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Offline wes740

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Just beginning
« on: January 30, 2020, 08:35:56 PM »
Hi all

Over the last few years I've been trying to develop my writing chops. My problems areas include: grammar (vital), craft (I do have some grasp here), and showing instead of telling.

Genres I like: scifi, graphic novels, speculative fiction, magical realism, and some literary novels.

I want to learn everything I can to improve my skills and possibly get published in one of the smaller presses.

Looking forward to the journey.

Offline JTetstone

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Re: Just beginning
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2020, 09:29:41 PM »
Hello and welcome , wes740.
It's a waste of time to try to teach a heart writer rules for writing.. Smile. jt

Offline Olesia

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Re: Just beginning
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2020, 06:24:31 AM »
Hi Wes 740!

Welcome to My Writers Circle, weíre happy to have you as part of the community!

Thanks for sharing your goals and wishes with us!

There arenít a lot of rules here as we want to give everyone creative freedom, we ask that you respect fellow community members and help us maintain a friendly place.

Start by checking out the different threads, youíll find Sticky topics at the top of each one which shares a bit about the thread and the purpose it serves, try to use the relevant thread for your topics and if you canít find one shoot us a PM so we can help!

One rule often missed by new members is the 2000 max word count for posts in Review My Work, 1500 max for posts in Review My Script and 100 lines in Review My Poetry. A reasonable limit considering critiques are often quite detailed. You will gain valuable feedback more easily digested in bite-sized chunks.

Please Take Note: With the exception of The Gallery, any work posted in the prose or poetry boards is subject to review by fellow members. You may find some critiques to be worthwhile. Some you may feel do not fit your work. Virtually all are an honest effort to help you improve your writing. Take what you find useful and disregard the rest. This is how we learn our craft.

As a newbie to MWC, you will not be able to edit your posts until you have reached the 50-post milestone. Should be easy, especially if you spend some time on the Games thread. It will also improve your vocabulary and hopefully bring on a few laughs. Have fun.

And please read and comment/critique other memberís work. You will find it also helps you with your own creative effort.

The moderators are easy to spot due to all the blue stars floating above our heads. If you have a problem, we are happy to help. Just click on the private message (PM) icon of any moderator and send along your question or problem.

Once again welcome to MWC!

Offline Jung_Love

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Re: Just beginning
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2020, 02:50:44 PM »
Hi wes740!

I'm also new here, and similarly a couple of years into the journey.

What resources are you using to work on your craft, or what methods are you looking at to improve?