1. Nirethell
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    Hey Everyone!

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Nirethell, Nov 30, 2011.

    First and foremost I have to say I'm new here! Just signed up and it seems to be a great community!
    Now allow me to apologize for my grammar and spelling before I go any further..

    I've been a writer all my life, mainly I have always written lyrics and story's in song form.. But the last couple years I've been working on a novel.

    No I don't have any questions as of yet, this was just me introducing myself, and I'm sure I'll have tons of questions in the near future!

    Oh and I do apologize if I'm in the wrong discussion thread :/ I wasn't quite sure where if anywhere to put this!

    Thanks and it's nice to meet you all!
     
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    Welcome Nirethell!! I'm sure you'll find lots of good advice here. What's your novel about?
     
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    Welcome! I've also just started writing my first novel after spending years messing with poetry and songs.
     
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    Hey! Thanks Je33ie! Well the novel is about a young cardiologist; needs to stop a deadly virus from being created, a greedy billionaire, an assassin, and a twisted father.. That's the long story short :) I have the entire thing written out in my head and on my draft papers and I'm about 20k words into it already. I love the characters I love my plot and I'm sure I'll have complications in the future haha!

    The only reason it's not finished yet is I don't have a whole lot of writing time to actually put fingers to keystrokes! Working 70 hours a week will do that to ya!

    Although my job does give me a lot of research time!
     
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    How was the transition for you Jethelin? I found I was over describing everything and my dialogs needed tons of work lol!

    Just so everyone knows I type all of my forum stuff from my iPhone so I'm just gonna say damn you auto correct before it even happens!
     
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    Bah it was kind of rough at first. The first 20 pages of my novel are scheduled to be re-written due to horribly bland dialog. I've slowly gotten used to it, and the quality has improved noticeably. Still needs work though. The time it takes to complete such a massive project is the big problem with me. I went from a few minutes to maybe hours to write and correct a previous project, to hours and hours with only a fraction of progress. Still loving the change though, wish I had started sooner :cool:.
     
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    Oh man do I know what you mean there! I had actually put the novel down for a couple months (I lost all of my draft papers and ideas, therefore writers block struck me bad!) It was always on the back of my mind, and i always wanted to return to writing it, and finally the ideas came back, different of course, but they still worked just the same. When i started writing again, i had to reread what i had already written, and my god was it awful! The ideas where there, the story was there, but the way I had described stuff. Tacky at best! So a massive rewrite was in order! I took the best stuff and just changed everything for the better. Now that i have started to add to the story, and my characters have begun to develop I'm actually finding it easier to create what I actually want to happen. (if that makes any sense to you!)

    My biggest problem has got to be my spelling and grammar, If it weren't for spell check, i would be the worlds worst writer!

    I did have the idea to create persona's for each of the main characters before i started writing, so even though the dialog's were bland they had individual characteristics that told them apart! so that was a good thing!
     
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    That sounds like a lot of fun!! Keep motivated by coming on here every now and then and sharing your ideas :)
     
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    look down at the bottom of the sections menu page and you'll find the introduction section... you can ask a moderator to move this thread down there for you...

    meanwhile, welcome to wf.org!
     
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    Welcome to WF, Nirethell :) I hope you find everything you're looking for here!
     

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