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    Hello :)

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by misaditas, Oct 27, 2008.

    Hi everyone! My name is Helen and I'm a writer currently living in the UK.

    I've always enjoyed making up stories, ever since I was a child, but I've been committing them to paper since 1999. I write a lot of 'fanfiction' - that is stories based on TV shows and the like. Since I am a HUGE sci fi fan, most of those shows are science fiction.

    I also write original fiction. I have a sci fi novel half-complete called Out of Time, which is set on Earth in the near-future.

    Come November, I'll be doing NaNoWriMo for the second year. Really looking forward to it now I actually have an idea. It's fantasy and has pirates and magic in it (sort of like Sinbad, I suppose).

    I'm brimming with ideas for this and November can't come soon enough :)
     
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    Hey!

    Yea... i'm a noob to the website, but just like you i love writing and i started writing when i was really little. My problem is that i never finish any story i start! But i love sci-fi novels too! Well ttyl!


    ~Shannon

    (lol yea thats my name lol)
     
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    Hello Helen, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    This will be my first stab at NaNoWriMo. Mine will be pure SF, and frankly, I'm stressing over how I will ever find the time to get in my daily 1670!

    Posting your own work should not be the very first thing you do here. It is really worthwhile 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.

    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 reviewing as a critical 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). 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.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
     
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    Thanks Shannon and Cogito.

    NaNo is a lot easier than it sounds, to be honest. The key is in the preparation, although having said that, there's still things I don't know. But this week I've been researching topics as diverse as the structure of ships to Edwardian dress!

    I shouldn't worry about it, just have characters you believe in and something resembling a plot and you'll be fine ;)

    I look forward to reading. I'm unlikely to post my own writing for sometime, as at the moment it's all background for my novel. Also I highly doubt there are all that many Farscape fans on the boards, so the fanfiction continue to go elsewhere.
     
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    Hello; nice to meet you! :)
     
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    It's good to meet ya!
     

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