At last! Here’s the thread for anything to do with writing. Whether it’s just an idea…a glimmer in your eye, or something you do just every now and then… Or something you do for a living, this thread is for all of us!
A few thoughts and then a request for help.
So we’re all writers, write (oops…right)? We’re on a message board, we write all the time! But who’s interested in going beyond FSU? Or who has 20 published novels under their belt? (Time to stop lurking behind that FSU pseudonym, you bestsellering author, you!)
As for me, I’ve always thought about writing, and recently I’ve wondered about (amateur) film-making. Which is tough to do without a script. I have come up with some ideas, but the whole dialogue thing…so much tougher than I ever realized!
With my latest idea, I know the storyline and even the scenes that will make up the film. But I got stuck with the dialogue, so I wrote the story as fiction and it went quite easily. I wrote the seven page (single-spaced) story over the last two days. It’s a first draft, so there are lots of changes to be made, but I think it’s pretty much where I want to be. I don’t expect a lot of editing to happen. But now I need to adapt it into a script…with the dreaded dialogue...
So here’s where my request comes in. I am wondering if people can recommend a site where one can post their work and have others critique it. I briefly looked at a few sites after googling “amateur writing”. With one site, people left comments like, “very illuminating…thank you for this work!” and “great job, (author), look forward to reading more of your work”. (Sorry!) I want something more substantial than that. Any suggestions on good sites to post your work and get more detailed feedback?
And to end my post, a questionnaire. Please feel free to add questions!
1. Where are you at? Just thinking about writing? Do it occasionally for fun? Writing at an amateur level fairly regularly? Working part-time or full-time as a writer (of any type)?
2. What kind of writing interests you? Fiction? Travel articles? Graphic novels? Biographies? Computer guides? Gardening pamphlet series? Something else?
3. What makes you want to write/be a writer?
4. What is your main goal concerning writing? How about other writing goals?