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    Hello :)

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by [audra|june], May 30, 2009.

    Well I'm new here,obviously, and I'm only sixteen but I've been writing stories since i was five. I always start a story and can never finish it. This kind of irratates my mom because she's always wondering what happened to the characters. I always start determined then i think of something else or just get stuck and I never finish them. In other words my mind is full of unfinished stories and I thought this site might help me at least get to the end and to the editing stage if not farther :).
     
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    Hello Audra June!

    I started writing when I was a little younger than you (I'm now 21), I remember very well what it was like to have so many ideas that it was hard to finish. These days I have just as many ideas, the problem is having time to write them down in the first place. :)

    I'm also new to the site but I'm sure there are some forums that discuss writer's block, which may offer you some creative approaches to getting through sticky spots. My personal experience is that if I have an area that slows me down there is a problem with the story that's holding me back. When I face that I try to either go back and determine what it is, or play out different outcomes in my mind to see if any of them have a more natural flow.

    I'd be happy to get to know you better if you'd like a forum friend, I hope this helps!

    Lily
     
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    Hello Audra|June, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    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.

    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.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
     

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