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    Howdy

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PhilipJLeae, Dec 31, 2012.

    Er, youngish author, or "author". I haven't managed to publish anything, nor have I finished any lengthy stories, but I think I've finally found a good topic I can stick to. I got writer's block around the first page, it's sad I know :rolleyes:, and I started looking for a community of authors to have a conversation or two with. I'm hoping you guys can help me on my long, long, road to becoming a published author. Help with developing ideas and the sort is always something everyone will need help with and I'm hoping I'll be able to help you guys as well!
    A little about myself, I guess. I like online games, music, blah blah, usual teen crud. I've wanted to publish a book since I was in the first grade. To bring smiles to people's faces, or bring horror to their hearts. In these long years, I haven't once thought, know what? Maybe I wasn't meant to be an author. Maybe I've wasted my time, because I know I was and I know I haven't. Every unpublished writer just has to remember, even Stephen King was an unheard author at one point. Even J.K Rowling started out a nobody and just wait, you'll see... You'll have your name on the cover of a book one day. I promise...
     
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    Hi Philip, welcome to the forum.

    No-matter what profession a person chooses to follow; they have to start somewhere, for most of us that somewhere will be at the bottom. Once we make a decision and if that decision is to be a writer; then it's practice, practice, practice, I don't know any short cuts. All the best for the coming year and good luck, Trilby.
     
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    That is a very positive post! I'm sure we all hope that you can keep that promise...;) Anyway, good job for joining the forum, perhaps one step closer to publishing a novel. One piece of advice that has always stuck with me: WRITE EVERY DAY. Even if it's horrible, dreadful, elephant poo. You have to write something. Perhaps this will help you too. It is easier to fix something that is there then to not have anything ever! Anyway, looking forward to reading your works and watching your progress.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Philip!

    I hope you find what you're looking for here, whatever your interests in writing.

    This forum aims to provide the best workshopping resources on the internet, and to that end we have a few rules which you should familiarise yourself with before you get stuck in. The main section of the site is the Writing Workshop, where members can post their writing in order to receive critique of their work.

    However, before we allow members to post their work, they must have met some basic requirements. Firstly, you must have been a member for fourteen days, and have made twenty posts on the forum overall (please note, posts in Word Games do not count towards this). This is so that members, when they post their work, have familiarised themselves with the forums and contributed to them (as well as hopefully learned something for themselves). Secondly, members must provide two constructive reviews of other people's work for each piece of their own that they wish to post. This is because we believe that the focus of workshopping should be equally upon giving reviews as receiving them, as they allow a writer to practice and improve their editing skills, which they can then apply to their own writing.

    Beyond the Writing Workshop, you will find that we have extensive forums for discussion of aspects of writing, as well as a community area for general discussion. We also run periodic short story and poetry contests, which are good for challenging yourself and expanding your skills.

    If you have any questions or problems, then the moderators (myself, Cogito, Lemex and Dante Dases) should be your first port of call. Any technical problems with the site itself should be directed to Daniel, the site administrator and owner. I would recommend you have a look over the rules so that you know what to expect, and what is expected. But aside from that, I hope you enjoy your time here.


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