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New To Wordtrip

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 1:21 pm
by KDowd
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.).
Thank you,
Kenneth Dowd

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 2:16 pm
by JillStar
Welcome to Wordtrip KDowd... we're very glad you've joined us!!

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 6:10 pm
by TheMudge
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.

Happy wordtripping.

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:12 am
by pengwenn
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.

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:04 pm
by bfsooner
Welcome, KDowd. Hope you enjoy Wordtrip.

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:21 pm
by Mlou
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. :)

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 4:05 pm
by Writingmom
Welcome to the list! You'll find lots of friends here. 8)

Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:51 pm
by Hissmonster
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)

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:06 am
by hyperfine
Ahoy Matey!

Welcome to Wordtrip.