1. limey
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    Allow me to introduce

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by limey, Mar 20, 2010.

    Emmers. That's what I go by. Emmers. :)

    I am, very pleased to encounter this website and thrilled to meet you all. I surely hope it will be an enlightening experience for me.

    To explain shortly who I am:
    - I am Emmers, 23 years from Norway.
    - Emphasise on short stories, novels, screenplays and the rarely written poetry.
    - Highly inactive in creative efforts because of insecurity.
    - Reads dictionaries for fun.
    - Raging alcoholic.
    - Enjoys most genres of culture, but suspects myself for being a dyslectic.
    - Been writing more or less since I've been 12.

    Here for:
    - Learning experience.
    - Become more productive in my writing.
    - Get feedback. Due to before mentioned insecurity I felt it was about time to take action in matter of feedback. Good or bad, I can't go on any longer without knowing if I should give up or go for it.
    - Learn. Really.
    - Be more structured in my work, as I feel the pretenses and storylines float all over.

    Hopes to:
    - I really hope I can write something that means anything to an individual. A person will read it and perhaps quote or base another story upon it.
    - I hope to write screenplays. Or even better, improve screenplays. I dream of becoming a screenplayimprover. I've always felt that to be my strong side. Re-writing, re-arranging or adding pieces to a story.
    - Engaging helpful or significant discussions to improve others, as myself.
    - Really, just making that light bulb over my head starting to blaze the world with my corrosive mind.
    - Push forward.

    Love,
    Emmers.
     
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    Hello Emmers, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Before you can get critique, you must first give constructive critique. This is not just a quid pro quo, it is because improving your critiquing skills is the primary focus of the Review Room workshop. Improving your critiquing skills will improve your ability to find and fix weaknesses in your own writing.

    But posting your own writing for people to comment on should not be among the very first things you do here anyway. It is worth taking the time to see what other people have done to improve their writing, and see if some of it applies to your writing as well. That is part of why we require members to review other members' work before posting their own for review. On the other hand, there are no restrictions, other than content and copyright rules, on showcasing your work in your member blog.

    Also, be aware that posting a piece of writing on any public site, including this one, will greatly diminish your chances of selling it for publication. Removing the writing later does not alter that fact - once posted, it is irreversibly considered published. So do not post anything more than a small excerpt of any piece you are planning to submit for publication.

    If you haven't explored the site yet, you should probably do so soon. Newcomers often gravitate to the Lounge, the Word Games, or the Review Room, but there is much more to be discovered if you poke in the corners. Remember to check out our FAQ as well, and be sure to read through the forum rules, too, to avoid any misunderstandings or hurt feelings. Respect for one another is our principal mandate.

    As for the Review Room, new joiners often wonder why we do things a bit differently on this site than on other writing sites. We emphasize constructive critique as a vital writing skill. Training your eye by reviewing other people's work helps you improve your own writing even before you present it for others to see. Therefore, we ask members to review other people's writing before posting work of their own. The Review Room forums on this site, therefore, are true workshops, not just a bulletin board for displaying your work (and on that note, please only post each item for review in one Review Room forum). Also, please use the same thread for all revisions and additional excerpts from the same piece of writing. See this post, Why Write Reviews Before Posting My Work? for more information.

    And while you're looking around, don't forget to check out our Weekly Short Story Contest and Weekly Poetry Contest. They actually run more than one week apiece, but any member may enter, and all members are urged to vote for their favorites.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
     
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    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

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    Hey Emmers, great to meet you!!! :D
     
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    Emmers,

    Welcome to the forum! I can't say I've ever read the dictionary for fun...well, not for any length of time ;)

    Terry
     
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    Welcome and cheers.
     
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    Thanks guys :) Hope I can make an effort to this forum!
     

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