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    Huck is here...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Huck, Sep 21, 2013.

    I'm not much of a reader, nor a writer really - mostly due to my limited vocabulary I'll always find what other people write much more intellectual than what I can do.

    I'm also not convinced I should spend my limited spare time each day reading novels, but I do plan to seek out some of the best short stories to hopefully learn from them, anything controversial, intense & dramatic is what I like & is what I hope to write.

    Overall I guess i'm looking to cheat by discovering interesting ways to write a story without having to read everything thats out there first.

    And I'm a Male in my 30's, living in Australia.
     
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    Huck is a cool name
     
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    Welcome to the forum, Huck. :)

    I think you'll find a majority response that there are few paths one might think of as 'a cheat' that take one anywhere worth the while. ;) For example, skipping the Forum Rules is not to be advised as we do have some particulars when posting in the Workshop.

    Wrey
     
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    If you don't enjoy reading, do you enjoy getting lost in a story but just not reading it? I'm wondering if you could explain a bit more.
     
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    The name is just a online nickname so feel free to use it in your stories... thanx for the heads up, if I stumble across the workshop section I'll check the rules before diving in...

    I only refer to cheating in regard to not having the patience to read many books, but i'll see how I do learning from lessons & good advice.
    I've been lost in a couple of books before but I think at the moment I want to be creative rather than reading other peoples long winded stories - maybe movies & technology has ruined me that my attention span has shrunk to 2 hour periods...
     
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    I recommend audio books if it's reading you currently find tedious. Not sure if Oz has the same library selection I have here in my library, but they are expensive to buy new. I began listening to books on long commutes, and driving back and forth to Oregon to see family.

    Something's causing a server error and I can't finish the post.
     
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    This was the rest:

    Get a few, I often hear the beginning and try another. Now I sometimes bring them in from the car because I can't wait to finish them.
     
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    I'll have a look online & see if there's a way to stream or download an audio book or two... though for writing I can't imagine doing anything longer than a short story lol
     

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