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DH Skies
Sat Jun 17, 2017 09:33

Advertising season is upon us once again! So, here is how to spread the word about Sonora.

We do most of our advertising through, though obviously if you are part of other communities who are happy for you to advertise there, or have any friends you think would be interested, explore those avenues too.

Reviews MUST:

- Be on good quality stories. If they are riddled with grammar errors or unrealistic characters, move on

- Contain feedback on the story. No one wants to be spammed with adverts that make them feel like you didn't even read what they'd written, so before plugging Sonora, be sure to talk about the story. At the very least, mention specific things you enjoyed about it (detailed descriptions, good characterisation etc). If there is anything you didn't like, mention this too in the form of constructive criticism. I received a PM back from an author the other day thanking me for leaving this kind of review (including criticisms) rather than making a bland comment like 'Great job.'

- Advertise Sonora! Give a brief explanation of the site and the address, with a break in it to get through ff's filtering systems. I usually go with 'I'm from a creative writing RPG which involves all original characters and I feel you'd fit in well. Our applications are currently open or you can play on our 'sandbox' page to get a feel for it. It's sonora. terragenaonline. net (without the space) and I hope you'll check us out. Please message me if you have any questions.'

Obviously, the last it only applies if you have an ff account, which brings me onto...

Things to consider:

- We don't insist on you having an acount to review. However, I have found authors often message me with further questions about the site, and it can be useful for them to have a personal contact to talk it through with

- Consider searching for fics with OCs (original characters) as these people are already stepping slightly further away from the core HP-verse and thus might be more interested in a site like Sonora

When you have done reviews, add them to the counter to the top of the page. It can't do maths, so put in the UPDATED TOTAL. E.g. if it says '5' and you've done 3, enter '8.'

It really only takes a few reviews from each author and then it all adds up!

  • Other (nm)DH Skies, Fri May 19 06:13
    • Advertising!Headmaster Brockert, Sun Jul 9 22:45
      Advertising desperately needs to be done. So far we only have four applications and Orientation is in less than a month. Please see DH Skies' post below for details on what to do for advertising.
    • ConcertDH Skies, Sat Jun 17 23:29
      Dear club leaders, You have until July 21st, at which point the concert will be posted, to work out what you're doing. IC, you have to submit this to Selina. OOC, it would be helpful to know which... more
      • Art ClubGinger, Wed Jul 19 14:57
        The art club can probably provide decorations and any backdrops or stage props the other clubs might need.
      • Baking clubTess Whittaker, Sun Jul 2 12:57
        Baking club will provide assorted refreshments for the concert!
      • OrchestraLouis Valois, Sun Jul 2 12:46
        The orchestra will perform some of the pieces they've been working on throughout the year. Would it also be possible for individuals to perform, if they want to?
        • Question answeredLouis, Sun Jul 2 12:59
          Just seen the Cascade Hall post and read that there will be slots for other performances. Orchestra members: Louis is happy to help with/accompany performances if wanted!
      • Sports ClubBen Pierce, Mon Jun 26 21:03
        We'll do some kind of sporty thing. Probably exhibition-ish like the Dueling Club is doing, but where they're doing a couple mock-duels, we're going to showcase all the different sports we play, so... more
      • ChoirAngelique Brockert, Mon Jun 19 17:29
        The choir will be singing, of course.
      • Dueling ClubJozua, Sun Jun 18 18:26
        Dueling club will do a dueling exhibition.
    • Advertise — DH Skies, Sat Jun 17 09:33
      • Additional noteHeadmaster Brockert, Sat Jun 17 14:38
        Try to review one-shots. That way you're not spending hours and hours on a sixty-two chapter story and can get more reviews done.
    • Quidditch, concert and chatzyDH Skies, Sun May 28 20:45
      Hi all, Just trying to give a heads up to those who don't stop by chatzy much that there is currently a poll regarding how Quidditch will run for the rest of the term. We also need to finalise... more
    • Returning feast points bonanza!DH Skies, Fri May 19 06:33
      Hi Sonorans, It's been a bit quiet lately. A lot of people seem crazy busy in RL, and whilst we understand that, we wanted to get the second half of the term off to a good start. So, we came up with... more
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