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    I've got a story stuck in my head. @_@

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Zargata, Jul 31, 2012.

    Hi my name is Zargata and this is my first time joining a forum for writing.

    The reason I am here is to learn how to write better and to get a story on paper so it can get out of my head! I've been "writing" this story for 11 years in my head and it's just killing me that I have nothing really written. It started as a project in middle school that just wouldn't die. I mean, my username? Name of one of the character! My art? I draw the characters for a story that doesn't exist!

    So my goal is to start the long process of writing the story and just getting something on paper. Today I had a some inspiration and wrote 7 pages. I'll wait a day or two before posting it but i would love feedback from outsiders like y'all.

    I am not a writer, so it's hard to get the story out. But with some help maybe I can become an ok one!

    Anyway, that's me. I might post an essay later, since I am good at those. But it is nice to meet y'all!
     
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    Bonjours! I am also new here, and I wish you luck with writing your grandiose story.
     
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    Well thank you. :-D Nice to meet you! And thanks, I will need all the luck to get even a chapter on paper. Gah! >_<
     
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    Welcome. The only way your going to get the story written is if you sit down and write it. I would recommend you also let each part sit a week, edit it and than post it. That way your showing everyone something that's been cleaned up, and the people critiquing can focus on things other than small writing errors like spelling and grammar.

    Also, as a newbie who's been in the same situation for years l've recently discovered that you need to kind of force yourself to write at first. I've been keeping a blog about my journey into writing which forces me to keep it up as now I've made promises not just to myself, but to the entire world wide web. Try something along those lines to keep you going.
     
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    Alright thanks a bunch! I'll try to use those tools in order to get the job done!

    Although I might revert to some nasty old habits! xD Hopefully not though! ha ha ha!
     
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    I am also new here. I am excited to be a part of the community. I hope you get your story out! :D
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Zargata!

    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 requirments. 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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