Joining CWALA

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Want to join the madness?

Here at CWALA we're always looking for fresh blood. Joining the organization isn't particularly difficult. There's just a few things you have to do.

  1. Create a character. The character can be anything you want, but try and put some depth into them. Give a little background and make sure it's clear why they are joinig CWALA. Also try and make the character believable. A superhuman demi-god character is likely to be frowned upon. Someone that strong wouldn't be fun to use in stories because there would be no stopping them.
  2. Write a story on how your character meets and joins CWALA. This doesn't have to be a long story, but it should at least be long enough to make a decent introduction. If you just write a quick paragraph saying so-and-so walks into the office says hi and joins, we're not likely to use that character or accept them as one of our own.
  3. Make sure that you post your story on whatever forum we are posting on. Currently we post on the War Room at Also make sure that your story has "CWALA Init" included in the title, so other authors recognize it.
  4. Once you've done steps 1, 2, and 3, just wait. If our writers like what you've created, they will begin using your character in their stories and you are considered an official member. While waiting, please do not plague us with questions like "Is my character good? Am I a member?" Our writers do have lots of things to do, and aren't always able to write. If you don't see your character being used right away, don't panic. We may just not be writing stories at the moment.

Once your character starts showing up in other stories, feel free to start writing more stories. However, when you write your stories make sure you keep up with the current plot and the guidelines authors have set for their characters. If you start making drastic changes to another author's character that author is liable to become very upset with you. Verbal violence will probably ensue. If you don't have any ideas on how to use someone's character, read through the archives and see how they've been used in the past.