Terrouge E-zine Archives
Enthusiastic Monthly Exhortation
Terrouge Reporters think up brilliant article ideas.
They research, both offline and online, to try to come up with interesting presentations of these ideas.
They turn a rough draft of their articles in by the 17th.
They make edits that are suggested to them.
While they wait for new assignments, they often lend a hand with other Terrouge projects, such as VI, Greenhawk, the Terrouge Forums, and the Questors Bold Contests.
When the issue comes out, they listen to criticisms and compliments from their readers.
The next month, they do it all over again.
Would you like to be one?
Yeah -- reporter applications are once again open. We're looking for talented writers capable of crafting interesting articles. We're looking for creative thinkers who can come up with new angles on old ideas, or entirely new categories of articles that we haven't touched. We're looking for good team players who can get articles in on time and work well with the other members of the Terrouge staff.
To apply, you need to send your article as a word document attachment to email@example.com by July 15th. The subject of your e-mail should be "Application Article." You may only send one article at this time. I encourage anyone who is interested to apply-you never know what the competition will be like, and we're planning to hire between one and three new reporters.
What We're Looking For:
- This should be obvious, but do your best to make sure that your article is free from grammar and spelling errors before you send it. People who send in articles which haven't been spellchecked are not impressive. Make sure you read through it yourself, as well. Spellchecker isn't going to tell you if you replace "too" with "to."
- The article should be timely. If you are accepted as a reporter, your article will probably appear in our August issue. Even if you are not accepted, you may be asked if you want it published as a guest article. Articles about Redwall's winter feasts are probably not good for the August issue. Articles on Redwallian romance might be more appropriate for February.
- Originality is wonderful. If you submit a humdrum article which simply talks about Redwall Abbey in general, you will probably not be accepted even if your writing itself is wonderful. Terrouge readers want new things, things they can't find in the books. An article showing the differences between life at Redwall and life at a real-world abbey would be much better (though that particular idea has already been done by Terrouge… This is just an example, folks!).
- Be well-informed, and get your facts right. Do some research. Hunting down prominent ROC denizens with expertise about your topic and wringing quotes from them is super-nifty.
- If you have more than one idea for an article, pick your best one and write about it… but be sure to mention your other ideas to me. This shows me you're not just a one-shot wonder, that you'd probably be able to fashion creative and unique articles for Terrouge for months to come.
- It is not a good idea to simply resubmit things you wrote for school as articles. People can usually tell the difference. On a related note, make sure that whatever you write about is relevant to Redwall fans.