DRUID'S GARDEN WRITINGS
Posted 20 December 2011 - 12:16 am
I love to write, I need to write, I am a writer.
I have been writing for over thirty years but due to a series of reasons I have yet to be published.
I love writing fanfic in Druid's Garden and have written a great deal. Doing so has helped me to improve my writing but I am ready to move onto the next stage of my writing. I am going to simplify my writing with two new topics, one of which I have started.
I have gained some great support here in Nexus Forums but have always wished for more feedback and, I hate to admit it, a little more kudos. I figure, rightly or wrongly, that more feedback would have improved my writing and a little more kudos would have bolstered my confidence more and led to an improvement in my writing, such as simplification of plots. Yet I have to admit that making plots too complex has always been my problem and one that I may always have to deal with.
I have gained a good deal of knowledge and skills when it comes to writing. In this topic I will write down some of what I have learned. I hope others will do the same.
I will not be posting such as poetry or prose or pictures BUT PLEASE FEEL WELCOME TO DO SO.
REPEAT, IF YOU WISH TO POST WRITINGS, PICTURES IN THIS TOPIC, YOU ARE WELCOME TO DO SO.
Posted 20 December 2011 - 11:20 pm
START WRITING AND KEEP ON WRITING
Posted 20 December 2011 - 11:25 pm
Druid's Garden is not some kind of elitist place. Its a place for anybody and everybody to contribute.
Posted 21 December 2011 - 01:54 am
Posted 21 December 2011 - 06:13 am
Since all I wrote were papers that my teachers did ordain.
It simply appeared as work, another task done for a grade
Until two years ago when my interest was parlayed.
I made no serious effort in my school-borne reports,
Although I considered myself a novice poet of sorts.
But one day on chess.com, I received some inspiration,
That resulted in me writing with a tad of perspiration.
I decided to blend my love of chess with that of The Elder Scrolls
And the result was a story for which my interest tolls.
A chess game was played between an Orc and a Dark Elf.
The Orc took after a friend of mine, the Dunmer after myself.
Ever since I penned that work, I've been enthralled with prose
And my poetry's become more eloquent too, that I may disclose
The tales that haunt my growing mind with a more fluid motion
And I hope the Lord will keep me to upholding that noble notion.
This Druid's Garden here along with a group on my chess site
Have combined themselves so as to show me writing in a new light.
I make no claim of authorship that ranks among the elites,
But I will put my thoughts to paper, and they come in tiny fleets.
So there you all have my story in layman's terms and pace,
And I feel that, having seen so many friendly a face,
It has only begun. I certainly hope that is true.
And now until I see you again, I bid you all adieu!
Posted 21 December 2011 - 07:37 am
Thanks for the poetic feedback, SoulofChrysamere
Posted 21 December 2011 - 04:09 pm
Edited by Keanumoreira, 21 December 2011 - 04:09 pm.
Posted 22 December 2011 - 12:41 am
My big trick with posting is that in prolific times I create enough writing to carry me over in quieter times. Just because I make posts consistently does not mean I am a consistent prolific writer. Example: one Monday to Wednesday I write five posts for a topic and post two of them. I have three in reserve. On Thursday I run out of steam and edit the three posts. But then I really run out of steam. I then post my last three posts until I 'regain steam' on Sunday. Sometimes I am more consistent than this but sometimes less so.
Writing, especially very good writing, is not always easy. Getting started on any piece of writing is often hard even for very experienced writers and in this I include people who have been published many times. You already have your Holy Grail; you need to use it.
Posted 22 December 2011 - 02:49 am
Posted 22 December 2011 - 05:27 am
Would you really enjoy it if it was easy? One of our most basic enjoyments is being presented with a challenge. If everything was easy, life would become boring and redundant very quickly.
Challenge isn't something I tackle very well.