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Old 06-04-2013, 01:37 AM View Post #11 (Link)
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You're pretty much only allowed to talk to the people who post in your introduction thread. So only me, Alita, and its_me_izzy can interact with you. You'll just have to wait until someone is charitable enough to post in here as well to expand your social court to four.
I would be lying if I said I wasn't a little disappointed, but thank you for being the third. And the deed is appreciated lalodragon.

So, would the wise elder members of the community like to advise me on what to do next? Should I try my hand at a few more critiques (I've already done one)? Or should I work more on my own work?(Currently I do not have anything because I have been unable to complete anything and really haven't written anything in a while. I need to get back into the game)
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:40 AM View Post #12 (Link)
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Hard choice. For the forum, I'd say crit (2 for every post, is the ratio?). But writing is always better than anything. Especially if you haven't done it in a while. Does critting make you want to write? How long does a crit take?
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:52 AM View Post #13 (Link)
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Mmm, both are always good choices. I'd recommend critiquing a bit more before you post anything (Lalo is right in saying that you should critique more than you share work) but that doesn't mean you can't work on projects without having to post them.
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:01 AM View Post #14 (Link)
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By the way, we're required to give thanks to God for every blessing. And we tithe-- tithing is heavily enforced, not optional.
Sorry, there is not going to be any tithing from me, for a couple years at least. I'm ashamed to admit it, but I'm still in high school and still in the care of my parents. I've got no money for myself, let alone the community.

Aside from that, I've had this problem with my writing. I have this idea in my mind for a story, and the more I think about it, the more I want to write. The words pop into my head, but when I put them down on paper they seem choppy and inconsistent. I know I should just keep writing and ignore it, but I can't seem to shake my paranoia. Any advice?
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:09 AM View Post #15 (Link)
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Get it on paper and fix the prose later. You'll learn how to write better sentences as you write them, and all work is improved with editing.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:28 AM View Post #16 (Link)
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Hey welcome to YWO. Looking forward to what you have
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Haha, those guys are hilarious.

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Old 06-04-2013, 08:36 PM View Post #18 (Link)
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Originally Posted by lalodragon View Post
Hard choice. For the forum, I'd say crit (2 for every post, is the ratio?). But writing is always better than anything. Especially if you haven't done it in a while. Does critting make you want to write? How long does a crit take?
I've only done one crit so far and that one took me about an hour to compose the first time, but something happened on the website and I had to redo it, so I did it less thoroughly a second time in about 30 mins. I haven't done any other crits as I don't really have much time. The ACT's are this Saturday. I'll try and do more next week.
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And the size of my social court just expanded to 7... not too shabby.

Unrelated question: anyone else here reading or watching a song of ice and fire? I'm obsessed.
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That's like asking a bird if it flies. Only rarely do you come across one who says no.
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