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Newbie in the house

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This is my first blog here even though I joined back in May. No one will read it probably, but I am going to write it like I have an audience.

I have written only one other blog, and it is on Open Salon. I joined there to read a humorous blog, and before you know I was posting my own stuff. OS really encourages writers, and there are some really great ones. Even David Brin posts on there occasionally. Before long I got the bright idea to start writing the Great American Space Opera Scifi/fantasy novel that had taken up residence in my brain,and posting it. I have been "writing" it since I was sixteen. Never could get it on paper though.

I wrote an entry, very rough, and posted it, and much to my amazement, I didn't get laughed at or ousted. Actually got some constructive criticism and encouragement. But as great as OS is, there just isn't an audience for what I am attempting to write. And I am well aware I have minimal talent, maybe no talent at all. Writing this book or serial or whatever you want to call it though is very enjoyable for me and I intend to keep it up.

I am here on SFFWorld to see if anyone else would like what I am writing, maybe give constructive suggestions. It is not meant to be the next great novel, just an outlet for my crazy imagination. What I am writing now is actually a prequel of sorts to the story I really want to tell. I just need to do the world building. Think of it as cotton candy for your mind. You know it is bad for you, but you eat it any way.

So, I will post what I have already written in the next week or so. Please let me know what you think, even if it is nagative. Just keep in mind that this is something I am doing for fun, and if my grammar and form are not up to code, I can live with that. I will correct any glaring mistakes you point out, but dangling participles ain't that big a deal.

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Updated July 8th, 2010 at 04:06 PM by dragonangel517

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  1. 's Avatar
    Hi dragonangel. I posted in your thread, but then I saw your blog so I thought I would post a comment as well.

    I have been on here for a few weeks, and this is the first time I have seen the bog section. LOL

    I can't speak for anyone else, but I would be interested in reading your story and sharing my thoughts with you. I am in the same position that you are. So perhaps we can help each other.
  2. dragonangel517's Avatar
    Thanks. I am about to post the fist intallment in a few minutes. Love to hear your thoughts.
  3. expatrie's Avatar
    Paraphrase here: "Everyone is original" - Brenda Ueland, If You Want to Write.

  4. AlexJCavanaugh's Avatar
    I'm rather new as well!
  5. Jon Sprunk's Avatar
    Welcome to SFFWorld.