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    I've been nurturing this idea of creative writing

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    Hello,

    I've frequently had creative ideas, which I have developed in my imagination up until the point of boredom. Recently I started thinking about putting them down on the paper.
     
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    Hi, Safinr. That's good. You should when you can :)
     
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    Thank you :)
     
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    Welcome Safinr to WF. Have fun here :)
     
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    Welcome!

    Paper is always a great place to start with ideas. It's the one area where worlds are created from the simple tap of a key or dab of ink. Make sure to ask plenty of questions whenever you have the urge.

    Most of us don't bite. ;)
     
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    I understand

    My best option would be to experiment with a wide variety of words first. There are many different words (some of which mean entirely the same thing) that you can experiment with. For instance - Fable; meaning story or tale.
    Interesting words can appease the creative minds of others. I myself, have a wide vocabulary (not being brash), and so should others whom are yet to endeavor on their first novel. :)

    - Moni Jay
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forums. It's a great thing you've been getting inspired, and then the urge to write your ideas down is better. :) I wish you luck, :)
     
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    I believe one of my many problems is that my mind is always over-thinking and thinking up more new possiblities. I barely have enough time to get them down on paper before more start popping into my head. I think this forum is very inspiring...
     
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    Hi there - my advice is stop nurturing and let it grow up and leave home :)

    An author of a story is a like a good parent you bring the idea up until it doesn't need you anymore. It may want to come home sometimes but it doesn't have to.

    i.e write the story, let your characters have some fun and then let others read it.
     
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    Hello Safinr, 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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