Before you get excited, I'm not running for CP. But it's getting to that time of month where having such slogans in article titles means you get into the top 5. Or something.
Yes, and it is because of the crowded media that the Royal-Writers project was launched. The idea is a simple one, if you are feeling particularly chuffed with an article you have produced, pop the link into this gdoc and with a spot of luck, cash prizes will come your way. So far, not many people have utilised the god-send, so any shouts or mentions of the idea in-game or otherwise would be much appreciated.
The winners of the next wave of Royal-Writer subsidies are:
Calross, for his 'Interview with the eSaudi MoIA'. An example of just the kind of journalism that is easy to understand and always very interesting - knowing and sharing what's going on around the world is a great way to get started in the media.
jny123, for his 'S.O.A.P.'. A petition to stop abusive language and players - how can you say no!
And General Slim, for his 'Play it Smart'. A detailed and well thought out guide to fighting.
Finally, this weeks publication of the day is 'General Slim' by General Slim, who has recently published a few guides, which all well liked by this monarch. 2G is on it's way to you!
Tips for Writers
Briefly, I would like to outline a few tips for those writers who aren't quite sure how to get started.
Firstly, find a nice niche, whether it be interviewing foreign dignitaries, satire, social commentary, controversy, economics, or battle statistics - people will be interested in what you have to say, and a cohesive, professional account or view point will be well received.
Secondly, make it aesthetically pleasing. Include a banner, various images and remember pleasant formatting. Basic codes such as [b.] and [u.] (without the .) can do a great deal towards making an article seem more professional. eRepublik offers a feature to bold/italic/underline things for you, but if you write your articles in a word document, for spelling or other purposes, these tags can be handy. Alternatively you may wish to explore different formatting methods, some people for example create their article in an image, and simply post that - allowing them wider scope with layout and appearance. (Remember, if you aren't sure about how to make an image, there's bound to be someone who can help you on the forums or in your MU/Party - or ask jeeves!)
Finally, don't be put off. Sometimes writing articles can be pretty unrewarding, or people may try and defame you in the comments because they don't quite agree with what you have to say. Worry not! It's something that happens to everyone, and something that the RW's project aims to tackle. Stick to it, because a populated and vibrant media, I feel, is essential to the pluralism and critical thinking required to keep the eUK in good check.
CLIPART MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE
Bob Save the King
For those of you who didn't notice (Jimbo apparently forgot to advertise it ingame) the first new years episode of our podcast Bob Save the King has been uploaded.
You can listen to it here.
As always, your feedback is needed, so if you have any comments, suggestions, or just want a shout out, post them in this article or send them to either myself or Jimbojoy in a PM. Your continued support and unrelenting fandom is hugely appreciated.
HRH King Woldy I,
OBE, KCVS, MC, HRH.
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