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    Screenwriter l@@king to learn novel writing. :)

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by StoryWeaver, Mar 10, 2013.

    New here, my main goal is to learn how to write a novel (young adult thriller/horror). I have been studying screenwriting for 6+ years and written as many screenplays, so I am well versed in story structure, characters, sequencing. I'd like to take one of my screenplays and work it into a novel. Two edged sword: I am so looking forward to being able to write what my characters are thinking, smelling, feeling, writing about past events, none of which belong in a screenplay; on the flip side, I will need to learn to write prose about what my characters are thinking, smelling, feeling, writing about past events. :)

    Hoping writers on the forums will help me with accomplishing this goal. And in return I hope I can shared some of my insight with aspects of screenwriting.

    I still plan to write and polish my screenplays, but I very much want to turn several in novels, to see the stories realized and read. A screenplay is a hard thing to sell and even then only 1 in 10 ever get produced. With eBooks these days, a novel is pretty much guaranteed to get published (now whether anybody reads it is another story).

    Besides writing, I am a visual artist (photography, painting, drawing) and I like to compose film genre music.
     
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    welcome aboard, sw!
     
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    Hello there, welcome to the forums.
     
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    Thank you mammamaia!
     
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    Greatly appeciated Trilby. :)
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, StoryWeaver!

    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.


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