THE GRAND TOUR OF THE SHIP
Map of Camp Areas & Tents
This is the last stop on the Grand Tour, where I will try to give you an idea of what our camp looks like. We won’t be going to Hotel de Ville today as it is pretty similar in its set-up.
This is the reception area where you can find important information, such as:
🔑Announcements: A noticeboard where we post camp news and updates from Quarterdeck.
💬 Chat, Housekeeping: Come inside to talk about anything housekeeping related, or to ask questions about us and the camp, As We Write or The Resilience.
🔑 Don’t Be a Dick: One book to rule them all – our Code of Conduct.
💬 Introductions: A brief introduction to each crew member. Just arrived? Add yours before you move on.
💬 Libertalia Press: Where we talk about issues relating to our publishing imprint.
💬 Libertalia Tales: Where we talk about matters relating to our multi-author series.
🔑 Map – You Are Here: You are here. Everything else is over there…
🔑 Roles-VIP: Who’s who in camp and what do they do?
💬 Roll Call: The Sea Witch calls us out twice a month to check in and make sure you’re still here and reasonably sober…
💬 Suggestions: What it says on the tin. Drop your suggestions here. Simple things are normally sorted right away. Miracles may take a while.
🔑 Welcome Aboard: The Captain’s Grand Tour of the ship and campground for new and prospective crew members.
💬 Campfire: Exactly what it sounds like. Come pull up a log, settle in and feel the joy of having a place where you can start, or end, the day among friends. Share a story, sing us a song, or have your beverage and enjoy listening to the other campers go about their business.
💬 Personal Tents: Each crew member has their own tent in camp. You can pop in and say hi to the neighbours, and they may pop in to see you. Consider your tent a combined message board and pigeon hole, and bring a few items in there just because they make you happy. For rules on what you can and cannot post in your tent, see Don’t Be a Dick above.
A large area that holds some of the AWW writers’ rooms, meeting facilities, message boards for collabs etc:
🔑 Aswewrite.com: See the latest updates and help requests for our site.
💬 Blurb Clinic: Need a hand writing that blurb? We’re all ears and happy to help.
🔑 Bookbloggers, Booktubers etc: Links to interesting book review blogs, channels and podcasts.
🔑 Books, AWW: Books by our campers listed in order of publication date.
🔑 Books, Other: Books by other authors recommended by campers.
💬 Chat, Library: Want something added to a locked library tent? Wanna start a chat about anything related to writing and publishing that doesn’t seem to fit anywhere else? Come inside and let’s talk.
💬 Editing: Need help to make a with particular paragraph sound or flow better? Looking for an editor? Not sure if you’re getting it right? Vent your editing frustrations and get help here.
💬 Help Requests: What do you need? Help to retweet your pits? Alph, beta, ARC or proofreaders? Subject or genre-specific feedback? Post your wishes here…
🔑 Holihell.com: See the latest updates and help requests for our nsfw site.
💬 Language Talk: Ask your questions about grammar, etymology etc., and share interesting things you know or have learned.
💬 Marketing & Promotions: A place to talk marketing ideas and share what worked and what didn’t. Cracking the code together.
🔑 Merch Shops: We have a joint merch shop and the campers have some too. Here we feature the latest designs and links to all the shops.
💬 Money Talks: Whether you’re trying to make more or save some, this is the tent to share your ideas. Or ask for them.
💬 NaNoWriMo: Some of us like to do NaNo, and here’s where we meet to talk about it, share snippets and eat smores. Bring a flashlight!
💬 Newsletters: Wanna share newsletter ideas? Learn how to get one started? Suggest material for our joint newsletter and quarterly magazine? Offer a space in yours or just share your latest issue? This is your tent.
💬 Podcasts: Got one? Wanna start one? have a favourite one you’d like to recommend? Let’s hear it!
🔑 Promo Gallery: Come inside and get inspired, spread some love and grab material for retweets etc. Got a promo to feature? Stick it in Library Chat and we’ll hang it for you.
💬 Publishing: Whether you’re trad, or indie pubbed, a blogger or fanfic writer, publishing can give you a headache and a half. Need to scream? Have questions? Got some good ideas? Step inside and let us know.
💬 Reading: Let’s talk about readers, reading in general and what you’re reading right now. Wanna recommend a book you’ve read? Post it here and we’ll add it on the shelf in Books.
💬 Resarch: Share your research gems or ask for help with things you need to wrap your head around.
🔑 Resourses: Share your best resources for writing, editing, publishing, marketing etc. Post them in Library Chat and we’ll stick ’em in here.
💬 Review Gallery: Got a great review? Got a scathing review? Show ’em off and wear ’em with pride.
💬 Snippets, No SMUT: Want feedback on something you wrote? Post it here and let us know what you want us to look for.
