1. stormr

    stormr Member

    Apr 7, 2013
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    plainwell, mi

    Hello people

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by stormr, Apr 7, 2013.

    First off, Hi. My name is Brian, new to writing, even though I'm 38 years old. My girlfriend somehow got me into the idea that I could write a book. Basically I have a very active imagination, and am always thinking up something, I also watch alot of movies. Anyways my girlfriend has a b/a in english lit, and was talking about writing a book on this story she had come up with. This was after we watched the hunger games. I told her I had this cool idea for a story too, and told her some of my ideas, she said it would be a good story. That was awhile ago, and abotu 3 weeks ago it popped back in my head at work, and I just started creating characters, scenes, plots, and wrote down several pages of notes and started on it. Only real problem I am having is that I see it all in my mind, playing out like a movie and have trouble with getting it down on the computer.
    Some background on me: I work in a plastics factory full time, pretty boring job, gives me lots of time to think about stuff (like jotting down notes for my book) I dont have any actual writing background, this is a completely new thing for me and has been fun so far, hopefully I dont get frustrated and give up like I do with alot of other stuff. I plan on visiting these forums alot, and reading through this place hopefully to keep me motivated, and yes I am sure I will be posting plenty of questions along the way. I did already go through the rules of the site, and I will try to keep my typing in correct form for everyone, If your read this first post of mine, then please forgive any future misspellings and lack of uppercase letters, or punctuation. Often i get carried away and my fingers tend to work along side my brain and everything just flows out (wich is good at times) unfortunatly there isnt a built in spell checker here, so bear with me on that guys. Also I am completely open to any suggestions and comments from the members here to help me through my first book journey.

  2. Banzai

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

    Mar 31, 2007
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    Reading, UK
    Welcome to Writing Forums, stormr!

    I hope you find what you're looking for here, whatever your interests in writing.

    This forum aims to provide the best workshopping resources on the internet, and to that end we have a few rules which you should familiarise yourself with before you get stuck in. The main section of the site is the Writing Workshop, where members can post their writing in order to receive critique of their work.

    However, before we allow members to post their work, they must have met some basic requirements. Firstly, you must have been a member for fourteen days, and have made twenty posts on the forum overall (please note, posts in Word Games do not count towards this). This is so that members, when they post their work, have familiarised themselves with the forums and contributed to them (as well as hopefully learned something for themselves). Secondly, members must provide two constructive reviews of other people's work for each piece of their own that they wish to post. This is because we believe that the focus of workshopping should be equally upon giving reviews as receiving them, as they allow a writer to practice and improve their editing skills, which they can then apply to their own writing.

    Beyond the Writing Workshop, you will find that we have extensive forums for discussion of aspects of writing, as well as a community area for general discussion. We also run periodic short story and poetry contests, which are good for challenging yourself and expanding your skills. The requirements of the Writing Workshop don't apply to the contests, so new members are allowed (nay, encouraged!) to get stuck in and enter! We also have a growing short story club (think book club, but with short stories!), which you can find stickied in the Book Discussion forum.

    If you have any questions or problems, then the moderators (myself, Lemex and Dante Dases) should be your first port of call. Any technical problems with the site itself should be directed to Daniel, the site administrator and owner. I would recommend you have a look over the rules so that you know what to expect, and what is expected. But aside from that, I hope you enjoy your time here.


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