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    Greetings

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Leviathanos, Oct 30, 2009.

    Greetings folks. I've been writing since i'm like 9-10 and i feel now that i really want to get something finished. I have some issues though as i don't know what genre i should write. I love fantasy and sci-fi, but am i ready for that? But am i good enough to write a drama about real-life? If you got any ideas or suggestions please tell me. Currently reading the satanistic books to get some inspiration incase i want to write a fantasy (and they're good)
     
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    Hello Leviathanos, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Whatever genre you want to write for, there is always a learning curve you have to climb before your work will be publishable. There may or may not be such a thing as raw talent, but there is always plenty of hard work and a lot to learn before you can hope to be published.

    Posting your own work should not be among the very first things you do here. It is worth taking the time 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.

    Also, be aware that posting a piece of writing on any public site, including this one, will greatly diminish your chances of selling it for publication. Removing the writing later does not alter that fact - once posted, it is irreversibly considered published. So do not post anything more than a small excerpt of any piece you are planning to submit for publication.

    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 constructive critique as a vital 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). Also, please use the same thread for all revisions and additional excerpts from the same piece of writing. 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.

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    Hi there and welcome!

    It's pretty difficult to say who should write what in my opinion. My opinion is that you should write what you enjoy to read. No harm in experimenting with a variety of different genres and see what you enjoy most.
    I have learnt so much since visiting these forums - enjoy!!
     
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    Yeah, i decided to dig up my old book...which only got an half chapter. A sci-fi story. Thanks for the advice(s)
     
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    hello, and welcome!
     
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