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    Hello! :)

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dixie92, May 11, 2013.

    I figured out about a year ago that I'd love to write for a hobby. But within this past year, I haven't taken the time to write, or when I did take the time, I'm too critical of my own "randomly written" stuff and I have no idea on how to start a well planned project. Also, I seem to lack that inspiration filter, the process of using daily life as inspiration for writing, so I've run into a writer's block problem before I've even started. I don't want to give up and just say I'm not a writer, because I know I am, I just don't know where to start. Any advice is helpful, but otherwise, hello everyone! :)
     
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    Welcome Dixie, this is a great place to develop your ability. :)
     
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    Hi Dixie, welcome to the forums.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Dixie92!

    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.


    Banzai
     
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    Welcome to the forums! Don't worry about inspiration. It will eventually come. :)
     
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    Hi!

    Yeah, I don't think you should give up either. If think you have something, you most likely do!

    One thing I did a couple months ago, was sign up for a continuing education creative writing class.

    It did wonders for me! Maybe that would be a neat idea for you as well. It did run around $100, so if that isn't in your budget, just jointing this forum is a great decision! There are a lot of threads with prompts and such that I am sure would be a great place to start!

    Good luck, and I look forward to your writing! (I'm also new here!) :)
     
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    I've been looking for some online sources to help me out, like iTunes U lectures or online class materials, but nothing has really struck me as interesting yet.
     
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    You should try video lectures on literature, as they provide a great insight on how to craft a story.
     

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