1. triz

    triz New Member

    Sep 1, 2012
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    West Yorkshire, UK

    Writing is a Job - Day One or the creative ways I've found to not creatively write

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by triz, Sep 11, 2012.

    Hallo everyone from a newbie - to taking writing seriously and to writing forums. Although I've written as long as I can remember, with some very very modest success, I've always wanted more - so last week I reduced my working hours to enable me to devote "more time to being creative." It's day one of being creative and I've learnt two very useful things already -

    1. "being creative" is lovely but writing is a job and that means sitting down and doing it.

    2. I am very creative anyway - so far today I've created many "reasons" for not starting work, e.g. accepted a mystery shopper assignment (I'm going to need the extra income right?); updated my LinkedIn profile (no, writing doesn't feature) and begun to organise a street party (writing can be a lonely business and I need to get to know my neighbours).

    I'm hoping that logging in to the forum on a regular basis, reading other people's work, giving feedback and hopefully later receiving some, is going to help me become as scary a boss to myself as the one I've just left behind, pushing me to build some self discipline and good writing habits.

    But if anyone does know of any shortcuts, I ain't averse to cheating either

    Now I’m sure I've got some shoes somewhere that need polishing...
  2. 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, triz!

    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 requirments. 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.

    If you have any questions or problems, then the moderators (myself, Cogito, 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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