1. psychotick

    psychotick Contributor Contributor

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    Hi

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by psychotick, Feb 16, 2011.

    Hi I'm psychotick,

    Just recently found this forum, and thought it might be a godsend as I keep writing novels which I hardly ever seem to finish because I run out of ideas or come up with another idea and lose focus. I did publish one though, and it sold almost none so after a year of wondering I thought this forum might be able to help me make it better. True to form (I seem to do everything arse about face, first I publish then I rewrite) I posted to the review section first, now I'm introducing myself.

    Don't know if I've got any talent as a writer, but I know I enjoy it.

    Cheers.
     
  2. amateurvoice

    amateurvoice New Member

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    Welcome to the site! Congratulations on the publication, regardless. What's the title of your work? Hope you enjoy yourself and make yourself at home here. :)
     
  3. Mallory

    Mallory Mallegory. Contributor

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    The losing focus thing and never finishing always happens to me! I write articles, so I'm used to having lots of deadlines and writing something quickly, moving on, etc...maybe that's a factor? Or maybe I just have novel-related ADD. Anyways....I've got 20 unfinished novels and one finished one, but the one doesn't really count because I'm rewriting some parts.

    Anyways. Welcome.
     
  4. psychotick

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    Hi AV,

    Its called Thief, and I self published it on the kindle thingy.

    Hi Mallory, Not to be boastful or anything, but there's probably fifty or sixty novels on this computer, a few of them near first draft completion. Its horrible how many of them are over two hundred pages long - that's a lot of typing to reach a dead end. In fact one of them I did make it to the final chapters and then suddenly realised I had no ending for it - that hurt! Others are just stubbies, thirty or forty pages before I decided I couldn't take them any further. And most of the rest are somewhere in between.

    I've really got to get a life!

    Cheers.
     
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    Welcome. :)
     
  6. ArtWander

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    Welcome to the forum :)
     
  7. Cogito

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    Hello Psychotick, 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!
     
  8. Mallory

    Mallory Mallegory. Contributor

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    Yes, you have more unfinished novel glory than I do. Congrats. ;)
     
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    Welcome :)
     
  10. Gigi_GNR

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    Welcome to the forums! :D
     
  11. psychotick

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    Hi Mallory,

    Glory? Not sure that's the word I'd use. OCD seems more appropriate.

    Cheers.
     

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