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    An Odd But (Hopefully) Not Unwelcome Introduction

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Prince_Genji, Sep 27, 2011.

    Hello everyone, I hope to learn a lot reviewing and perhaps eventually writing some stories here. I'm sorry if my grammars not as good as it could be; I'll work on it. I just want to say I'm glad to be here, and I look forward to seeing your stories. I want to create unique and mind engaging science fiction and/or nontraditional fantasy myself. I can't wait to meet you all!

    OK for those who've seen this before I edited it:
    What's really odd is that I forget to add the odd thing. Basically I ranted about mistreatment of mentally ill people like me, realized it was unasked for and deleted it. Sorry. For those curious I have Aspergers and I wanted to rant because I feel there's a lot of ignorance about our struggles in the world. I apologize for forgetting about the title.
     
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    Go off to the lounge (most) rants are welcome.
     
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    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

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    Welcome.
     
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    Thank you, I'll keep it in mind.


    @Gigi
    Thanks
     
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    Hello Genji, Welcome to the Creative Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Writing Workshop before you try to post there. 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 Writing Workshop, 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 Writing Workshop, 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. We also impose a two-week waiting period before you may post writing for critique, to give you time to become familiar with what is expected and how the site operates. The Writing Workshop 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 Writing Workshop 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 the RPG forum for improvisational fiction. Also try 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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    Hello and welcome.

    Listen to George Orwell and never use the "not un-" formation.

    Happy writing. :)
     
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    Thank you I'll have a fun time.

    I'm not sure what you mean about the formation thing. You mean not to use "not unwelcome" or anything else starting with "not un-" I'm not sure what formation means so... I won't use it but what's the reason? Maybe you could point me to a list on some webpages with similar things I shouldn't use and why. I appreciate the warning though, thanks.
     
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    I'm just going to direct you to this essay: Politics and the English Language. I'm hesitant to say that any essay has "changed my life," but if one has this is it. Enjoy.
     
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    Thank you, it looks interesting.
     
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