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Postby KDowd » Sun Mar 26, 2006 1:21 pm

Hello. I'm not a very experienced writer but I have always been interested in pursuing what others always tell me is "my talent". Hopefully, I will be able to learn from all of the writers on this forum and find my own voice in the process.
A little about myself:
Though I am not currently enrolled in college I plan to do so through correspondance during my upcoming deployment with the US Army to Kosovo. Hopefully, when I return home I will be able to earn my degree in whatever interests me at that moment (It changes often.).
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Postby JillStar » Sun Mar 26, 2006 2:16 pm

Welcome to Wordtrip KDowd... we're very glad you've joined us!!
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Postby TheMudge » Sun Mar 26, 2006 6:10 pm

Hey, KDowd--welcome to the boards.

You'll find lots of encouragement here as you start on your writing journey. One thing I might suggest is that you start a journal . . . your upcoming experiences could provide great writing ideas.

Keep us posted--and feel free to poke around the site and join in.

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Postby pengwenn » Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:12 am

Welcome, Welcome, Welcome!!!

If you've got talent, well then, you're half way there already. Yeah! Experience....that will come with lots of practice. Might I suggest a challenge or two....?

I'll second Mudge's suggestion about a journal and add another one. PICTURES! Take lots of pictures and store them in your journal (if you can). Looking at the pictures might help to bring back some of the details of your memories years down the road.
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Postby bfsooner » Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:04 pm

Welcome, KDowd. Hope you enjoy Wordtrip.

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Postby Mlou » Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:21 pm

Hi, KDowd. What sort of writing are you interested in? What do you read? Feel free to comment on any of the threads and perhaps try the weekly challenges for various kinds of writing and poetry. :)
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Postby Writingmom » Fri Mar 31, 2006 4:05 pm

Welcome to the list! You'll find lots of friends here. 8)
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Postby Hissmonster » Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:51 pm

Welcome aboard Ken!

I was always told I was wasting my 'talent' as well. Didn't take writing all that seriously til well...let's just say "After college". Funny thing is that I spent a good deal of my 'denial' time writing, just not calling it writing.

Add to the journal and photo everything you can get your hands on...relish the words and images they produce. I like sketching doesn't have to be Rembrandt..just have fun w/ it.

See you around the w/ works wonders on creativity and getting you into the writing mood... 8)
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Postby hyperfine » Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:06 am

Ahoy Matey!

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