💬 Snippets, SMUT: Same as above, but for snippets that contain explicit sex, or sexual references.
💬 Social Media: Share your social media posts, questions and ideas with us.
💬 Sprints: Do you write better in sprints? Hop in and join a sprint or start your own. Don’t know what it is or how to do it? Our Sprint Masters will be happy to help.
💬 Visual Art: Whether you’re an art and design genius like Sibley or Deni, or just someone who likes to doodle, come share your work or look for ideas and inspiration in here.
🔑 What’s New? Here we post the latest releases from all campers, be it books, blog posts, designs or something else. If it’s new and you want it featured, stick it in Chat, Library and we’ll get it sorted.
💬 WIP Talk: For talk about your own WIP or WIPs in general. Keep us posted on what your characters are up to and what (other)worldly problems you’re brooding over.
💬 Writing Challenges: Writing is more fun in a group. Here we challenge each other to write… A poem? A piece of flash fiction? A sapphic pirate story? Or a first love story so sweet the readers may get a saccharine overload? Enter and find out…
The wider campground area where we come when we need a break from work to have fun or let off steam:
💬 Campground Chat: The place for unspecific chats that don’t seem to have a campground tents of their own.
💬 Crafters’ Circle: For chats and sharing of patterns, showing off work in progress etc.
💬 Foodies: Love cooking or eating and drinking? Dazzle us with pics of your homemade food or something you ate somewhere else. Share your best recipes or ask a question.
💬 Funnies: Memes, funny headlines and other bits and bobs to make us laugh. Please note, even funnies are subject to the Don’t Be a Dick rules. You don’t get booted for posting offensive jokes, but you may get a friendly word or two. Not all jokes are funny, and we laugh with not at on this ship and in our camp.
💬 Grooves: Listen to great music, discover new favourites and share your own.
💬 In Character: A tent where your characters can vent their frustrations over your shitty writing, befriend other characters or beseech Archie to help them out with their shenanigans.
💬 Jamaica Inn: Our party tent where we let our hair down, have a drink of some description and hit the dance floor if we’re up for it. It’s a pub, you know how it works.
💬 Milestones: Big ones, small ones, writing ones, Life ones, personal ones. No matter what milestone it is, let’s celebrate it together.
💬 Nerd station: This is where the nerds come to nerd out on all things games, comics, superheroes, sci-fi and whatever else makes them tick…
💬 Perv Party: Just what it sounds like. Wanna talk smut, streak, share sexy ideas? If it’s hot, spicy and likely to shock our sweet vanilla members – this is where it happens. Do not enter if smut is not your thing.
💬 Pets & Cutsies: We all love adorable pets, animals and kids. Share your own, or others, and let’s all go goofy-faced together. No pics of kids that are not your own!
💬 Rage & Rant, General: Wanna scream or throat punch someone for reasons other than politics or religion? Come right in and get it out of your system!
💬 Rage & Rant, Politics and Religion: Wanna scream or throat punch a fascist or bigot? Come right in and get it out of your system!
💬 Random: For things that don’t seem to fit anywhere else.
💬 URBC: A special interest tent for people with unresolved Elon (or other rich people) issues…
💬 #Writerslife: Share, support and inspire. Musings on the ins and outs of life as a writer. Keep it light and funny. We have other tents for rants and problem-solving – let this be a place where we can come to boost our morale and recharge our batteries.
All our tents are marked with a key or a speech bubble. Here’s what that means:
🔑 Locked Tent: All tents marked with a key are locked. This means that you can like (emote) the posts to show how you feel about them, but you can’t write anything in there. We all talk too much, and this way we keep important posts and links from drowning in unrelated talk.
Each area has its own special chat tent, where you can talk about posts in locked tents or ask questions until the cows come home. They can also be used for topics (loosely) related to the area that don’t have a tent of their own. Have something you want added to a locked tent? Stick it in Help-Requests or one of the area chats with instructions of where it’s going and Admin or a Moderator will move it for you. Simples!
💬 Open Chat Tents: If it has a speech bubble you can write in there. We have a terrible tendency to veer off topics in our discussions, and that’s okay, but try to at least start new topics in the relevant tent. Or, by all means, incite us to your own tent and we’ll chat in there.
⛺ Tents & Areas: The Captain insists on running a user-friendly ship where both tech-whizzes and luddites can feel free and welcome. Not all people grok (good word) servers, categories and channels, but we can all find our way through a campground. And let’s be honest, hanging out by the campfire with a rag-tag band of pirates, rebels and revolutionaries is a lot more fun than being stuck with code monkeys, developers and IT architects in some flashy business complex. You don’t get any cookies for knowing tech jargon around here, but if that’s your thing we may put you to work…
And now it’s time for the last stop on this tour. Please step through the door down to your right and we’ll round things off on Quarterdeck where we started.
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