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August 2, 2018

Help support the Sweek community – become a Sweek Keeper!

UPDATE: The New Sweek Keepers

After reviewing a number of excellent applications, the Sweek team is proud to introduce the new Sweek keepers:

 
 
 
 

 

You probably know most of them from their incredibly popular stories here on Sweek, and if you don’t, now’s a good time to check them out. If you have any questions about Sweek or our contests, looking for writing tips, or simply want to chat about stories or anything else, feel free to hit them up!

Thanks to everyone who applied, your enthusiasm for Sweek is truly inspiring! We hope to see you around on the platform and in future Sweek keeper recruitment rounds!

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Hey Sweekers! Our community keeps on growing, and we’re absolutely thrilled to see so many talented people sharing their stories here. This also means that we are looking for more Sweek Keepers to assist us in organizing competitions, spotting the best stories, and helping the Sweek community get the most out of the platform by providing tips and collecting feedback.

If you’d like to become part of the Sweek Keepers’ team, make new friends, develop your international network as well as your experience as a brand ambassador, then this is definitely something for you!

Your responsibilities as a Sweek Keeper would include:
  • Answering questions about Sweek, sharing important updates and providing feedback about the platform
  • Gathering feedback from the community and reporting it to the Sweek team
  • Staying up to date with the content of Sweek and helping us organise competitions, selecting stories etc.
  • Promoting Sweek on your own social media channels and in relevant groups
Ideally the English-Speaking Sweek Keeper:
  • Is fluent in English
  • Has a positive mindset and can-do attitude 🙂
  • Is a good communicator and is able to answer questions on relatively short notice
  • Always behaves in a professional and friendly manner

If you think you have what it takes to be a Sweek Keeper, then fill in the form that you’ll find here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18GGSmj8pSX7C4v5pHiJ-Y1IZBQ6KwE1nIdNwzTyQTN0/viewform?edit_requested=true

The deadline for the application is the 31st of August!

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What do our current Sweek Keepers have to say?

Want some insider information before you apply? Here’s what our current Sweek Keepers have to say about their experience:

Alpha:

https://sweek.com/profile/445783/74088

 One of the greatest things that has happened to me ever since I joined Sweek (well, aside from the amazing people and books on the platform) is being a Sweek Keeper.

Being a Sweek Keeper gives you the opportunity to do something greater than yourself – that is, help a whole community of writers, answer questions, assist them and be a voice they need in HQ.

 My time as a Sweek Keeper has been great and I have enjoyed every second of it.

 Shahzoda:

https://sweek.com/profile/200614/74088

For me, being a Sweek Keeper means being involved in the community and helping Sweekers reach new heights. If joining a group of amazing and dedicated writers who are there to lift up others and each other sounds like your kind of fun, then becoming a Sweek Keeper is the way to go.

Royal888

https://sweek.com/profile/426299/74088

I joined the Sweek Keeper team because it sounded exciting and fun. Signing up to become a Sweek Keeper helped me meet new people and I totally recommend that you apply. If you don’t get into the program the first time, try again. I have learnt so much from my team and look forward to learning more in years to come. I think joining social media is not compulsory, but in my view, it can support you as a Sweek Keeper to connect with the Sweek community outside Sweek and share the love of writing and reading which Sweek promotes. That’s what Sweek is about; the love of reading, writing and learning.

Rashmi:

https://sweek.com/profile/235954/74088

Responsibility – yes; fun – indeed; but what gives an edge to a Sweek Keeper is FRIENDS, lots of new friends and the best part is – they all share the same love – love of reading and the same passion of writing!

Before you apply, please be aware that this is a volunteer position. If you’re motivated by a love of writing and a desire to grow your network socially, artistically, and professionally, then we look forward to hearing from you!

You can find the official Sweek Keeper profile, featuring writing tips, reviews, and interviews, here: https://sweek.com/profile/550516/74088 

 

 

July 30, 2018

Introducing Sweek Weekly Writing Prompts!

Hey Sweekers!

We’re thoroughly enjoying all the great content that you’re posting, and we’re hungry for more! We think it would be fun to jump-start your creativity by putting it to the test in our newest initiative – the Sweekly Writing Prompts! Through these writing prompts, we hope to give to you a weekly dose of inspiration to make your literary voices heard, practice your technical writing skills, and provide the voracious readers of the Sweek community with even more excellent content! Here’s how it’s going to work:

Every week, we will be posting a new writing prompt on our social media channels and as a new chapter of our Sweek Writing Prompts Story on Sweek – these may take the form of phrases, writing assignments, scenarios and more. To participate you just need to publish your story with the #sweekwritingprompt tag  – it’s as simple as that! It’s up to you whether you want to publish your stories separately, or as different chapters of one story. Your creativity is what counts!

Are you ready for this challenge? Let’s get started right away! Do you have an idea for the next writing prompt? Comment below and your suggestion might be chosen as the official Sweek Writing Prompt!

WRITING PROMPT WEEK 1

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… it reads: “DO NOT MARRY HIM!”

WRITING PROMPT WEEK 2

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You’ve just received the bill after a lovely dinner date, when you notice that the waiter has scribbled a message at the bottom of it. It reads: “RUN!”.  “What’s the matter?” your date asks…

WRITING PROMPT WEEK 3

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You’re a vampire that has become allergic to blood.

WRITING PROMPT WEEK 4

The Allied invasion of Normandy never happened. It is now the present day.

WRITING PROMPT WEEK 5

You get access to a time machine, but you can only use it once. Where would you go and what would you do?

WRITING PROMPT WEEK 6

As global warming continues to melt the ice caps, something is revealed in the thawing landscape of the arctic. Something huge.

WRITING PROMPT WEEK 7

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A literature professor realizes that he can talk to the authors of the books he teaches.

WRITING PROMPT WEEK 8

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You’re an intergalactic food critic, traveling the galaxy and reviewing its different cuisines. Today, you’re visiting an exciting new planet called “Earth”.

WRITING PROMPT WEEK 9

You've left the wizarding world after falling in love with a muggle, and while you do miss magic, these muggles sure have some nifty inventions of their own...

You’ve left the wizarding world after falling in love with a muggle, and while you do miss magic, these muggles sure have some nifty inventions of their own…

WRITING PROMPT WEEK 10

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You’re the Devil’s advocate. Literally. As Satan’s attorney, you have to get him off for all the evil deeds he’s accused of. It’s a demanding job, but you’re very good at it.

WRITING PROMPT WEEK 11

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1. St. Petersburg
2. Cappuccino.
Write a story beginning with the first word, and ending with the second one.

WRITING PROMPT WEEK 12

Describe a day in the life of a retired superhero

 

WRITING PROMPT WEEK 13

Writing prompt

1. Let’s eat, grandma.
2. Let’s eat grandma.
Write a story connecting these two sentences! (This week’s writing prompt was suggested by @SilverStockings)

Head on over to your Sweek account to get started!