The articles department can be a tough but very fun, enjoyable, and free department within Habbox. Through the many months I’ve written, I’ve seen many writers enter and exit. I hope to outline for you today what should be needed and expected if you’re wanting to join the department and become a writer in general.
Determination and Willingness
I will start off with determination and willingness, as I feel that these two characteristics are needed to have a solid foundation as a writer with an overall picture to paint.
When you think of any good old idea that flies through your head, you need to be able to put it onto the paper, or in this case, your screen. Be determined to take some time away from your day to transcribe the foreign languages inside of your head into a language that can be understood by the societies. Stick with and evolve the ideas that have been acquired. Make sure that you have a tidy topic with a strong knowledge in said topic. This, in turn, will give you the determination to keep typing.
Willingness – Ah…. Willingness. I’ve seen many writers give up because they couldn’t be bothered, or they have simply failed to come up with an idea that has lasted through the week or the time needed to make your minimums. Have the willingness to put away time to think as well as write, or you will end up with a blank notepad.
Somewhat of a Love for Writing
If you plan to join the department or want to write for another website, you should have at least somewhat of love for writing. And by all means, try it out without that “love” for writing; you might just earn a new hobby!
I am an American from the good old United States of America, and I cannot tell you enough of my love for the U.S. Government and sports from our country. It’s tough to write for a (mostly) British audience, so you’ll need to find other ways to meet the site’s needs. For example, I base my articles around mostly current events that can be broadly spoken of: Hacking, a massive solar flare (impacting the whole planet), or maybe even a baby born with half of a heart! All of these are a few examples of some of the articles that I’ve chosen to write; all because of my love for the news. Find out your hobbies and start from the ground up!
Decent Grammatical Skills
Alright, let me get this straight. No one expects you to be a grammar nazi, except possibly freelancing websites where you have no one to advise you except your clients. This is a non-professional, voluntary site. Dedicated proofreaders are hired to search through your work to be sure that it is presentable. They do an amazing job. In fact, if you are reading this, the article has probably already been proofread.
But by all means, write freely with some basic grammatical skills. (A little serious humor coming up.) Please, I’m begging you, don’t expect to receive pleasing monthly reports if you cannot capitalize the first letter of a sentence and put a period at the end of it. You get the point.
Work Under Criticism
Work with criticism. Not under Habbox, but with any fansite! You will be told and advised on what to do to improve your articles and what you need to focus on. Criticism is great with writing. Compliments and suggestions are your friends with this hobby. If you fail to become friends with these two concepts, then you will not perform well.
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