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    Doing It

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JDI, Oct 12, 2008.

    Hello to all
    New to this forum
    Hoping to find support for my mini-writers-block, ergo, difficulty in maintaining the writing schedule I have set for me. Once I start, everything is generally fine, but starting is as difficult and unproductive as turning over a soggy engine in sub-zero weather.
    I'd like to share with other writers who have this problem. What would be the best place in the forum for this?
    All the best,
    JDI

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    Welcome! To answer your question, the General Writing forums, maybe, but we've got blogs here, too :)
     
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    Thanks!
    Could you elucidate the remark:"we've got blogs here too"?:confused:
    Thanks again
    JDI
     
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    Web logs-- You can post there about how you've been unproductive, and sometimes people will read it and reply. Support! :D
     
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    Welcome. :]
     
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    Hi and welcome, may your stay be long and fruitful.

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    Amen. Thanks.
     
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    Welcome to the boards.

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    Thanks for the welcome!
    All the best
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    Hello JDI, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    There are a number of threads about writer's block in the Writing Issues -> General Writing forum: How to deal with it, is there really such a thing, etc.

    Posting your own work should not be the very first thing you do here. It is really worthwhile to see what other people have done to improve their writing, and see if some of it applies to your writing as well. That is part of why we require members to review other members' work before posting their own for review. On the other hand, there are no restrictions, other than content and copyright rules, on showcasing your work in your member blog.

    If you haven't explored the site yet, you should probably do so soon. Newcomers often gravitate to the Lounge, the Word Games, or the Review Room, but there is much more to be discovered if you poke in the corners. Remember to check out our FAQ as well, and be sure to read through the forum rules, too, to avoid any misunderstandings or hurt feelings. Respect for one another is our principal mandate.

    As for the Review Room, new joiners often wonder why we do things a bit differently on this site than on other writing sites. We emphasize reviewing as a critical writing skill. Training your eye by reviewing other people's work helps you improve your own writing even before you present it for others to see. Therefore, we ask members to review other people's writing before posting work of their own. The Review Room forums on this site, therefore, are true workshops, not just a bulletin board for displaying your work (and on that note, please only post each item for review in one Review Room forum). See this post, Why Write Reviews Before Posting My Work? for more information.

    And while you're looking around, don't forget to check out our Weekly Short Story Contest and Weekly Poetry Contest. They actually run more than one week apiece, but any member may enter, and all members are urged to vote for their favorites.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
     
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