Ticknall Life community magazine depends heavily on the contributions of volunteer writers. Our magazine can only be sustained by the support and involvement of the volunteer community.
But that’s fine – we do it for the community. We create articles for ourselves, for each other and for visitors, too. And – say it quietly – it’s really good fun! Writing – and publishing – is a very satisfying and rewarding thing to do, especially when you are part of a team of like-minded people.
So, what do you need to get started?
Well, what you don’t need is experience. You will require a bit of free time and access to a computer of some kind, ideally with a connection to the internet, but what you need most is enthusiasm – perhaps for writing but more likely for your pet subject whether it be local history or some aspect of life in Ticknall – or whatever.
Or you may just want to help this community project in any way you can. That’s great. We need you! And it’s not just writers – there are ‘behind the scenes’ things you can get involved in, too. For instance, we need help with building the Trades and Services directory. So come and join the Ticknall Life team and tell us about your interests.
On the front page is a dark red button – just a click away from submitting your first post. It may be a short ‘memo’ to draw the attention of visitors to some event perhaps. Or it could be a full article with images. You don’t need an account to get started.
Some posts on the site are what we call stubs – obvious topics that ought to be covered, but which are as yet unwritten. I can create a user account for you and assign the article to your account and you can set to work on the post whenever you get a few moments. Easy-Peasy!
If you have any questions we would be delighted to hear from you via the contact form.