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need help refreshing my writing skills

  1. eaglecreek profile image60
    eaglecreekposted 7 years ago

    Hi everyone . I haven't wrote much of anything in the last fifteen years and I miss it and have decided to get back into it.
    I am wanting to write in my spare time as a part time job. I could really use some help. i really need some refresher courses. Maybe some classes or mentors. Does anyone have some links or info that might help me or point me in the right direction .

    Thank you

    1. WryLilt profile image92
      WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Welcome to the site.

      Just wondering, did you not get the answers you wanted the first time you posted this?

      http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/55303

      1. eaglecreek profile image60
        eaglecreekposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        thank you for the welcome

        the 2 replies were very helpful but then the post got moved and i got no more replies , so i thought i would re word the post and submit it again. hopefully it wont get moved this time

    2. eaglecreek profile image60
      eaglecreekposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      can anyone help me to understand why this post keeps getting moved from the help section to the Commercial and Creative Writing section ?

      1. WryLilt profile image92
        WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Because moderators obviously think it's more toned for that section.

        I'd have to agree, since you're not asking for help for your hubs really, you're asking for help on your writing in general.

  2. ddsurfsca profile image72
    ddsurfscaposted 7 years ago

    Just start writing, not for profit but for the joy of writing.  Start with your journal, then start writng about the things you love in life.  Just start.

    1. WryLilt profile image92
      WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree.

      Before I came to hubpages, I was always like "I'll finish my journalism degree and then one day write a book. I don't know enough to write."

      When I joined hubpages I realized - I can just write. You don't need a degree or a mentor or someone peering over your shoulder who supposedly knows more than you.

      The hubpages community is full of people who will give you great feedback and help you in so many ways - if you just start writing what you know, you'll learn so much - I have!

      1. eaglecreek profile image60
        eaglecreekposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        wrylitt , i sent you a mail . where do i find my inbox ?

        1. WryLilt profile image92
          WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I sent you a reply.

          The contact goes straight to the email inbox.

          So whatever email you used to sign up will have any future mails from me.

          1. eaglecreek profile image60
            eaglecreekposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Thank you i will look for it.

            1. WryLilt profile image92
              WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Did you get my second email?

  3. seanorjohn profile image80
    seanorjohnposted 7 years ago

    A good way to start is to write " how to do..  something".
    If you are still stuck, you could write an article on " how to not do something".

    1. eaglecreek profile image60
      eaglecreekposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      thank you for the replies . i will give it a shot

 
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