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The hardest thing about writing is

  1. Getting words on paper - I'm too busy

    4 vote(s)
    44.4%
  2. Believing in myself - who would want to read my work

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    44.4%
  3. Competing against the world - there so many books out there already

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
  4. It's not difficult

    2 vote(s)
    22.2%
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  1. EditorM
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    Crossing the line

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by EditorM, Sep 5, 2016.

    Hi everyone, I've been an editor for a number of years, left the industry to freelance, and I'm also now starting to write. It's very different being on this side of the fence! I have a lot of respect for writers who can complete a first draft - and really understand how it can be a mountain to climb.

    Aside from starting to write a fiction novel, I'm looking to understand the psychology behind writing - why do you (any of you) write. What are you hoping to achieve? What do you fear the most? What causes you the most pain?

    I hope to get a chance to connect with a number of you in time. As a former editor from on of the big companies, I'm also happy to answer insider questions should you have any!
     
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    KaTrian A foolish little beast. Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Hi, and welcome to WF!

    Awesome to get an editor here! I'm sure people will have a lot of questions to ask and would be glad to hear about your experiences.

    Here's our New Member Quick Start to get you started. See you around! :)

    -Kat
     
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    There was a thread some time ago focusing on this. Perhaps that'll get you started.

    As for insider questions, that sounds great. Thank you for offering this. I don't have any ATM, but I'm sure some will come up.
     
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    Welcome to the forum. It'd be great to get some thoughts from the other side of writing. There are a lot of threads where your experience would be helpful.
     
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    Poacher turned gamekeeper? :)

    Welcome to the forum.

    I'm looking forward to reading your critiques.
     
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    Fiction novel? Is that what they are calling it now at the big companies?
     
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    Mumble Bee The writer formerly known as Chained. Contributor

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    I'll copout and answer your question with another question; what's the hardest part of a decathlon?
     
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    Haha:p well spotted.
     
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    I like the analogy...
     

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