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Old 12-06-2013, 06:46 AM
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As I have been here I have submitted, a couple of pages of a novel I started. I also submitted some poetry.
I don't know about any of you , but I feel more confident writing while I'm here in the forum. Without proofing.
Does anyone else do this? Should I be proofing all my works? or is writing it for the first time more...real?
Let me know what you think. Because for me writing and proofing and writing again just makes me board, and then I lose interest.

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Old 12-06-2013, 07:01 AM
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I've never written something straight onto here, well aside from the replies, but anyway - I don't feel right unless I've read over it like once or so... except with my novels. I only go over them when I finish the whole thing.
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:14 AM
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Why would I want to read your work and trip up over your errors? Is your writing that fantastic?
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No JoeMatt my writing is amateurish at BEST!. But I feel like the words flow more easily for me. I'm just wondering if this could hinder my writing? Is it a better practice to proof read?
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Yeah, man. You should, especially before posting.
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No JoeMatt my writing is amateurish at BEST!. But I feel like the words flow more easily for me. I'm just wondering if this could hinder my writing? Is it a better practice to proof read?
I'm betting you know the answer. Sounds like you're trying to convince yourself that there's an easier way. There isn't.
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No JoeMatt my writing is amateurish at BEST!. But I feel like the words flow more easily for me. I'm just wondering if this could hinder my writing? Is it a better practice to proof read?
here is something to consider:
how does one know anything has been proofed read or not?
when posting a piece of work it could well have been proofed or not.
it is not always obvious whether what you have posted is been changed or not.
is there? this is obviously discounting spelling and so on.
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Originally Posted by jonMC View Post
As I have been here I have submitted, a couple of pages of a novel I started. I also submitted some poetry.
I don't know about any of you , but I feel more confident writing while I'm here in the forum. Without proofing.
Does anyone else do this? Should I be proofing all my works? or is writing it for the first time more...real?
Let me know what you think. Because for me writing and proofing and writing again just makes me board, and then I lose interest.
I am like you in that I feel my ideas flow better if I just write it all out. However, I do proof it after I am all finished. I find that works best for me because then I can see what mistakes I've made or sometimes think of things to add that will enhance the story. I can also see what doesn't need to be there and remove it. Proofing works. If you feel the flow of your work will be impeded by proofing during the writing, then try proofing it after you've finished the piece. Maybe that will work better for you. I know it does for me.
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What's "proofing"? lol
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you see a lot of that in the "free writing" forum. Every once in a while people post writing prompts as well.
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Has anyone tried sketching on a wasp?
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Has anyone tried sketching on a wasp?
A man after my own heart.

I was asked to do a 3d modeled CAD concept part on the fly once, for a presentation. So I 3d modeled a large fly, and then modeled the desired part onto it, then rendered it.

There were a few people at that staff meeting not amused. Luckily, the CEO was, especially when I demonstrated how easily it was to make the fly go away....
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("...I envy those their ability to write flawlessly, where alas I can't for all my imagination..." went the goblin ever the dyslexic, and remembering too, that line that went something worth reading twice is worth writing twice too, not that the goblin had much choice about it though, he could barely write a line without some typo slipped in somewhere, saying "...no, I tend to let the reader know that I am just winging the post here by using brackets then, whereas that which I have edited I usually match with a picture later without brackets instead...", but the goblin's mind was elsewhere entirely, for the bistro had become a trap for those who waited without foresight, in that the day had been clear blue cloudless sky, yet now the temperature was plunging to the goblin's horror, saying "...colder than when it snows then, yes I envy those who can wing their post flawlessly perhaps, but more than that then, I envy those who don't get a splitting headache on such a cold clear night...")

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