1. ItalianDave

    ItalianDave New Member

    Nov 25, 2008
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    Ohio and Indiana

    Hey everyone!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ItalianDave, Nov 25, 2008.

    Hey everyone, I'm Dave and I'm new to the site. I'm not usually a writer, even though I have written short stories in the past. I have just recently decided to write a short story. But my plot needs some serious help. It's going to be about a college student in his freshman year. Things are going very well for him until one day he wakes up in a parallel type universe. In this universe anyone he has known or has befriended him, no longer even knows how he is and things of that nature. What I need help with is how he ends up in the parallel universe, and how he gets back.

    The only idea I have is, someone he knows, possibly an ex girlfriend, curses him. And that would happen near something of significance like a weird looking clock and that's how he gets to the parallel universe. But even then I wouldn't know how to get him back to normalcy.

    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thanks all!!
  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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

    Probably your best bet is to just start writing it. Ideas will flow as you get into the telling of the tale.

    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!
  3. garmar69

    garmar69 Contributor Contributor

    Jul 25, 2008
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    Welcome to the forum Dave, good luck with that story.

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