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    New, young and enthusiastic

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Anth, Nov 3, 2008.

    Hi all! Anthony here from England, I am currently studying the awful history of the Auschwitz camps. I am going to write a fictional story based around this event (not exactly making it easy for myself for a 1st book). Would like to know your thoughts on this.
    Have a nice day
    Anth :)
     
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    Hello Anthony, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    That does sound like an ambitious project that will require speaking with holocost survivors, or at least reading a wide variety of the existing literature. To this day, it remains a sensitive topic. Good luck!

    Posting your own work should not be the very first thing you do here. It is really worthwhile 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 reviewing as a critical 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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    Cheers for that, yes I know I am also scared it may be too controversial...we'll see. Yes thats a good idea I will be looking at other peoples work first:)
     
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    Welcome to the Forums, Anthony. Controversy is good. Makes people think. Watched Schindler's list the other night. Sad, but wonderful. Good luck with your endeavours.
     
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    You're right thats what I said to myself to keep me focused.

    ''If you believe you can or believe you can't-either way you're right''
     
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    Heya, mate! Welcome to the site!

    Definitely a sad time in history; but also a good challenge for a first book. Best of luck!
     
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    Hia!! Welcome to the site! I am new to, so maybe we can be buddies!! I am a bit younger, and very spunky. You sound really fun, so maybe I can pm you!! Or something like that!
     
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    Hell yeah I will read that, love Stephen King. Would you think it would be far fetched if the story was based around a love story?? Or is that crazy? Honesty please
     
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    You have been private messaged
     

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