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    I want to make a novel

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by iwanttomakeanovel, Jan 4, 2011.

    I believe it was three months ago I was staring blankly outside from a hotel room on the 20th floor. I saw streams of blue taxis in the afternoon traffic like how it was usually down at central business district area in Singapore.

    Suddenly an idea sparkled and ever since a determination was formed within my self. To write, to finish a novel.

    My name is Fakhri, it is Arabic which means 'honorable'. I am 22 and currently a student in Singapore. I want to write a novel so badly although I realize my lacking of language sophistication, especially that English is not my first language.

    I stumbled upon this forum and I thought of joining that perhaps I came across people with such interesting things to tell, to write.

    Looking forward to enjoying all the beautiful stuffs that we can exchange on this venue.

    Fakhri.
     
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    Welcome Fakhri. :)
     
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    Hi and welcome.

    You may want to begin writing every idea you get down whilse you've got the inspiration to, before it fizzles out from writing. ^^
     
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    Hahahaha, your username makes me laugh, in a good way :]
    Welcome, and best of luck to you! If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
     
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    Hehe I seriously want to make a novel. Is it so funny? hehe thanks for your comment :)
     
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    welcome! im new too, since yesterday. :)
     
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    Welcome Fahkri, i am knew and foreign too, i find the forum excellent and i hope you start writing soon and read something yours.
     
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    Welcome to the WF.

    I agree with the previous poster -- write down every idea you get, before you forget it.
     
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    Salaams Fakhri :)

    Welcome to the forum. I am sure you will learn many lessons here which will help u write and complete your novel...

    Have fun!
     
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    Welcome to the forum :) I am new here too, this site is a wonderful place to learn and find inspiration.
     
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    Welcome! Love the nick :D
     
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    Hello Fakhri, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Review Room 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 Review Room, 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 Review Room, 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 Review Room 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 Review Room 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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