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    Greetings

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chanel95, Jul 3, 2016.

    hi,
    I'm an aspiring author from the UK. I joined a while ago but never did anything with my membership.
    I love to write but I always abandon my projects because I always feel as though they aren't good enough. So that's frustrating.

    I'd love to meet other writers, gain more writing tips and confidence
     
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    Komposten Insanitary pile of rotten fruit Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Welcome!

    It sounds like you have come to the right place! A lot people here meet the same (or similar) challenges in writing. Just have a look around, ask questions and discuss!

    Here's a link to our New Member Quick Start, it should get you started.

    Enjoy!
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    I.A. By the Barn A very lost time traveller Contributor

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    Hello! This website has greatly increased my confidence with writing so I'm sure it will for you. Have fun!
     
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    Hi, thank you very much. I'm excited to learn from this website. There's so much to explore, I don't know where to start!
     
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    hello there and welcome! It seems like everyone always thinks their work sucks (myself included), but that just means you care. Looking back on the rest of your life I'm sure you remember that everything you ever did the first time (ok there are minor exceptions) wasn't very good at first. Practice, refine, and you'll get there. Give up and you won't! Good luck and don't forget to have fun! :)
     
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    Ditto, abandon your projects and they'll never be good enough. See, it's already started; we can't help it!
     
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    Hello, just now I am procrastinating from writing a story I am writing that I hate.... :nosleep:
     
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    Welcome back! I recently came here myself, and I can tell you that by surrounding yourself with people of a similar interest is a great way to build your confidence.

    Even the best works of literature started at a single word on a singe page at one point, and none of them were great at first

    First get it done, then get it right!
     
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    Welcome to the madhouse!:D
    Oh, everyone experiences some version of it. I don't hate my work, I more feel unsatisfied with what I'm doing, and bored, and chase shiny new ideas. Although maybe that's more ADHD than this hating your writing thing people have.
    Anyway, here's your member's uniform;
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    And have fun!
     
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    Thanks guys! Definitely get bored with my work as well and move on as quickly as I started it!
    It's already encouraging to see that people go through similar things on here. I just know I can make writing more rewarding if I'm on here :)
     

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