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pidream
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My name is Stephen and I have been wrting for years but have never really had anything published but hope to one day make that dream come true. Knowing you will fail before you succeed has always been my greastest fear. . .so why try.

That having been said, I want to embrace the now and get some support. If nothing else I can at least get some sense of whether I have the skills from the feedback I hope to glean here.

Regards


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LDWriter2
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Yo, greetings my man. What's happening?


The fear of failure keeps a lot of people from going forward. But you do because that is how you learn. Like any other skill, you have to practice. Some of us have to practice more than others. But with writing and music, you do it because it's inside you. I've said that if need be I would go back to clay tablets and those sticks whose name I just spent over seven minutes on google trying to find but no results.


Here though there are friendly, knowledgeable people who can advise you and which is why you;re here.


But however as you meditate on the why of-s on writing do watch out as you make the rounds of the treehouse. If you run into a unicorn be careful she can be mean.

A PS Finally found it... stylus. I tried to put an i in it. And I had it mixed up evidently, I thought they were used with clay tablets but they were used with wax tablets. They used the pre-stylus with clay. Sounds pretty much like the same instrument but the shape of the "point" was a bit different.

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Meredith
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Welcome to the treehouse.
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Welcome
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KathiS
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Welcome, Stephen.

There's a great quote about how many times famous people tried and failed before they made good. I can't put my fingers on it at the moment. If you don't try and don't fail you can't learn.

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Josephine Kait
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Hello, and welcome to the Hatrack Treehouse!

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. --Thomas Edison


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I know it is scary. I wallow some days wondering why I chose something so hard. Just keep at it. Write things you like to read and chances are others will want to read it too.

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Actually any skill is hard to learn. Writing isn't any more than usual but it's exciting and fun and interesting. Frustrating as you know what at times too but so is everything else you may want to learn to do. You can learn new things all the time and talk to people who are where you are or close enough.
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A Yeatts
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I'm a bit slow but welcome!
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Don't worry about having the skills. Write. Submit. Now. Shoo.
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