1. Chaela

    Chaela New Member

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    hey!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chaela, Jan 30, 2017.

    i've been looking for a community where i can share my writing progress, get feedback, and read the works of others and i found this place. my name's Chaela, i'm 18 and i've been in love with writing since i was 14 (and i've always loved to read).
    when i was a younger teen i mostly wrote cringey poetry and started novels that i never finished, but when i was 16 i started taking some creative writing college classes and have been into writing short stories ever since. i still sometimes write poetry and short stories, but since november my main focus has been my book.
    as for reading, i love sci-fi and some fantasy, as well as general fiction, poetry, and short stories.
    more random things about me:
    i live in the PNW of the USA and English is my native language. i'm a college student majoring in CIS (computer information systems) and considering double majoring with English. i love nature (i'm lucky to live in what i think is the most beautiful part of the country), writing and reading (duh) and video games. i struggle with insomnia, which is both a blessing and a curse for me personally; i do my best writing at night but suffer the next day at school. i also love to draw but i'm not too good at it. i think that's a satisfactory introduction. : )
    i look forward to making friends on this forum and discovering lots of wonderful writers! : )
     
  2. Samunderthelights

    Samunderthelights Active Member

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    Hi Chaela, welcome! I'm new here as well. :)
    I used to write most of my stories at night. There is just something about writing at night that is so different from writing during the day. It's odd.
    Anyway, welcome! :-D
     
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  3. Spencer1990

    Spencer1990 Contributor Contributor

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    Welcome to the forum! I'm sure you'll find all you need and more here.

    Just curious: Why no capitalization? I'm not asking as a back-handed criticism; I'm genuinely curious. You're not the first person I've seen do that and I was wondering if there was a reason or something.
     
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  4. Chaela

    Chaela New Member

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    i type very fast (about 85 WPM) and i feel like stopping to capitalize disrupts my flow. basically i'm just lazy, but in my stories i do use proper capitalization.
     
  5. Darkless

    Darkless New Member

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    I took the time to welcome you, despite me being new as well. Lol but anyway, I too love to write at night. I am a fast typer as well, but I really have not tested myself to find out how many words I can type a minute. I am even faster with my story ideas, I tend to finish chapters rather quickly. My best time finishing a twenty plus chapter story was two months. I might be sharing that story here, but we'll see how it goes. So welcome, I hope you have a lot of fun.
     
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  6. Chaela

    Chaela New Member

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    thanks for the welcome! yes, there's just something special about writing at night. maybe because it's nice and quiet. : ) and 20+ chapters in two months? that's really impressive. i usually write about 1-2k words a week, if i'm lucky.
     
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    Darkless New Member

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    It could be because it's rather nice and quiet, maybe even because we're lonely and nothing seems to get in the way of us writing and developing our ideas. I don't know, I just like the mood. I also write a lot during the day, but night time is my favorite, especially with coffee, snacks and music. Oh, 1-2K is nothing for me, I can usually unload chapters that size in a matter of hours. You remember I did say that I was even faster with my ideas, right? That's because I've always been a dreamer, even at a tender young age. Back then I would spend time just thinking about crazy stuff, possible stuff, scenarios where I was the main character. Now, at the present time, it is easy for me since all I am doing is reminiscing on my past thoughts and converting them into stories that my brain has replayed many times. I hope to read something from you soon, so that I can give you feedback. :)
     

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