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    Why hello there!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by unearthly, Sep 5, 2012.

    I'm Marissa. I joined this forum because I always get these great ideas for stories, start writing like crazy, then get completely stuck. I never seem to make it past the first couple chapters or parts of the story. I've only ever finished a few short stories...
    Does anyone else seem to have this problem?
    I'm hoping for some help staying on track and maybe some inspiring ideas to keep my story going. As well as help with grammar and punctuation. (I was in advanced English classes but I still feel like I don't know what I'm doing.) I am the queen of run-on sentences.
    This seemed like a good place to start, and get help. :)
     
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    Hey Marissa , welcome. Yup, I can definitely stall out on a story. I think, from what I've seen around here, it happens to everyone.
    I've got three books lingering in limbo.
    Fortunately there's a lot of good advice and support to get you started again!
    If you've got any specific problems just dive in and ask.
     
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    Thank you.
    I wanted to post up an outline I have for a story and maybe a rough first chapter for critiques and ideas, but I don't know where the best place to post it would be. I thought novels would be a good start but I can't seem to post there..
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Marissa!

    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 requirments. 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.

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