below! Am I a shameless *****?
Hmm...It needs something else.
So, is this a good idea?...or, is it just the ravings of a madman who refuses to indulge in colloquial speech?
Crap!...what do people talk about on these things? Lolcatz? Herobrine? I know!
Share any funny stories or screencaps of spelling, grammar, and story/plot mistakes you have found in an adventure map. Just don't be too brutal. We all do make mistakes after all. In fact, I've probably made at least one mistake in this post alone. Sound off below!