New to the server? New to Discord? Don’t have a clue what’s going on or need a refresher? Here’s our handy guide to the basic features of our server and how to use it.
ROLES AND VERIFIED CONTRIBUTORS
You may be wondering who the colourful people are! They are:
Admins: These guys run the server and can help you out with any problems. Need help? You can ping them @Admins
Mods: These guys help the Admins and you’ll see them around. Say hi, and don’t be afraid to to DM (Direct Message) them if you need anything. You can send a DM by right-clicking on their name and selecting Message. Need help? You can ping them @Mods Who are the server Admins and Mods? Find out more about us here: https://writersblockdiscord.com/those-in-charge
Professionals: These folk in purple work in the publishing industry, or have published their own book, either traditionally or through self-publishing. They know their stuff and are a valuable resource in the world of book publishing.
Citizens: Users who fit the qualifications pinned in #roles. This role gives access to the critique channels, resource, inspiration, the off topic room, the publishing channel, writing sharing channel, and the art channel.
Here is a list of all our server #channels:
Want to share your writing and receive feedback and critique from our server? First, be a Citizen. Second, read the rules and formatting listed in #critique-rules channel. Failure to do so may result in removal of your post. You may post your writing to either #critique_1 or #critique_2. If a new post was recently posted in crit_1, then post yours in crit_2, or vice versa to prevent new posts from being buried. Do not DM anyone asking them to critique your piece. Anyone who does, does so on a volunteer basis.
#beta_finder = Looking for more in-depth feedback? Advertise for a beta reader here. Follow the format pinned in #beta_finder for more info. You need writer rank to access this channel. See #roles
The roles we use on the server can be used to mention/ping other users with that role, or receive notifications (or pings) or any news or events. For a full list of joinable roles, see #roles and click on the pinned messages. You can join a role by going into #roles and typing “!rank role”.
QUOTED TEXT BOXES
Want to place your writing in a nice neat text box? These are useful when we do line sharing or for #poetry and #writing_sharing. You can do so by surrounding your text with three “`” backtick keys.
Want an easy way to refer to your work-in-progress? Write up a short blurb about your book and DM fictionalpieces to create a bot command that can be summoned whenever you wish to speak about your book! Don’t know what a blurb is? Type !blurb in #writing_general.
Take part in an interactive Q&A session hosted by our members. Each session will last about an hour and go through an in-depth series of questions designed to help you look at your story, outlining and world building closely. These events will take place in the #storycraft channel in various timezones. To take part, join the wbchat rank and you’ll be notified of new chat events. See #roles Missed one? Don’t worry! Questions from each WB Chat will be pinned for you to access at any time. See #resource for old chats.
QUESTION OF THE DAY
A mini-version of our WB Chat sessions. Once a day a question (QotD) will be asked in #writing_general
about your character, story or world to get you thinking. These can range from character development questions like “What is your main character’s deepest fear?” to world building questions such as “What dangers exist in your protagonists world?” Anyone can take part and answer a question with AotD (Answer of the Day). If you’ll like to be notified of a new QotD, you can join the qotd rank. See #roles
Want to submit your own question? Use the form here: https://goo.gl/forms/KxBw8q5lBjlSILFH3