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    Greetings, Potential Compatriots!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Osmio, Jul 4, 2015.

    I stumbled across this place a few days ago, and, after lurking like some sort of animal for a while, I decided it was in my best interest to simply man-up and join in.

    Alright, so, I guess this is the part where I tell you that my life has always been a little rough. When I was a kid, my family moved almost yearly, never staying in the same place for more than three years, which, of course, was a bit distressing. I always hated losing all my old friends just to go somewhere new and lose the new friends later. I also suffered depression and anxiety to the point where some days I would be ripping my hair out, while on other days, I would be unable to even get the motivation to walk. I did find an escape though: Fiction.

    The first fiction novel I ever finished, The Hobbit, was like a portal to a better world. I was not some awkward antisocial and nerdy kid, but I was part of a grand journey, an epic adventure. I quickly forgot about my own life and delved into Tolkien's world, which, I must say, was much preferable to mine.

    From that moment on, I wanted nothing more than to make my own world. I wanted to make characters who would both love and hate this world. I wanted to share this world with as many people as would read it.
    Unfortunately, I lost my motivation recently. I hope that being in a community of other writers will refresh my mind.

    Thanks for having me, guys and girls. Stay beautiful.
     
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    Hi Osmio,

    If you stay long enough, you'll learn that I'm a bit of a grammar Nazi...so, do your really believe that we're all potential members of the same nation as you?

    Don't take this the wrong way, it's just that I believe that, as writers, we should choose our words very carefully.
     
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    I was referring to the forum as a nation for the sake of the title. Of course, it's not an ideal comparison, so the confusion is understood.
     
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    Komposten Insanitary pile of rotten fruit Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Welcome to the forum, Osmio!

    I'm sure you'll fit right in here and find again the motivation that once pushed you toward wonder and beyond! E.g., if you're looking for a little inspiration you could take a look at the forum's writing contests (see my signature for links).

    Here's a link to the New Member Quick Start, by the way. It will take you through the forum's rules and general layout.

    Have fun! :)
     

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