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legolasgalactica
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Hi everyone, I'm so excited to have found a group of people I can talk to about writing. I love all sorts of writing: fantasy, sci-fi, children's and YA, mystery, romance, historical fiction, history, philosophy, encyclopedias, etc.

Still attending the "School of Hard Knocks," I've been bouncing around from odd-job to odd-job trying to support my family while attempting to settle my entrepreneurial spirit on something that works for me and replace the endless dead-end jobs. Although I've mostly focused on business and Real Estate, writing is one very serious consideration I've had for many years--albeit I have very little experience with writing and only the basic education found in college general requirements.

I've had several stories bouncing around in my head for years (and have outlines for 20-30 books I'd like to write someday...) but have never been able to sit down and write anything but a few short scenes of one or the other. Recently, a story occurred to me and has kept me up many late nights because I feel driven (or compelled) to get it out there; but while I've made several serious attempts at writing it down, I'm somewhat stumped as to how to approach it. I hope that my interaction here will help me figure out how to move forward with it and finally find some peace of mind when it's done.
Cheers!

[ June 09, 2013, 04:00 AM: Message edited by: legolasgalactica ]

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LDWriter2
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Welcome thou, methinks ye come to the right place to learn the right thing so ye can do the right for ye which is wRight.


Many people here know a thing or three about writing and don't mind sharing. We are all friendly too. And we know how you feel about the desire-complusion-addiction to writing.And how to help you finish what you start.

And hopefully learn how to earn a few extra bucks for you too.


However as you explore this treehouse do be careful there's this unicorn running around and she can be a bit upset at times.

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axeminister
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Welcome!
Nice mix of fantasy and sci-fi. [Smile]

Axe

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Meredith
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Welcome to the treehouse.
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KellyTharp
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Welcome galactica --- this is great place, lots of good learning opportunities. As for where to start . . . just start with the first word that comes into your head and keep on typing . . . or writing. When stories demand to get out of my head I just type. One can sort, edit, and outline later. Sometimes it just takes getting a scene written down to give you that bridge to keep going. Have fun! KT
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From a fellow newbie to this writing thing I can understand the concept of having an idea bouncing around that you don't know how to pull off! I am going through something similar with a story that I have had in my head for a few years now.

Good luck and I hope you find what you are looking for!

Blake

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