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    Hi. I'm new, unemployed and decided to write a novel.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MiserynGin, Sep 7, 2010.

    I always promised myself that if I were in this situation I would write a novel. I'm about 10,000 words in and am feeling pretty good about it. I think I should have no problem hitting 100,000 words.

    I hope I can learn some things here. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     
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    Good for you. It's great to see people using time away from work to be creative.

    Welcome!
     
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    Welcome to WritingForums. I am new hear myself but judging against other sites I have looked at, this is the one I like best (so far). What is the subject of your book?
     
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    Well, it's fiction, but I guess you could say it's chick lit (an hopefully not romance).

     
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    Greetings and welcome to the forum. If you want advice, you came to the right place. Practically everyone here has an opinion on everything. :)
     
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    Hello there and welcome to the forum :)

    Haha, I think that´s a wonderful way to deal with the situation :D
     
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    What a novel way to spend your spare time. (Sorry I just couldn't help it)

    Welcome to the forums and good luck with the novel.
     
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    Welcome. :)
    Writing a novel is a good way to make use of unemployment.
     
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    Hello Misery n Gin, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Review Room before you post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on 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.

    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 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 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. 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). 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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    Hi and welcome,
    It's horrible being unemployed, but at least if you do something with the time then it doesn't feel too bad.
     
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    Welcome! I think it's great that you've taken a sucky situation and turned it into something productive! Way to go, you!

    This place is great for advice. Everyone here is always really willing to give constructive feedback.
     
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    *waves* Hi there!
     
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