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lizzbby from NEW JERSEY is reading ALICE IN WONDERLAND, HUNGER GAMES,WALLY LAMB AND THE WOMEN OF YORK CORRECTIONAL INST. AND THE LAST LECTURE April 10, 2012 - 12:12pm

Hey, I have never joined a site as this. I'm anxious to get started but am clueless on where  to start. As I'm sure others have done, I have written small bits of nothing.  Possibly, I have enough to start something. If anyone has advice on what direction I should take so I am not at a stand still for the entirity. Then of course I would just simply quit. So please help if you can...

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 10, 2012 - 12:20pm

Welcome! I would just start writing, anything, then post in workshop. See where you need to improve, read some essays, or take a class, write some more and repeat the process OR you could start with a writers battle (look up Beyond Thunderdome) and start the process there.....

 

The point is don't wait for something special or a special time. The time is now, the special thing is whatever you put down on paper. 

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry April 10, 2012 - 12:28pm

lizzby!  welcome.

What Matt said, yes.  Do that stuff.  The tough thing about internet communities, especially ones that are growing as fast as this one, is that it's easy to get lost in the shuffle.  So a good bet for you, as far as getting involved and seeing what direction to take your work and your involvement, is to cruise the threads a bit and kinda see what's going on.

There is a lot going on.  In addition to the Beyond Thunderdome writer battles, there is Flash Me!, a thread dedicated to letting you show off your shortish work, The Rough House Duo Competition, and just the plain ol' Rough House, where you can get your weekly prompt and write a piece of flash to show off.

And that's just the stuff that's good for you.  You want to kill some time and have some fun in the community?  There's plenty of that.  Just take a look around.

Have fun.  A man named Dave should be along shortly to welcome you officially.  Until then, I extend his hand in greeting.

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PandaMask from Los Angeles is reading More Than Human April 10, 2012 - 12:58pm

Weclome!

What Utah and MattAttack said.

@Utah

Thank you for the mention. :)

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break April 10, 2012 - 12:59pm

I like the welcome committee here.  This is certainly better than asking someone if they'd like some lobster.

Lizzbby, enjoy yourself.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry April 10, 2012 - 2:02pm

But never let it be thought unimportant.  Would you like some lobster?

@Panda:  Any time.

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Dave from a city near you is reading constantly April 10, 2012 - 2:18pm

Here's this.  Think about it, you'll be a winner, everytime.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. April 10, 2012 - 2:20pm

From the title of this thread, I thought we were gonna share sexy stories.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters April 10, 2012 - 5:27pm

That wouldn't be a first in this place.

Welcome!

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David Shepherd from shepherdsville, KY is reading Idoru by William Gibbson April 10, 2012 - 6:06pm

Me too Danny. It not being one was more surprising than the sex stories I have read on here actually. 

Welcome newcomer, may you impregnate our fertile minds with your seeds of literature! 

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lizzbby from NEW JERSEY is reading ALICE IN WONDERLAND, HUNGER GAMES,WALLY LAMB AND THE WOMEN OF YORK CORRECTIONAL INST. AND THE LAST LECTURE April 11, 2012 - 4:17am

THANKS FOR ALL THE INTERESTING, SINCERE AND TICKLISH RESPONSES. I LOOK FORWARD TO TAKING ALL THE ADVICE AND WILL TAKE HEED TO ALL SUGGESTIONS. XXOO