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    Introducing myself to the forums.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by StJebus, May 28, 2013.

    So, I found this forum when I started searching for review and workshop writing forums recently. I was looking for something similar to zoetrope.com, except without the focus on scripts. This site seems like an active community, so I thought I would give it a shot.

    As far as my own experience with writing, I am the opinion editor at my college newspaper. I moved up from being a reporter/columnist for a year. I'm also a student in college, so I'm writing on a fairly regular basis. I also have a blog at wordpress (I would link, but I'm not sure if that's kosher or not.)

    Otherwise, I'm interested in improving my skill at writing fiction - I can cobble together some semblance of a plot for a short film, but my grasp of plot structure is not great.
     
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    Welcome to the forum, StJebus! I, too, just joined, but I have a lot more rust than you.

    Structure is something that I once thought that I had a handle on, but it has been far too long since I have written, so I will also be looking to improve my understanding of it all. I am not sure what has changed over the years, so I am hopeful that this forum will answer that and much more.

    I do not have a blog, but once had a baseball newsletter that I (unofficially) published several years ago, if that counts. I also once wanted to be a newspaper reporter, but ended up following a different fork in the road.

    Again, welcome to the forum, and the best of luck in your progression towards writing fiction.

    Larry
     
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    Hi, StJebus, and welcome! Please read the rules, explore the site, and participate. It's good to have you here!
     
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    @ Minstrel Thanks for the welcome! I did read the rules, but I didn't see anything about linking to one's own off-site work. I may have missed it, though. I'll go back and look.

    @ Larry I don't want to be a reporter for a career; I don't have the ruthlessness, nor the sense of sensationalism that's really required for that. I really like writing opinion, though; I started my blog primarily because I wasn't getting enough of a writing fix as an editor. Also, thank you for the welcome, too. :)
     
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    Under signature, it reads: Personal non-commercial sites, such as your personal blog, are allowed.
     
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    Ah. Thank you. I did miss that.
     
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    Hi there, welcome aboard!
     

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