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I want to help out but I have a question.

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I would like to write a character creation and backstory guide to help new players. I have a decent experience with writing and character development in the past. I want to be more helpful to this community, but I have a feeling that as soon as I post my guide, people will tell me I'm giving people bad advice. Do you think I should bother trying? My ideas are slightly different from other people's but they can work. Real-life people not related to me have told me I am good at writing interest characters and their backstories. I really want to help others do the same. I just don't think anyone on here likes or will accept my opinion.
Posted May 3, 17 · OP
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Hello Pinky,

First I think it's best when addressing topics like this to not come off immediately in the negative. It pulls people away from the topic you are attempting to present.

Second, I feel that all points of view should be welcome and if you have a guide, presenting it to the forums admins for review would be a great way to start.

But most important, like any writer, you must be ready to accept criticism (hopefully constructive) and requested edits. That is the life of a writer.

I hope this helps and wish you luck!
Aster Dashkova - Dashkova Industries - Entity

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Posted May 3, 17
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It's not that we don't like your opinion. It's just that, in my experience, you have a bad habit of ignoring other people's opinions after asking for them.
Posted May 3, 17
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But most important, like any writer, you must be ready to accept criticism (hopefully constructive) and requested edits. That is the life of a writer.

This. Sooooo much this.

I spent several years of my life as a tech journalist... I'll give this advice - write your guide, but do not expect it to remain in the form you write it. Writers outside of the professional sphere often live under a false assumption that their *work* is their *creation*. It's not - anything of professional quality is a collaborative creation where they do 75% of the work, and the editor(s) get it into a shape that's final and worthwhile to present to others. The truly good writers I've worked with understand this, and are indeed thankful for their editors.
Posted May 4, 17
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Ok, in response to you all:
I am VERY willing to take criticism from people, IRL, I am in a fiction writing crit group. I am not like my old self and the past things that happened, they were a bad mistake on my part. I deeply apologize. Second, I am asking for constructive criticism on my guide and suggestions. I am simply aware that my way of character backstory creation is different and I think people will say I'm ruining new RPer's chances at making good characters. I know there will always be people who disagree with me, but I fear many people will say this. That is my concern.
Posted May 5, 17 · OP
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