Hey there, I'm preparing a post for PG at this time. Do you want to join in? What I mean is, wanna make a joint post, together, instead of flooding the IC with dozens of separate posts. I usually make joint posts on a site called titanpad, it's a pad that may be edited in real-time by more than one writer. Very useful and fun for RPing!
btw my skype is raymav3rick add me if you feel like chatting about it
I agree with you to the fullest - I'm glad I'm not the only one thinking like this. You can practice with fics the same you can practice with original stuff, and then, when you're ready, you set the boundaries you mentioned to a brand new world.
So, it's our practice that's brought us to write together in an RP! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your posts, as I found myself liking the solid and rather serious diction of your first one. Feels a lot like mine, so I can really appreciate it.
Applying yourself is only the first stage to a work of quality, I think. The stage that matters when it comes to becoming the very best is the last stage, the stage which others get to review your work. You might be satisfied with it, but if they're not, well... you can claim to be good, but you can't claim to be the best.
Hmm... famous author Martin, of the Song of Ice and Fire series says that writing fiction does nothing to help your writing skills improve; that you need to create your own world from scratch, if you're to get any better. I don't believe this, do you? Maybe he can't gain anything from writing fiction but I (or you) can. We're different people!
Same for me. The creative process of writing is something I thoroughly enjoy - I'm looking to become an author, but I don't feel ready for a big commitment yet, so I indulge into RPing or writing fan fics to improve my skills. I do strive to become the best writer and artist... but I know that's impossible. But the farther you reach out, the farther you'll reach, right?