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    New guy from Arizona

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RFrancis, Apr 5, 2012.

    Hey everybody. I want to start off by saying I have absolutely no experience writing novels and the like. The closest thing I had to story writing was back in the day I used to play a lot of Dungeons and Dragons and various roleplaying games, which required a "Dungeon Master" or a Storyteller of some sort. So I have a little experience in that department, but nothing of novel proportions.

    That being said, My name is Rob and I am very new to writing. I am 26 years old and I am a graphic design student. I am also in the military. I really want to write a novel...well actually a couple ideas come to mind. I have always wanted to write a fantasy novel and I also have another pretty neat idea for a story that I don't think has been done before.

    I am having a lot of trouble piecing together bits of the puzzle that make up the background for the setting of my story.. Like I said I have absolutely no experience with novel writing and so I know this will probably make it near impossible to complete, but I have determination and drive.. not to mention a very active imagination.

    I am not trying to write something that would be published and trying to make NYT best seller.. I just want to say I've written a few stories.. but where to start?

    I hope to meet some very intellectual people on this site and learn quite a bit about writing.

    Edit: Also.. Years ago when I did all this "storytelling" I read fantasy novel after fantasy novel.. Slaying an entire trilogy within a week. I used to read a LOT of books. I then stopped all of a sudden, and for years didnt pick up a book (unless required by a class) Until recently. My ex-wife got me hooked onto the Hunger Games. I started book 1 last week.. this week I bought a nook and an 1/4 of the way through the 3rd.. you could say I like it. I have also read Atlas Shrugged, and next will be the Ender's Game series.
     
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    Welcome to the forum. There are more then a few people new to writing and others who have been doing it for a while. It's a decent place to hang out and learn. Hope it helps you get closer to your goals.
     
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    thanks, were there any famous writers that had no experience writing? How about the boy that wrote the Eragon series? To know that it IS possible to be a successful writer with no experience is a HUGE motivator..
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, RFrancis!

    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 and Cogito) 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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