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    Guided towards inspiration

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jesstro, May 30, 2011.

    Hello, the name's Jessie. I came here while searching for a forum that would provide me with food for my thoughts. I used to write quite a bit, from poems to short stories, hoping that one day I could write for a living. However, like so many, I abandoned that dream and found myself seeking a secure job to take care of bills and other domestic obligations. So it's been 10 years, and have not written a complete story, just notes, outlines, and ideas. I would share them with friends and family and they would say, "Man! Why don't you write?" Unbeknownst to them, its fear of failing, and fear of displaying my weaknesses, which may be many, that kept me from taking action. Nevertheless, I found this forum and was inspired by the professionalism and creativity. I hope to learn much and at the same time find that motivation that I left behind. Sorry, a little long there on the intro. In any case, definitely great to be here! :D
     
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    Welcome sir.

    Use the fourm, abuse it if you will but don't forget to write.
     
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    You sound splendid and delicious. Like you (I think), I want to be the very best, like noone ever was. </reference>
     
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    This is the forum you have rightly chosen. You can speak up your mind. Here all of us, being a community of writers, readers, critics are here to perk up our creative capacities and learn from others and share all else. Here we can check our styles and learn what needs tuning. I read many posts and whenever I feel necessary I post a reply.

    I am writer too, yet I have not published anything here on this forum. Now I am much occupied with reading what others have to say and by that I can know wherein I lack. I know there is immense lacking in me. Writing is a staggering job, not that easy to do and the objective of writing is, mostly if not always, to put your ideas across a panel of experts.

    You are welcome here and together we can journey as writers and enjoy publishing works after.
     
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    Welcome, Jessie. :)
     
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    Welcome, Jessie. I am looking forward to your contributions....
     
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    Hello Jessie, Welcome to the Creative Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Writing Workshop before you try to post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on should not be among the very first things you do here anyway. 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 Writing Workshop, 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 Writing Workshop, 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. We also impose a two-week waiting period before you may post writing for critique, to give you time to become familiar with what is expected and how the site operates. The Writing Workshop 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 Writing Workshop 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 the RPG forum for improvisational fiction. Also try 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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