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    Hi I'm new and Need some help with story Ideas

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tekqueen, May 21, 2011.

    Hi I'm Tekqueen,
    I am new to this forum and I wanted to say thanks to all those who have helped me to see where to post ideas for stories. I'm in the right place now so if I am wrong let me know where to post ideas. I am a creative writer fan fictions, fantacy romance, magical romance. I have some ideas that I'd like some thoughts on. :) Just wanted to know the correct place for my ideas to get some options on them and sorry about previous posts in other threads. I wasn't sure and I'm sorry.

    Tekqueen:cool:
     
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    Hi, and welcome to the forums. As for posting stories and such, there are the topics for certain writing pieces like Fan-Fiction, or just Novel excerpts. Also, for writing help there are the topics for that such as General Writing or the Spelling and Grammar topic.
     
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    Hello Tek Queen, Welcome to the Creative Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Writing Workshop before you try to post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on should not be among the very first things you do here anyway. 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.

    Also, be aware that posting a piece of writing on any public site, including this one, will greatly diminish your chances of selling it for publication. Removing the writing later does not alter that fact - once posted, it is irreversibly considered published. So do not post anything more than a small excerpt of any piece you are planning to submit for publication.

    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 Writing Workshop, 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 Writing Workshop, 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. We also impose a two-week waiting period before you may post writing for critique, to give you time to become familiar with what is expected and how the site operates. The Writing Workshop 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 Writing Workshop 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 the RPG forum for improvisational fiction. Also try 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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    Welcome, Tekqueen! Hope we can also enjoy your contributions and critiques....
     
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    I have some short paragraphs of ideas can I post them to general writing is that the correct place to post them at?

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    Why post ideas at all?

    A story concept means nothing. I can tell you now, it has all been done before. What matters is how you write it, the characterization, the flow, the imagery, all of it.

    There's no benefit in asking what other people think of the concept! They'll either say,"Sounds great," or, "it sounds like a ripoff of..."

    If the idea stirs you, write it. Then ask people what they think of the final story. After they tell you what they don't like about it, revise it, usually several times, until you're happy with it or until you throw up your hands and say the hell with it.

    Please read What is Plot Creation and Development?

    One of the lovely things about a story idea is that it can be made into more than one story without becoming stale. The hard part is learning how to tell them well.
     
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    Welcome. :)
     
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    Thank you to you all for being so welcoming :)
     

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