Calling all aspiring authors and writers!

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gherkinsgodhorse
Joined: Jul 12, '11
Status: Advanced
Hi guys,
I'm currently in the process of researching for a dystopian novel (and writing bits and pieces here and there, whatever sparks in my train of thought). I'm 14 years old and I want to get published. I know the Dystopian genre may fade out of fashion by the time I finish it but I don't care. I'm writing it because I want to, because I got a story to tell.

My problem is motivation. It's hard to be motivated when I go to a school where reading, writing and literature are regarded as "geeky" or "nerdy" or "totally uncool".
(I've been bullied for being a nerd -.-) So I resort to the Internet to find like-minded people who have similar goals. Nanowrimo, ( if you don't already know, is a site where you keep track of writing 50k words in 30 days. Like GTQ, it has forums and things but it's just not the same as GTQ.

I'm calling all aspiring writers here, particularly those who don't have much support of their dreams besides the comfort of internet users. Maybe we can talk and help each other out.
gherkinsgodhorse
Joined: Jul 12, '11
Status: Advanced
Guess no one's literate.

I'm kidding. But seriously, where are all the writers of GTQ at? Guess I should've seen it coming - no one even writes those story quizzes anymore...
gherkinsgodhorse
Joined: Jul 12, '11
Status: Advanced
*sigh* Seems like all the GTQ authors are no longer around.
Puppet master12
Joined: Feb 22, '15
Status: Experienced
I want the be an author when I am old enough

But my biggest problem is my grammar and how it always comes out like a bad fan fiction instead of an original

My primary school didn't teach us a lot about grammar or certain subjects we should have learned

But I think my imagination is good enough to start me of I do try but my grammar always pulls me down.


I could try and help you with motivation if you wanted me to?
Girl_Almighty
Joined: Dec 5, '14
Status: Junior
I write fan fiction, and I might write an original. I'm not a master at writting though. c":
gherkinsgodhorse
Joined: Jul 12, '11
Status: Advanced
@Puppet - That's awesome, we have similar aspirations then.
I can help you with your grammar. I don't see any flaws judging from your past, despite the fact that you overlooked a few full stops. You have a strong basis for your diction, so I'm not sure what grammar problems you mean.

Aha I think fan fictions are really weird so I never read them.

@GA - There's always room for improvement. You should try to write an original. =]
gherkinsgodhorse
Joined: Jul 12, '11
Status: Advanced
*post not past.
Puppet master12
Joined: Feb 22, '15
Status: Experienced
Thank you , I always miss my punctuation by accident .
I'm not entirely sure what grammer acctualy is as stated previously my primary school missed a lot of things out for us .
Never explaining what grammer was and ive been to shy to ask.

So I have just assumed it's spelling ,the way things are phrased , punctuation and the your and you're thing is that what it is?
gherkinsgodhorse
Joined: Jul 12, '11
Status: Advanced
Punctuation, spelling and diction all fall under grammar. That's why in some schools they have tests called "Grammar and Punctation". I'm surprised your school didn't teach the fundaments of grammar - If you want to be a good writer, you have to know your grammar.
Puppet master12
Joined: Feb 22, '15
Status: Experienced
Ah ok thank you.

Yeah I'm going to improve in highschool this year ( 2nd year ) we got taught some of it just not that well.
gherkinsgodhorse
Joined: Jul 12, '11
Status: Advanced
Do you have any story ideas? I kinda have one but I usually have trouble with the plot and flow of the story. xP
PurpleClouds
Joined: Oct 3, '12
Status: Newbie
i love to write
Puppet master12
Joined: Feb 22, '15
Status: Experienced
Acctualy yes .

Flowers that never die.

( I'll be using the soap things as they don't have names yet )
C7 is an old woman who's husband died a year after their marriage
She is visited by C8 who is in the disguise of a fairy queen but is really a witch

But she really wants to help C7

So she gives her 6 flower seeds
One year after taking care of the flowers they grow into six children
C1 the rose child
C2 the iris bild
C3 the oak child ( I know it's not a flower)
C4 the fox glove child
C5 the daisy child
And c6 the petunia child.

The witch grows jealous of the woman and she curses ten children for when they turn 12 they will never age so the old woman won't love them
Any more
But as the years pass the old woman still loves and cares for her children

The witch puts her in a coma

The children had to get a talisman from the kingdoms of their plants to save their mother

If they do so their mother will become young ( 23) and immortal.

But a curse reveals that one of them will die in the land of thorns

One where the moon cannot touch

And the last one in a place that is dark but has no shadows.

The children can chose to leave their mother to die or save her

And to make it worse they have only seven years.

But who will perish?


I will be uploading it on my wattpad account
Puppet master12
Joined: Feb 22, '15
Status: Experienced
So what do you think of it ?
begg
Joined: Jul 11, '15
Status: Newbie
M dad wrote some published books but there really weird!

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