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    heya

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by schofield_pitt, Jan 5, 2009.

    Hey... I'm new to the whole forum thing, so I'm not entirely sure how it all works, but I've been suffering a MASSIVE case of writer's block, so my friend suggested I check it out.
    It would be much appreciated if anyone could offer some help or advice!

    Thanks! :cool:
     
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    Hi, I'm a new member as well and I'm new to forums in general too, but I've been writing for awhile. I find if I have a writers block I focus on a different idea all together, be it in writing or in art (I'm a webcomicker). After awhile I feel I've given my creaticity a boost and I return to my first project and read over. Usually I'm able to come up with more stuff after using my creativity in other places.

    Brainstorming is a great way to search for ideas. However, don't ever limit yourself. Once you head spews ideas, accept them and write them down. There's time for editing later. It's important to just get your thoughts across.

    Well, hope I was of help, and if you need some more help or just want to chat, just pm me. ^^
     
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    Hello Schofield, 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 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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