1. Hary

    Hary New Member

    Sep 9, 2008
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    From Hary

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Hary, Sep 10, 2008.


    This is all new to me and a bit daunting. I have limited access to the internet so my input will vary from week to week. But hey, the computer stays at home and I don't.
    I write plays mainly for the stage. I have entered a few competitions, one has been performed and had a good response. Another of my plays will be performed this December by an amateur company, very scary.
    I also write screenplays, one has been completed but not sent anywhere, the content is a bit personal but it had to come out.
    Writing is therapeutic for me and I just love doing it. I'd love to try short stories and a novel and maybe poetry. It's a confidence thing. I have started a novel, I think it's going to be a love story. What I love is that the characters take a life of their own and lead you down paths you never imagined. It's great going on the journey with them.

    So, any advice or tips would be great and I'm always willing to offer feedback to those who want it.

    Looking forward to seeing what happens.
  2. soujiroseta

    soujiroseta Contributor Contributor

    Feb 17, 2008
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    Harare, Zimbabwe
  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Hary, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    There aren't many regulars with a lot of experience with scripts screenplays, but there a couple. It's great that we have another one now.

    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!
  4. Torana

    Torana Contributor Contributor

    Mar 13, 2007
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    Enjoy your stay!
  5. Anthony James Barnett

    Anthony James Barnett New Member

    Nov 8, 2007
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    Welcome aboard.


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