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    Hi. New here

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Evangelina_Rose, Apr 9, 2009.

    Hi everyone. I've been lurking and decided to finally jump in. :) I'm looking foward to learning alot more from everyone here.

    I've always wanted to write a novel but I don't have a creative bone in my body. :rolleyes: I love to read, but yet, I still can't come up with anything that's even remotely interesting or original...:confused:

    I've actually never really tried to write anything, I just assumed I wouldn't be able to since I'm not creative, and so all I do is think about writing instead of actually writing. So, I'm hoping I can get some motivation and inspiration from y'all to help me along. :D


    ~Evangelina Rose~
     
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    Hi and welcome! :)
     
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    Hey there Evangelina...take a deep breath, a pen and a blank sheet of paper, and listen to Natasha Bedingfield's Unwritten, your hands start writing on their own..lol, well that works for me...maybe it'll for you too ;)

    Welcome to WF-hope you have a great time here..:)
     
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    Hello Evangelina, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    So close to Evangeline Lily...

    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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    Taking the time to see what other people do and have done is why I'm here. I wasn't planning on posting any of my work first, because like I said, I haven't written anything yet.

    "So close to Evanageline Lily" Am I supposed to know what that means?
     
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    Evangeline Lilly (sic) is an actress in the popular TV series Lost. I had a quick chuckle at the name similarity. No offense intended
     
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    Welcome to the forums Evangelina. I'm new too so hopefully we will both get something out of this site. I'm pretty sure we will.

    And good luck starting writing. Try sitting down and writing anything that comes to mind and maybe you will get a good plot for a book.
     

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