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    Hi!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Rhysirl, Mar 29, 2011.

    My name is Lori. I'm currently attending MCC in my last semester and hope to graduate this May with my AA if the faculty will stop losing my records. I love all things writing. I read 24/7. I keep my kindle and whatever book I'm reading with me wherever I go. If I was motivated enough, I would go on to a 4-year university to pursue becoming an editor because I love editing, but signing up for more school loans is definitely not what I want to do right now. Lol.

    As it stands now, I have a few small projects that I am working on for my Creative Writing class delving into the world of short stories, something I am new at. I have one huge project that I have been working on for almost 3 years now and hope to get some feedback from this forum. I enjoy writing mostly sci-fi/fantasy stuff, but I write whatever strikes my fancy. I don't feel the need to write something "deep" or about the "human condition." I just write to entertain.

    Since I have never had anyone in my circle of friends who enjoyed writing, I joined this forum to be able to talk about what I love most. I would love to meet other writers to share ideas and give/get some suggestions, all that jazz.


    -Lori
     
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    Hi and welcome to the forum. I like writing constantly, mainly sci-fi/ fantasy but as you say whatever strikes my fancy. I have been writing a story for about 11 years now, I didn't like my first draft so i am doing it all over again.
    I do have a friend who likes writing but she is in a writes block, it has been going for about 9 years now, she giving up, I am tried not to let her but I don't know if I should push her or not.
    I hope everything goes well for you, look forward in seeing some of your work:)
     
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    Sounds like me. I finally finished my big project and decided that I didn't like it so I am rewriting it, and it keeps moving off in directions that aren't working for me. Haha. I am having troubles with writer's block too, mostly in where to take the story next. I write for days and then go back and delete it all. If I ever finish it, it will be a miracle!
     
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    Tell me about, Lori. I kept wandering off to my other projects but I know if I leave the other one, I will end up leaving it for another 10 years and I don't want that. So god help me.
    Good luck anyway to you:) I have my finger cross for you.
     
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    Hello Lori, Welcome to the Creative Writing Forums.

    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. 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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    I only had a brief chance to glance over all the rules and whatnot since I'm doing twenty things at once so thank you for posting this for me.

    Also, just have to say that I love your Stargate SG1 quote! Jack is definitely my favorite!
     
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    Hi Lori, and welcome. :)
     
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    Hi and welcome Lori. You'll find a lot of like minded writers here, who like to share and read each other's work. :)
     

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