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    Our planet is also called Tellus.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dreamraider, Mar 6, 2013.

    What's up everyone?

    I'm a comic writer who's been stuck with the same project for about a year and a half, with another story hanging in the background.
    Actually I guess I can't really call myself a writer in every sense of the word, since I've only been brainstorming ideas and sculpting out random scenes.
    Neither one of my projects have a clear outline yet and both lack the ultimate motive of the antagonist, so they're just born evil and want to do bad things
    for no apparent reason. The fact that this doesn't make an interesting character really doesn't bother me at the moment,
    because I know I'm bad with characters and their personalities, but eventually I'll probably come up with something.

    I chose comic writing because I'm bad at describing things vividly and authentically, a problem which probably stems from my insufficient vocabulary when writing.

    I tend to suffer from a chronic writer's block because I'm taking bigger bites than I should and have no confidence in the text I write.
    Almost every idea I get is good in my head but looks bad on the paper. I take it that this "symptom" is caused by either or both of the following:
    I've never written anything worthy of the publicity and I've never got actual in-depth feedback about things I have.
    That's quite of a paradox when you think about it. If you've never showed your stuff to anyone, how can you get feedback?
    You can't. I can't. Everything I have is just ribs of ideas and scenes, lacking the meat around them that makes them juicy and tasty.

    This is probably the longest introduction I've ever done on an internet forum, usually it's been a lot more awkward, but today...
    Today I don't care. Today I got a few more ideas that one day might turn out as great scenes.
    Today was a day better than usual, even though it was an unusual day.

    What do you think about co-writing if the original author has a certain path that he wants the story to take?
    Do you think it oppressess the co-writer or is just ok for him since it's not his original story and he's still interested in taking part of the creating process,
    regardless of the fact that there might not be a smallest fingerprint of his own touch left when the story is finished?

    I'm not really sure how to end this post, so I'll just wish everyone good luck with their creative minds and hope I can contribute to the community.
    And they lived happily ever after?
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Dreamraider!

    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 requirements. 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. The requirements of the Writing Workshop don't apply to the contests, so new members are allowed (nay, encouraged!) to get stuck in and enter!

    If you have any questions or problems, then the moderators (myself, 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.


    Banzai
     
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    ("...welcome to writersforum human..." went the goblin still hoping that he could make a new friend now, explaining "...well, I suppose my role if any is just to encourage you to write then, where if you post something in my direction I'll be more than happy to read it though more I cannot promise...", yet the goblin felt that he was standing on ceremony somewhat, so without further ado he just waved his hand to reveal a small table with nothing but the finest filtered coffee and homemade biscuits upon it, saying "...well there you go then, can't say that writersforum ever skimps on hospitality here, and you'll write for us won't you, I mean we do so lavish attention upon those we find interesting now...")
     
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    Hi there, welcome to the forums.
     
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    Dreamraider, hello. I am also new to this forum, and I must say, I really like your thread title. It is so hard to come up with something...catching and witty for an introduction thread. I just wanted to stop in and tell you yours was brilliant. I wish you the best of luck with your comic writing.
     
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    Douzo yoroshiku, murasaki-sama!

    Actually the title came from the registration form; The secret question, where it asks "What is the name of our planet?".
    I answered "Tellus" and it didn't accept it. Hence, the title of this thread.
    I also wanted to see if anyone notes it and if anybody else answered the question with "Tellus".

    Arigatou gozaimasu.
     
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    Oh. I considered using Terra as an answer. Where does the name Tellus come from? A specific language?
     
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    Latin, meaning "earth".
    Terra and Gaia should be valid answers too.

    So are you actually japanese or did I just misinterpret your nickname and embarrass myself?
     

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