New Writers Advice Column 29 members · 0 stories

"The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right."

~Henry Ward Beecher

This is a group solely dedicated to helping new writers on this site. To know how to be "helped", simply follow the rules in the forum for all your problem-solving needs and post a topic of your choice.

Such topics can be...

...if you're stuck on an idea and don't know how to proceed.
...if you've come across an idea you would like to do, but are unsure if people would think you're copying another's work.
...can't figure out why your story isn't generating views.
...why people don't seem to like your story. to get yourself noticed without being overly dramatic. best to respond to criticism.

...and so much more! We're here to help, so don't be afraid to ask!

This is, in part, a sister group to the Blunt Reviews Group, a group dedicated to reviewing stories on the site. If you wish to submit a story of yours, submit it in this group: the NWAC does not accept story submissions.

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I set up new blog, this one is a bit of an exercise in your vocabulary that is also intended to help others increase their own vocabulary.

A set up a blog for venting about things used by the fan base you think makes little sense.
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Something else I think should be said, for new writers and veterans, is don't post as soon as you finish the story. You will have some grammatical errors, especially with the the longer page compositions, so either get into the habit of leaving the unfinished work alone for a minimum of 5 minutes (I know you're invested in it and want nobody messing with your baby, but hear this out) because my high school English teacher, Mr. Duff (please no jokes or Simpson references, and I might of spelled his last name wrong and and am sorry if I did) told me, and the rest of the class if you leave an unfinished for minutes or more you can notice some of your errors, but it's best to have someone else look over your work because they will notice errors more effectively. So, make sure your proofreader is somebody you trust, and is okay with your likes.

Something I would like all new writers, and would like others to share with new writers is, to be aware of is that there will be people who don't like some aspect of a story you are writing or have written, so don't be discouraged by that. Comments, good or bad, are part of the creative process and in my opinion the worst thing your story can suffer is no comments. Comments are feedback on your work, and without feedback you can't truly improve your works.

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