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    Hi all i am new writer

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ghost Arlong, Sep 14, 2012.

    i am intending to write a story and i realy need some help because i am new at it, And i hope some one could tell me steps for it and thank you very much



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    i might have bit issue writing in English so please forgive me if i putted wrong spelling for some words
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Ghost Arlong!

    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 requirments. 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.

    If you have any questions or problems, then the moderators (myself, Cogito, 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.


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    Need a guide

    ok be a member for 14 days

    Post 20 posts where do i do that?

    Where do i search for the steps for writing a story ?

    I wrote some of it but i have many issues in it

    Please need help and a guide for thise site

    Thank you very much
     
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    do you really mean just a 'story' [= short story], or a novel/book?

    the best way to learn how to write anything, is to read the works of the best writers of whatever it is you want to write...

    as for site info, you'll find links to all that at the right side of the main page in the 'important information' box...

    meanwhile, welcome to the forums!

    love and hugs, maia
     
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    Ok i found out that the story i am writing is a novel

    Uhhh is it realy important to put the number of words in my story beacause i dont think i would like to count them

    By the way what i realy hope after finishing my story is to make it like animes do you think thats possible

    If yes i hope some one show me the way

    If no i wont give up and ill keep searching untill i find a way to make dream come true
     
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    it's a novel, if it'll be 80-100k words and aimed at the adult market... if it's for YA, then it can be as few as 40k...

    and you don't have to count words, your word processing program does that for you... or, if you can't figure out how to access that info, each page will contain approximately 250 words, if it's formatted properly, so you can just multiply that by how many pages you have...

    animes are illustrated and do not contain as many words as a prose novel would... if you're not an artist, i doubt you'll find anyone to pay you for the text only... though i could be wrong, not being up on this medium...

    you don't need anyone to show you the way... all you need do is study the bestselling ones and then do what their authors did... and you can find lots of how-to info with a google search...
     

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