To All Content Creators



SITE DESCRIPTION
TalkWargaming is coming back, and this time with a different approach. With content we plan on sticking to 4 core topics Stories, Campaigns, Tutorials, and Conversions in every genre of the hobby with no bias towards any one game.

The Opportunity
We are looking for anyone who would like to have the opportunity to express their ideas or have content ideas implemented on a platform that coincides with all genres of war gaming.

The Roles
Writer
Within This Role The Content Creator Will Develop And Create Anything From Written Stories To Videos And Topics He Or She So Chooses Within The 4 Categories.

Scuttlebutt Muckrakers
The role of the “Scuttlebutt I don't know what a Muckraker” is that of a detective, but for content/ideas. In this role you are not creating the content/ideas, but are sourcing it. The places to source it can be, for example: undervalued / dead websites, forums, social media networks  etc. just to say a few. The goal in this category, is to acquire, “Not Steal”   these ideas and pieces of content, to reach out to the creators that have made this content, to see if we can acquire it for Talk Wargaming to produce on its site.
How to get the content for a Muckraker:
  1. From people who have already done them in forums, youtube, social media, etc
  2. If you have a particular thing you want done, turn to someone who has the skills to do it either through any venue of social media, forums, youtube, or blogspots
  3. Research And Simply Asking Around.


CAMPAIGNS
Campaigns will tell an intriguing tale about an army in their quest or pursuit of objective. The stories should be narrative driven and by the end of each one the reader should be left wanting more Besides writing campaigns, if requested enough may do secondary stories on how he or she painted things in his or her army or how he or she plans battles or why does he or she bring certain things in battle in accordance to the situation.

Writer Requirements:
  1. Can Write Once A Week Or Once A Month.
  2. There Needs To Be An Overall Objective Throughout The Battles.
    1. Besides Fun, Create A Reason Why Your Army Is Battling
  3. No Less Than 1500 Words
  4. Every Turn Must Be Detailed To What Exactly Happened Or Each Player Did.
  5. There Must Be Photos Or Video In Every Turn To Visually Demonstrate What Is Going On Within The Battle.
  6. All Armies That Are Played With Must Be Painted No Exceptions

Writer Example:

Scuttlebutt Muckraker Requirement:
  1. Can bring in as many pieces of content idea/leads as much as they can/want.
  2. There Needs To Be An Overall Objective Throughout The Battles.
    1. It needs to be told like a story, one that will fit the voice of TWG.
  3. No Less Than 1500 Words, for an article.
  4. Every Turn Must Be Detailed To What Exactly Happened Or Each Player Did.
  5. There Must Be Photos Or Video In Every Turn To Visually Demonstrate What Is Going On Within The Battle.
  6. All Armies That Are Played With Must Be Painted No Exceptions
  7. Must have contacted,  or have a contact, for the Editor of TWG to communicate directly to the original creator of the content.
  8. Have proof of the original source of the content, that can be verified.

Scuttlebutt Muckraker Example:
Building off of the same example from the writer section, imagine that this site was in fact not active anymore and had not been updated in  3 years, although the site has not been active, the articles are great so as the scuttlebutt muckraker. you would find out the information of the site's current condition, active, sparse posting, or completely inactive. With your best judgement determining if the work on the site would fit the voice of Talk Wargaming, make a contact with the creator of the content one possible way to get in touch for a website would be to check the contact information in the WHOIS here: https://whois.icann.org/en  or just contact straight through the site via a contact page or actual credentials to communicate. Once you get in touch, (If they respond) explain your interest in acquiring the content, if they're interested direct them to contact the editor. in another format, if you just find the content and think that it might suit talk wargaming’s voice, then send the contact information to the editor to get in contact. In each category you have to send the original source of the content so that it can be verified.


TUTORIALS/CONVERSIONS
Will be broken down from Sci-Fi, Historical, Modern, and Fantasy and will host written and video content within these categories
  1. How To Create.
  2. How To Paint.
  3. How To Add.
  4. How To Build.
  5. Starter Guides.
  6. How To Make.
  7. How To Convert.
  8. Etc.

Writer Requirements:
  1. Thorough descriptive/detail of getting the task done either through video or text
  2. Are held to a high caliber of quality and uniqueness
  3. Depending on project there is no time limit, but be aware tutorials still need to be put on the website on a constant basis

Writer Example:
“Painting Napoleonic Prussian Infantry” Or “Painting Orks To Look Like Mutated Humans” Or  (Nothing Is Out Of Question In So Long As It Deals In War gaming)

Scuttlebutt Muckraker Requirement:
  1. Content demonstrates thorough descriptive/detail of getting the task done either through video or text, that makes you say “Wow, that’s great”.
  2. Held to a high caliber of quality and uniqueness
  3. Depending on project there is no time limit,
  4. Must have contacted,  or have a contact, for the Editor of TWG to communicate directly to the original creator of the content.
  5. Have proof of the original source of the content, that can be verified.
Scuttlebutt Muckraker Example:
You are on a forum about painting historical miniatures, you come across a thread about a person who gave a tutorial with the title “Painting Napoleonic Prussian Infantry” it fits within the voice of Talk Wargaming, but the post has been buried amongst the forum. Make a contact with the creator of the content, in any way to get in touch. Once you get in touch, (If they respond) explain your interest in acquiring the content, if they're interested, put them in contact with the editor. In another format, if you just find the content and think that it might suit talk war gaming's voice, then send the contact information to the editor to get in contact. In each category you have to send the original source of the content so that it can be verified.

Conversions are completely the same context as tutorials.

STORIES
This will consist of unique stories that are informative, funny, incite emotion, and debatable.   
Within the stories section there will be article or video content from all aspects of the hobby.

Writer Requirements:
  1. Minimum 1500 Words
  2. The story must be something along these lines: funny, incite emotion, debatable, intriguing, or informational, whether they are specific games or general with investigative journalism .


Writer Example: “Doing A Story On A Hobby Store Owner To Show What It Actually Takes To Run A Hobby Store” Or “Create A Fact / Opinionated Debate Between Metal And Plastic Miniatures”.

Scuttlebutt Muckraker Requirement:
  1. Minimum 1500 Words
  2. The story must be along these lines: funny, incite emotion, debateable, intriguing, or informational, whether they are specific games or general with investigative journalism .
  3. Has to have timeless value, if you can talk about it a year from now and it is not stale, you have a story, like a rumor would be for example.
  4. Must have contacted,  or have a contact, for the Editor of TWG to communicate directly to the original creator of the content.
  5. Have proof of the original source of the content, that can be verified.

Scuttlebutt Muckraker Example:
You come across a site, of a person trying to understand what it takes to run a hobby store. This site is still being updated  but not often enough for regular check-ups. The site has a backlog of 10 to 20 interviews with Hobby Owners across the country of the U.K. With your best judgement determining if the work on the site would fit the voice of Talk Wargaming, make a contact with the creator of the content one possible way to get in touch for a website would be to check the contact information in the WHOIS here: https://whois.icann.org/en  or just contact straight through the site via a contact page or actual credentials to communicate. Once you get in touch, (If they respond) explain your interest in acquiring the content, if they're interested direct them to contact the editor. in another format, if you just find the content and think that it might suit talk wargaming’s voice, then send the contact information to the editor to get in contact. In each category you have to send the original source of the content so that it can be verified.





Already Have An Idea Of What You Want To Do?

Or Have Additional Questions?

Send Us A Sample Of Content Corresponding To What Category You Would Like To Participate In For Review Or Questions Here ! 

EDITORTALKWARGAMING@GMAIL.COM


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