For the longest time I had a hard time with simple grammar and spelling. I wanted to improve, but I found my classes boring and the lessons uninteresting. I was at a loss as what to do. I wanted to improve, but I couldn’t find the drive to do so. That is until I learned about text based, post by post, online role playing. This style of role play provides a fun and interesting way to work on your writing skills. Plus, as an added bonus, it can help with team work skills, or with developing characters and plots.
There are many different ways to role play today. There are video games such as RPGs and MMORPGS (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Play Games). DnD (Dungeons and Dragons) style roleplays. Which is done in real time with large groups of people. Then there is the Post-By-Post style text based role play that is done online. To role play in this style you have to choose a character from a fandom* and create an account for it on the desired rp* website. Once you have the character you can usually begin to post, or begin to post with other characters. This style requires time and Patience. One person starts the post with their character. They can be on a task or looking for info, or even just wandering around, it doesn’t matter what they do since they are the first poster. After that someone else replies to this post with their own character responding to the first post ICly (In character).
But why would this style of role play be a much better and fun option for learning writing skills? It would be because it gives you a lot of freedom, and the ability to choose something interesting to write about. Without restricting it just to yourself. Because you write with a group of people you can have other peoples opinions instead of just your own. They can point out grammar and spelling errors, or if they feel an aspect of your writing needs work. The best part is that usually these people are willing to do it in a nice, and helpful manner. Most communities* require a person to create a HMD (How’s my driving) post in which anyone can can comment with critiques on the characterisation and tell the player if they need to improve their writing skills or style.
Another benefit to using this style of role play is that a person can learn to work in a collaborative style of work. In this role play it is impossible to get anywhere with out a least one other person. You have to talk with this other person and work a plot out together and make sure to watch each other’s posts for spelling and grammar errors. If the two people can’t work together then the scenario, or the story, will not get very far before it is impossible to continue. If a person is not careful, and if they don’t communicate properly in their tag* it can also confuse the person which they are trying to write with. As you both right others within the rp community* can read and also comment on what is written between the two. This way the person can still get feed back from more than one person. It also can provide amusement, and fun memories for all the people involved.