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    Hello

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bookish_Introvert, May 27, 2015.

    Hi, I'm new to the forums. I've been writing basically my whole life, but I don't have real experience as a published author. Part of that is because I had to drop out of high school, and I haven't been able to start on my GED or go to college just yet. Although, honestly, I don't think it is absolutely necessary to have a degree in writing to be a good author. I do think it probably helps, though :-D"
    Anyway, I write YA, fantasy, romance, drama original fiction and I occasionally write fanfiction for practice and for fun. I did grow up writing fanfiction because when I was younger I got into a rut with my writing. I didn't what to write or how to make it interesting, and I feel like fanfiction was just the right amount of difficult to help me learn to write better and I found it very inspiring. I draw a lot of my inspiration from my own life experiences, from comic books, or superhero movies or cartoons. Not so much from books, so I guess that is something different about me. I don't know. The novel I'm currently working on is a YA urban-fantasy novel and I look forward to sharing it with you all.
     
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    Welcome to the forum!

    I don't consider myself to be the most avid reader, but regardless of having a degree or not, it's extremely beneficial to read books. Not just books, but anything you can find. Well written articles on blogs or web-sites that cater to things you like as well. I truly believe that it will improve your grammar and vocabulary. I have a foggy memory of high-school, but I know it wasn't exactly my favorite place either. Taking GED courses was hard for me, especially mathematics. Don't feel limited to what you can do. One thing I currently do is I pick a news web-site and read at least one article a day. It helps me immensely.
    Of course, you're not obligated to do anything I mentioned, but that's just my opinion.

    Also, urban-fantasy is a popular genre nowadays. It's always in demand. As far as writing fan-fiction, a lot of people like to start there before attempting anything else. It's perfectly normal to gain experience that way. Writing is supposed to be fun! I like reading some comic-books too, but you should try reading some urban-fantasy novels just to see what's out there.

    Glad to see more new members. I'm very interested in reading your work in the near-future.
     
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    Welcome, Bookish_Introvert!

    There are a lot of people around here who has some kind of degree in CW, but there are also a lot who has never taken a single lesson on the subject (like me, for example). I'm sure you'll fit right in!

    Here's a link to the New Member Guide, by the way. It will walk you through the forum's rules and other useful stuff.

    Have fun!
     
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    Hi! Welcome to the forum. :)

    I recently joined myself. You shouldn't worry about not having a degree in Creative Writing or English Language. I don't have one, either.

    I'm looking forward to reading your stuff!
     

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