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2 years 2 weeks ago #55800 by null0trooper
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Sir_Nil wrote: I don't really know how to start this since my experience online is limited to chat rooms and facebook posts, but when push comes to shove! Start with greetings!


Hi
Ni Hao
Dzień dobry
Shalom


Sir_Nil wrote: I'm an amateur writer (VERY amateur) who writes for fun

. . .

Right now nothing I write feels like it satisfies me as an author and I ended up seeking quality I could not achieve until creativity decided to die in me. Maybe its because I want to achieve the same level as the awesome authors of this site or even the many others who post their work online or do it the old-fashioned way.


If you can't continue practicing with creative projects, you can always practice on boring ones!

(Pro Tip for many professions: Sign up for the toughest Technical Writing your school offers, then put in the blood and tears to ace it.)


Sir_Nil wrote: Wondering what the hell happened on Halloween (Please tell me it gets addressed later, I've determined myself to read based on release order but my faith is built on my own questionable judgement so...)


Some kids got into the candy, someone got laid, someone got screwed.


Sir_Nil wrote: Conflicted about Reverend Englund who was the source of conflict in Sara's story yet had his rule of cool moment when he and Mr Lodgemen basically told New York 'No'.


I figure that if his penance were completed, he'd already be dead. Beyond that, he is still around for Year Two.

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2 years 2 weeks ago #55802 by Kettlekorn
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Sir_Nil wrote: Wondering what the hell happened on Halloween (Please tell me it gets addressed later, I've determined myself to read based on release order but my faith is built on my own questionable judgement so...)

Yep, the authors did eventually make it back to Halloween '06, so hang in there.

I am the kernel that pops in the night. I am the pain that keeps your dentist employed.
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2 years 2 weeks ago - 2 years 2 weeks ago #55803 by Schol-R-LEA
Schol-R-LEA replied the topic: Hello! A wild dabbing penguin has appeared!
Nice to me you. You might want to introduce yourself to Jack (I hope you can read Auslan when signed using claws) and (later on) his kid brother Adam, and maybe ask Simone and the Lit Chix, but stay away from Fracas. Try not to piss off Essemelle, and what ever you do, don't call KoalaSpider an elf, she hates it when some bratty Sidhe arsehole gets in her face thinking that she owes them something just because she has pointy ears. If she starts Dricking out, run; is she reaches for her energy weapons, duck.

On a more serious note, I was curious as to where in Australia you live; just saying 'Australia' is like saying 'Canada' or 'Brazil', and while plenty of My Feller 'Merkins will ask if you know John and Amanda whom they met while on vacation (because everyone in Oz knows everyone else, right? And they all talk in the same accents as Steve Irwin or Paul Hogan (never mind that those two sounded nothing like each other - regional accents, what regional accents?), and wear khaki shorts and bush hats 24/7...), I know that there are a number of your compatriots around who might know a bit more than that.

Out, damnéd Spot! Bad Doggy!
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2 years 2 weeks ago #55805 by lighttech
lighttech replied the topic: Hello! A wild dabbing penguin has appeared!
welcome to the looooey bin!


and I love Sara too...wrote some fan fic based on that girl!

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2 years 2 weeks ago #55806 by Sir_Nil
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I knew I'd end up here eventually.

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2 years 2 weeks ago #55807 by Sir_Nil
Sir_Nil replied the topic: Hello! A wild dabbing penguin has appeared!
Hello! I'm from Melbourne since you wanted more context.

And no I don't know Amanda or Jack.

As for accents, I don't think I have one? Though a bunch of people say I have one. (Possibilities ranging from Turkish, Chinese, German, British and it seems like my friends are just naming random places when the topic of my accent comes up but they never seem to include Australian)

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2 years 2 weeks ago #55808 by Anne
Anne replied the topic: Hello! A wild dabbing penguin has appeared!
Welcome to the Funny f Chrystal Hall. Enjoy your stay. Do try to avoid the nice young men with the long white coats with the sleeves in the back...!

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2 years 2 weeks ago - 2 years 2 weeks ago #55810 by Schol-R-LEA
Schol-R-LEA replied the topic: Hello! A wild dabbing penguin has appeared!
I was pretty sure you didn't know Amanda and John, but you never know...

Jack, OTOH, you will get to meet soon enough, given that you've gotten as far as 'Upheaval'. Trust me, you can't miss him, unless he's standing next to his friend in the loud clothes (in which case you'd be to busy losing your breakfast to notice that there's a... well, you'll see).


And as a heads' up for future stories, if you dare peek at it:
Warning: Spoiler! [ Click to expand ]

Out, damnéd Spot! Bad Doggy!
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2 years 2 weeks ago #55812 by Kristin Darken
Kristin Darken replied the topic: Hello! A wild dabbing penguin has appeared!
Welcome and enjoy!

You might notice many of the veterans watching you over the next little while... they like to see the expressions cross your face as you work your way through the canon. :P


With regards to your own writing... two bits of advice. Read all the things. Keep writing. Those two things will do you more good than any classes or workshops or whatever. Read everything you can get your hands on, different styles and genre, look for the common denominators in the things that you enjoy and that tell the sort of stories you most like to read about. And write often. Pick reasonable goals... don't try to write the great American (Australian) novel on your first go... write short stories, limit your word count and STILL get in all the most important details. It'll teach you to pick the right words and map them into a story with precision and you'll learn to end stories... a skill that many people fail to learn when they start out with episodic or novel sized work. As a result, we end up with lots of things without closure in online writing. But then keep writing.

Write a 1k word story. Set it aside for a little while and then come back to it and decide what you did right and what needs work. Then write the same story, with the goal of improving on the first time. Don't just edit it, but write it again fresh. Do that a couple times. Compare. We forget that long before we wrote stories, we told them... and we told them over and over, sometimes precisely the same but sometimes with different intentions as we taught the young, reminded the old, and otherwise used the wisdom of history to make a point. If you can work out your different ways of making different points with the same story, you'll be able to tell ANY story that you want with the right perspective for your audience to get.

Like reading a lot, writing a lot is a natural part of the process. I doubt there are many authors out there who haven't thrown away far more work than they've ever shared with other readers. It's not uncommon to 'decimate' our own work during the editorial process (in the literal sense of the word, destroying all but a tenth of it... ie reducing 100 pages to 10).. to clear out everything that is unneeded for telling the story at the heart of what you've written.

I'll look forward to you eventually sharing something with us. In the meantime, enjoy the reading! :)

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2 years 2 weeks ago #55813 by Sir_Nil
Sir_Nil replied the topic: Hello! A wild dabbing penguin has appeared!
Huh, so I didn't image the strange old people appearing around me everytime I read.

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