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  1. Jdm262

    Jdm262 New Member

    Jul 23, 2013
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    Hello fellow writers (and readers)

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jdm262, Jul 23, 2013.

    Hello everyone! :)

    I've always wanted to write my own stories. I love to read, and whenever I read I get inspiration to write. Sadly, I always have trouble starting them and also getting motivated to keep writing. I joined this forum so I can get writing tips, to become a better writer, and hopefully I'll be able to write stories :D I have a lot of free time so I'll be on here a couple times a day.
  2. Freedom Writer

    Freedom Writer New Member

    Jul 16, 2013
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    Hey, Jdm262 :) Welcome to this forum, I'm a new member as well. I completely understand what you mean with the trouble to start a story, that's happening to me most of the time. I have my characters, my plot and everything and I don't know how to start. Inspiration usually comes when you don't expect it, so be open to everything (what your friends say, a song you're listening to or simple to the environment around you). Can't wait to read your work or chat with you.
  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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

    Please read How to Use the Writing Workshop before you try to post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on should not be among the very first things you do here anyway. 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 Writing Prompts, or the Writing Workshop, 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 site rules, too, to avoid any misunderstandings or hurt feelings. Respect for one another is our principal mandate.

    As for the Writing Workshop, 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. We also impose a two-week waiting period before you may post writing for critique, to give you time to become familiar with what is expected and how the site operates. The Writing Workshop 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 Writing Workshop 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!
  4. srijan

    srijan New Member

    Jul 25, 2013
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    Hy! i am srijan from nepal. i am a student in level 12. i just love to work in the forum site. and this is new for me. online job is my enteresting job i ever wanted. But it seems to be difficult. but difficulties in my life is as normall. i always decided to face all the problems for life time continuously.

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