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    this is merely an attempt.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rainingdaisies, Jan 30, 2011.

    My story is one of prolonged writer's block. God, I used to be avid. Now, after a two year hiatus, I've found I'm quite rusty, or in other words, crap. I figured a writing forum might provide me with some inspiration.

    Oh, you can call me Kare. I'm not really one for introductions because I've recently realized I don't know enough about myself. It's a mid-life crisis type thing, except I haven't even hit twenty.. so, it's more of teen angst. I guess I'm not really good at coming off likable or interesting, either.

    I'll consider this a plan: the 'stop sucking' project. So here it goes, but I won't be surprised in the least if it fails ..That could either be my pessimism or my realism speaking. I can never tell which.
     
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    Hiya :)

    Have a good time looking around! The 'General Writing' forum is always pretty good for just getting into the mood for writing, with so many ideas going around. Or check out the reviews sections- really good for seeing the general standard out there and getting a few new ideas on how to write!

    Have a good time :)

    Leo
     
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    Welcome Kare. :)
    At least you're attempting to write and improve, which is better than not. Obviously.
     
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    People always make the mistake of trying to cure writers block by writing. The trick is find something great and start reading. That is what makes this site work, you are encouraged to read more then to write. I have found this site very helpful in keeping my creative juices going. welcome to the site I hope you find a home for your writing here.
     
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    Welcome to the forum Kare :) Definitely agree with PapaSmurf...reading is the best thing you can do to improve your writing. There's plenty of stuff to take a look at here, so have a look around. I guarantee you will see an improvement in your writing craft.
     
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    Welcome.
     
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    Hello Kare, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Review Room before you post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on 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.

    Also, be aware that posting a piece of writing on any public site, including this one, will greatly diminish your chances of selling it for publication. Removing the writing later does not alter that fact - once posted, it is irreversibly considered published. So do not post anything more than a small excerpt of any piece you are planning to submit for publication.

    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). Also, please use the same thread for all revisions and additional excerpts from the same piece of writing. 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 the RPG forum for improvisational fiction. Also try 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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