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|12-12-2012, 08:05 PM||#1|
New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin
Join Date: Dec 2012
I'm Chris (awkward AA meeting situation?).
I love the writing world (not exactly every aspect of it) and I like being in the presence of writers.
I've been reading this forum for a while now and I was amazed by the warmth with which every newbie is received.
The reason why I'm here is complicated for me and very simple for you - hopefully.
Newbie questions alert!
1. I've reached a point where I don't know whether to continue writing fiction like a hobby or dedicate myself entirely to it.
I'll wait for the 50th post to share some short stories even though I don't want criticism. I'd like something like : "You should do something else, son !"
I fear three words: pretentious, clicheic and naive.
2. I started writing my book with the idea of having a movie made after it. Should I write scripts ?
A lot of "I"s and Comic Sans. Bad combination. Thank you!
|12-12-2012, 08:40 PM||#2|
The Crazy Man in the Sun. Feel me.
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
1. The SYW sections is mostly used to critique and help others better their writing.
You can say, "I only want you to tell me if this is good enough." But the problem is, writing isn't automatically good or bad. Writing is highly subjective and its one thing that can be improved upon most definitely.
Someone can tell you that the writing sucks... but why wouldn't you try better after that?
If I listened to my inner-editor 8 years ago, I wouldn't be writing today.
Writing take time, practice, hard work to craft something, and then you need to refine it down into something that shines.
If you're going to post in the SYW section, do it to better yourself and your writing. Nothing more, nothing less.
Don't Fear Failure.
"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn" -- Alvin Toffler.
"The heights of great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night" -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
|12-12-2012, 08:43 PM||#3|
Not too old to learn
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Dendermonde, Belgium
Welcome to the forums, Chris.
My website: www.nickiefleming.com
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My blog: http://nickiesviewsandinterviews.blogspot.com
|12-12-2012, 08:45 PM||#4|
nurturing tomorrows criminals today
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Moose Creek, Maine
We have met the enemy and he is us - Pogo
The reason I spend so much time out of the box is that somebody crapped in it - Porter Starr Byrd
Yield to temptation, it may never come again - unknown
|12-12-2012, 08:50 PM||#5|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: On Dasher, on Dancer, on Starscream. Starscream? Wait, what?
Take some time and read the Newbie Guide and the Stickies found
at the top of Forum pages. They are your best guide to learning about
Please read the FAQ about posting photos.
In fact we have lots of brilliant FAQs check them out.
Members who want to start a thread in Share Your Work to have work critiqued need
50 posts. Don’t make a mad dash to reach your 50 posts. Take some time to greet fellow newbies,
critique other members’ works, or join a discussion.
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We have a screenwriting forum that may give you some answers.
|12-13-2012, 12:01 AM||#7|
standing on head, typing one-handed...
Join Date: Sep 2010
Hi, and welcome, Chris.
|12-13-2012, 12:17 AM||#8|
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Podunk, Illinois
Howdy! Nice introduction...
If you're hoping someone will say, "Do something else, son," then I'm hoping you've already been bitten by the writing bug and cannot stop. At least I hope that's the case, and I equally hope you enjoy the roller coaster ride we call writing.
|12-13-2012, 01:54 AM||#9|
New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin
Join Date: Dec 2012
Thank you for the welcome.
-WillSauger. I feel like talking to God.
Writing is definitely subjective but an experienced writer/critic can tell if you have a certain quality that is needed to be a good writer.
I'm sure I'll get better at it but my dilemma is what type of writing is beneficial for me: hobby or "profession".
My inner-editor is bipolar.
I enjoy the process of writing but what I enjoy the most is actually liking a page I finished.
From all the arts, writing is imo extremely close to sculpture. Sometimes I'm afraid that I'll look at a page and see only two uncut words.
-Nickie, PorterStarrByrd, regdord, thehairymob,muse. Howdie
-writingismypassion. Glad you liked the intro. It wasn't a bug. It was ChewBigfoot. For me it's like bungee jumping.
|12-13-2012, 04:15 AM||#12|
Is a chilly.
Join Date: Sep 2008
Hello, and welcome!
|12-13-2012, 04:51 AM||#13|
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Off the Reservation
Welcome to AW!
Don't forget to read about AW basics in the Newbie Guide!
Questions about the forum software can be found in the FAQ's menu in the handy blue bar at the 'top' of this page.
This common acronym list helps identify our mystifying abbreviations.
Before you ask that Newbie question!!
See if Katiemac has the answer here.
and check out: Sara's 10 Basic Writing Tips.
If you're looking for critiques please read the 50 Post rule.
Questions about posting writing to the Share Your Work (SYW) area are explained here.
This link covers the most common problems found in the Share Your Work posts.
*Worth reading no matter how long you have been here!*
AW is a community built on the foundations of respecting your fellow writer and helping each other, it's the basic building blocks of how and why AW works.
Welcome to our community! =)
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|12-13-2012, 09:04 AM||#14|
practical experience, FTW
Join Date: Jan 2012
My writing blog: Ryan Mueller's Writing (updated 12/18)
The Fantasy Reading List
Sunweaver (Epic Fantasy): 104K Querying
Empire of Chains (Epic Fantasy): 163K Revising
The Watersong (Epic Fantasy): 29,000/150,000
The Man in the Crystal Prison (Upper MG Fantasy): 25,000/70,000
|12-14-2012, 12:13 PM||#15|
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: The 5-0 (cue theme music).
Hello. to the Water Cooler!
Write. Edit. Rinse, repeat.
Edit with your head, write with your heart.
|12-14-2012, 05:21 PM||#17|
a demon for tea
Join Date: Jul 2009
Welcome to the forum, Chris.
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