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    New Here: Looking for Prompts

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by greensub, May 2, 2009.

    I love to write in my free time, and recently I have decided to look into writing for video game companies. To do so, I need to start building on my amateur writing portfolio.

    And I need prompts!!!!

    Whether it's video game related or not, give me some ideas.

    Thanks. :)
     
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    Hello Greensub, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Video game writing is quite a bit different from the forms of fiction you'll mostly find on this site, because of its nonlinear nature. Your "readers" don't experience the writing fragments in a definite sequence, nor do they only read each passage exactly once.

    On the other hand, a well-written story can be adapted for a game.

    Posting your own work 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.

    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). 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 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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    I once considered delving into the very same thing. Hello and welcome, I'm sure you'll enjoy yourself!
     
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    Hi and welcome to the site! Hope to see you around :-D

    ~Lynn
     
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    Hi and welcome :)
     

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