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  1. CorkyRogers

    CorkyRogers New Member

    Jul 25, 2010
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    Hi there...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CorkyRogers, Jul 25, 2010.

    Hi guys. I'm sure you get this all the time, but I'm new to something like this and honestly a bit scared I guess. But if it gets me motivated to write again and on a consistent basis instead of giving up over frustrations, then I'm all for it.

    I guess a litte more about myself. My name is Greg. I'm 30 years old and live in New York State. In High School and college I wrote screenplays regularly. Nothing ever got made, although there were a few close calls. After college there were alot of half written messes that I tried to work on, but I never had anyone to fully critique my work with an unbiased view. After a while, I kinda gave up and got lazy. Now I'm hoping to get that fire ignited again.

    So I have no idea what to write next lol. If you have any questions, by all means, drop me a PM.

    Thanks guys! I can't wait to get this ball rolling again :D
  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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

    Please read How to Use the Review Room before you post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on should not be among the very first things you do here. 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 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 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. 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). 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!
  3. untalented311

    untalented311 Senior Member

    Jul 18, 2010
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    Hello Greg, whenever I'm feeling the urge to write something but am totally without inspiration, I use dreams or daydreams to base my story off of, this may sound like an atrocious idea, I'm not sure, but it always works for me and sometimes it leads on to better things. Not straight dreams, mind you, but maybe a character, or some of the plot, or even a scene. Hope that this was helpful
  4. Shinn

    Shinn Banned

    Jan 1, 2008
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    New Zealand
    Hello Greg and welcome :)
  5. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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    Welcome to the WF.
  6. Trilby

    Trilby Contributing Member Contributor

    Jun 21, 2010
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