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    Hi there.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kimi-chan, Jul 25, 2011.

    My name is Kimi and I am 22 years old. I was diagnosed with High Functioning Autism, ADHD and Severe Anxiety. I am not in college or have a job due to these disabilities.

    I want to become a better writer and get past the stage of story development but so far I feel I'm just stressing myself. That's why I am looking for other writers who have disabilities and can maybe help me, as well as relate to the issues I currently have.

    Also, I am medicated for my ADHD. I also take anti-anxiety meds twice a day as needed but still its a struggle because of HFA. I am really into paranormal, fantasy and sci-fi stuff.
     
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    Hey Kimi! And welcome to the forums :) And no need to stress about writing, especially here, if you need any help or want to get some ideas, this is a great place to do so :) I look forward to seeing what you have to share.
     
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    Hello Kimi, 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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    Um... *bites her lip* That's... a lot of text to process... I don't think... I can process it all. :( I have difficulties with processing written things... at least if its something really long and hard to understand... maybe there is a way to summarize it?
     
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    He posts that on everyones introduction, it is a lot take in though. Honestly too, I don't think most people actually read it... But its basically saying you should know and respect the rules of the forum, that can be found on that link.

    Don't worry, its basically the same rules as anywhere on the internet. The biggest confusion is the Writing Workshop section, but I'm sure you'll figure everything out.
     
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    Okay that's good... I was kind of freaking out. XD I just want to learn how to be a better writer is all. I am good at processing things if they are explained in simple instruction... but as far as long walls of text go... yeah. x.x
     
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    :) Hi Kimi, Welcome to the Writing forums. If you ever need anyone to talk to, message me.
     
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