If you've found this page you're probably interested in the student discount. Read on and I'll tell you more about it.
Writing can be a cheap and therapeutic way for students to get a little bit of escapism from their studies, and the same goes for graduates who have yet to secure the job they've trained for. However, writing projects can end up so big, unwieldy, deep, or downright complex that you might want help to keep working on it - including the kind of help I offer.
Many students are also under financial pressure, so paying for the services I offer can become difficult, especially if you order multiple consultations over time. That's why I offer a fun way to secure yourself a month-long discount that you can use as many times as you want in return for your help raising The Character Consultancy's profile!
Students and graduates are, by definition, well-educated on specific subjects. Worldbuilding is the development of a world that is well-crafted from as many different perspectives as possible.
What I want you to do: Write guest blog entries, discussion board replies, and web site articles in your area of expertise for the online writing community who enjoy worldbuilding, with a link to any page on www.thecharacterconsultancy.co.uk, and have your work posted on any of the below web sites.
What I give in return: A 20% discount on anything on my price list, including consultations. See my price list for the current prices.
Feel like giving it a try but not sure what to write?
If your article is accepted then it is likely that it will be put in a queue to be posted on the web site on a particular day. If the delay is longer than you would like, feel free to conact me and ask about claiming your discount in the meantime.
Please pick from the following list of options.
The Writing Cooperative
What is It? A blog that specialises in helping writers to improve their skills
How To Contribute: Follow their submission requirements. Don't worry, it's not too scary! You will need to declare that you are receiving a discount for mentioning The Character Consultancy, within the post.
What Is It? An online and printed resource for writers to get the inspiration they need to overcome writer's block and rediscover their love of writing!
How To Contribute: Follow the submission guidelines
Example 1 | Example 2
What Is It? A place for TTRPG gamers, writers, and other hobbyists to read and learn about how to improve their craft. Note that you need to have used my service before in order to justify mentioning my service.
How To Contribute: Follow the editorial guidelines
Example 1 | Example 2
The following are discussion web sites so any articles you write there are automatically accepted unless you break their terms of service. However, to ensure that your submissions are of decent quality, please ensure that you write at least 1,000 words. This is in addition to the requirements for the presence of keywords and a link to The Character Consultancy.
When the entry has gone up, email me on @ with a link to it, and as soon as I've confirmed that I've got it you are welcome to start booking your discounted sessions.
Not at all! 'Students and graduates' is just a quicker and easier way of saying 'educated or expert in a given field'. All I'm looking for is articles written by people who are knowledgeable about something. If you have enough in-depth knowledge about any subject that you could write 1,000ish words about it, then you qualify!
Examples: One of my contacts dropped out of college in his first year. However, he has spent 10 years training in martial arts. He could write about that if he chose to.
Similarly, if you grew up on a farm then you will have plenty of knowledge about the practical side of agriculture. Feel free to think out side of the box!
I'm always happy to discuss suggestions with you. If you have a Discord account, why not join my Discord server so that you can discuss potential subjects, either with me directly or with the other folks on the server? We're a friendly bunch!
If you are (or have been) a student then it's easy to think that this is going to be like writing an academic paper. It's not. Most guest blog entries are around 1,000 words long, far less-heavily referenced than an academic paper would be, and are written for entertainment purposes.
So don't be afraid - have fun with writing something fun, related to what you're studying!
Good luck, and I look forward to working with you!
For the curious:
* A keyword is a search term; the word or words that people type into search engines to get the results they want. Use them at least two or three times in an article if you can.
**A back-link is a link to a web site on another web site. Google takes into account the number of back-links a web site has and how high-profile the web site is that the link appears on. That is how Google calculates where to rank the web site being linked to. I would like the highest ranking possible.