1. adibe099

    adibe099 New Member

    Mar 14, 2013
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    Well, this should be fun!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by adibe099, Mar 14, 2013.

    Hello! It's been (literal) years since I've worked on any written pieces for fun, so I'm hoping that joining this forum will provide some much-needed motivation and feedback.

    I have one short story in mind already, but I'm having trouble creating a plot that's at least somewhat original. Does anyone have any quick tips on plot development, or how to create something that isn't exceedingly trite or predictable?

    Thanks for reading, I look forward to meeting some wonderful and inspirational people on this site!

    - Andrea
  2. Trilby

    Trilby Contributor Contributor

    Jun 21, 2010
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    NE England
    Hi Andrea, welcome to the forums.
  3. chicagoliz

    chicagoliz Contributor Contributor

    May 30, 2012
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    Hello, Andrea!
    No plot is orignal -- they've all been done. Characters are original. Go ahead and just write a draft of your story and see how it turns out.
  4. supportivemember

    supportivemember Banned

    Feb 22, 2013
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    ("...welcome to writersforum..." went the goblin who made it a point to do a few welcome each day, adding "...well you're in luck then, lots and lots of forum readers now, and so few writers who ever think of them by doing adaptations of their works of forumland, where if this had been the radio or the television it would have been obvious by now, yet forumland is like overlooked, and those poor readers go hungry because of the writer's fixation with the mere 3% who reads books still...", but the goblin was standing on ceremony now so without further ado, he simply let slip a pair of ruby slippers saying "...try not to tap them together too much as I'm sure you don't want to home just yet...")
  5. Banzai

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

    Mar 31, 2007
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    Reading, UK
    Welcome to Writing Forums, Andrea!

    I hope you find what you're looking for here, whatever your interests in writing.

    This forum aims to provide the best workshopping resources on the internet, and to that end we have a few rules which you should familiarise yourself with before you get stuck in. The main section of the site is the Writing Workshop, where members can post their writing in order to receive critique of their work.

    However, before we allow members to post their work, they must have met some basic requirements. Firstly, you must have been a member for fourteen days, and have made twenty posts on the forum overall (please note, posts in Word Games do not count towards this). This is so that members, when they post their work, have familiarised themselves with the forums and contributed to them (as well as hopefully learned something for themselves). Secondly, members must provide two constructive reviews of other people's work for each piece of their own that they wish to post. This is because we believe that the focus of workshopping should be equally upon giving reviews as receiving them, as they allow a writer to practice and improve their editing skills, which they can then apply to their own writing.

    Beyond the Writing Workshop, you will find that we have extensive forums for discussion of aspects of writing, as well as a community area for general discussion. We also run periodic short story and poetry contests, which are good for challenging yourself and expanding your skills. The requirements of the Writing Workshop don't apply to the contests, so new members are allowed (nay, encouraged!) to get stuck in and enter!

    If you have any questions or problems, then the moderators (myself, Lemex and Dante Dases) should be your first port of call. Any technical problems with the site itself should be directed to Daniel, the site administrator and owner. I would recommend you have a look over the rules so that you know what to expect, and what is expected. But aside from that, I hope you enjoy your time here.


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