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Old 06-22-2012, 05:05 PM
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Default Re: Through the Eyes of a Flareon ~ [PG] - Book Two

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Originally Posted by VGBM View Post
Wait, that's not what I meant. I don't have trouble thinking of what to write (in fact I already have most of the story thought up), I guess I'm just nervous about what others will think, and feeling obligated to finish once I start and all that sort of stuff. Also, when I said I don't know where to start, I meant on terms of where and how to submit it.
XDD Well that was a massive fail on my part. But oh well. xD Ooh, right! Well I sorta was too, and it's easy to get like that when you post your first story. But mostly, especially on this forum, people are very friendly and constructive, and will help you rather than beat you down. And don't worry--there are few chaptered stories that have actually been finished on this site, I'm pretty sure. I definitely plan to finish this story, but not just for my readers as such, but because I love it as I do all my stories and it's made me happy for a long time now. Well, writing it. Obviously the readers are a large part, but make sure you're not just doing it for them.

What I mean is, even if you feel obligated to finish it, feel obligated to yourself, not to others. Then you will want to finish it and you'll have the right motivation! Of course, like I said, readers are fantastic and keep you going for a long time, but it's that balance between writer and reader that makes a story, I reckon. :] In terms of where to start, you just post a thread, really. xD The button's in two places I think, so it shouldn't be hard to find them.

If you're still too nervous, you could always show it to some friends first and see what they think or if you don't have many who like pokemon and would be willing to read your story/who you would want to show it to, you could PM a Creative Writing mod and show them instead. *coughMEcough* c: You could always write a little story for the Canalave Library, which is stickied in this section. ^^ It's a fun little project meant to be for recreation and making up fun stories based on the origin of a pokemon's details, such as their tails or their pattern or something. It's also meant to be in a more simplistic writing style, so that takes a lot of pressure off the overall quality, even if the quality should still be there, obviously. xD

Just curiously, how did you find this story? O:

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