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    Hi

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by j.piet, Feb 20, 2011.

    Hi. I have a story to write, but cannot do it on my own. I joined this forum to hopefully find help, possibly even a co-writer. The story is factual but will need to be fictionalized. It's a love story that involves the light and dark forces.
     
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    welcome!

    if you do go with a co-writer, be sure to have a collaboration contract in place before writing a single word together!... there are many horror stories out there about those who didn't and lost the rights to their own work, as a result...

    love and hugs, maia
     
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    Hi!

    Send me a message with more info on what your story is about!
     
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    Thanks for the replies. I am very guarded about my story because it is "my" story. And it would be very easy for someone to take the gist of it and create it. So, I don't plan on giving it away without some form of legality involved.

    The stories involved within the story are also highly involved, but it is all related and unravels itself as it goes along. It's a good story.. I just don't know how to write it.
     
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    Hello J, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    You should count on writing it on your own. That's what writers do. Even those that collaborate haqve to prove themselves first, or else what sane person would take them on as a co-writer?

    Please read How to Use the Writing Workshop 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 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. 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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