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    Shadowhawke
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    Hi! I am Shadowhawke.
    A friend gave me the link here and I thought I’d come check it out.

    I am not much of a writer, I scribble with t he hopes of someday finishing something. :)

    #206625
    Magic Seeker
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    Hi Shadowhawke! :) Welcome to FM!

    You’ve found a great site for writing inspiration and encouragement. I hope we can help you with your goals!

    Happy writing,
    Deb Salisbury
    The Mantua-Maker, Quality Historical Sewing Patterns and Books
    www.mantua-maker.com

    The Art of the Hoop: 1860 - 1869, Dress, Sewing, and Clothing Care Advice
    https://www.mantua-maker.com/a---1860s-fashion.html

    Dead Wizard's Loot: Wizard Whitewing #1
    http://www.djsalisburybooks.com/Dead-Wizard-s-Loot.html

    #206626
    Shadowhawke
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    Thanks!

    Been working on a story idea since about 1992……..

    #206627
    Maripat
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    We’re just setting up our new site here. Have a look around and be sure to also check out the chat rooms. If you have any questions, please ask.

    Maripat

    #206628
    J.A. Marlow
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    Welcome to the madhouse! But, were a fun madhouse, with lots of loony writers running around… hmm.

    Anyway, join in the discussions and let us know if you have any questions!

    J.A. Marlow
    The String Weavers, Salmon Run, Redpoint One series.

    Writer alter-ego of Dreamers Cove

    #206629
    Shadowhawke
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    Tons of questions…..

    I don’t always let people read what I write due to an adult friend laughing at my story back in high school. That was back in the 80’s….. 88 maybe.

    Haven’t really written since.

    I have a hard time finishing. Can picture it all in my head, but can’t get it on paper.

    #207256
    Magic Seeker
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    No one will laugh at you here. We’ve all been there, and we know how much it hurts. I’ve only had serious, well-meaning critiques on my work. Sometimes they sting, of course, but everyone who posts really, REALLY wants to help. Not all of us are as tactful as we’d like to be (guilty, :( I tend to be a bit blunt), but we all want to help you improve and be the best writer you can be.

    Please do post you questions! You’ll get the best results in the appropriate board, such as Writing Techniques. Not many people watch this board.

    Happy writing,
    Deb Salisbury
    The Mantua-Maker, Quality Historical Sewing Patterns and Books
    www.mantua-maker.com

    The Art of the Hoop: 1860 - 1869, Dress, Sewing, and Clothing Care Advice
    https://www.mantua-maker.com/a---1860s-fashion.html

    Dead Wizard's Loot: Wizard Whitewing #1
    http://www.djsalisburybooks.com/Dead-Wizard-s-Loot.html

    #207257
    CatP
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    I’m glad you listened to your friend who gave you the link and have stopped listening to the laugh of the other.

    No one will laugh here, as Magic Seeker said, and when you do get the courage to offer your words to others to read you will get help as well as encouragement. I’ll make sure of that :D

    There are plenty of places to get help in the mean time.

    • The http://www.fmwriters.com/zoomfm/index.php/forum/techniques%5D Techniques forum is one place and you’ll find everyone has difficulties they need to work on.

    • There is Chat (the link is on the banner above the tabs) for getting answer in a more immediate fashion.

    • http://www.fmwriters.com/zoomfm/index.php/forum/justin-s-daily-exercises%5DJustin’s Daily Exercises is a place you can get promts to practice on – just write a few hundred words that come to you. You can also post your results and people will encourage.

    • Also Roving Crits, a board where you can post up to 4000 words and recieve helpful, constructive comments. go http://www.fmwriters.com/zoomfm/index.php/forum/critique-connection/70-sign-up-for-roving-crits%5Dhere to ask to join in.

      There are heaps of other places to get specific help too. Forward Motion is a place of learning and encouragment. You just have to find what works for you.

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