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    Another intro

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by glitchingitup, Jun 21, 2013.

    Hey everyone,

    My username is Glitchingitup, Glitch for short. I recently signed up and have been lurking in the back reading some posts across the forums. Really liking this neck of the net! I am looking forward to contributing similar in-depth critiques many of you have provided to the OPs. I am also new to creative writing, for now I write mainly poems & short stories. I hope to tackle longer narratives later down the road but only when I have a better grasp on symbolism.

    Oh, and I'm from Canada, eh. The french part, so my English might be a wee off sometimes:) Looking forward to our collective creative growth.
     
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    Hey Glitch, welcome. I'm impressed by anyone who speaks English and French, even if one isn't spoken perfectly.
     
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    Welcome aboard. Poems? I'm naturally impressed because i couldn't possibly rhyme two lines to save my life though i love to read them... Hope you have a great stay here.
     
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    Thank you! Hope I do too:)
     
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    Ah who cares! Mess up your English just go on google and look up le grammar de English! :D Poet, huh? Interesting, I used to write poems all the time, now I'm diving into novels by the boatload!

    Just a tip if you wanna go to novels, a good novel has a back-story to the story, and reveals itself over time, which is how my still-in-progress The Hunters: Revelations/Martyr's Tale/Ragnarok trilogy is gonna be, learning something new about the characters throughout the trilogy! :) No spoilers except this, it'll carry on to at least two more books as well, so... Even then they're still connected! But don't pressure yourself with a super saga, just take it easy, because working out the plot is at least as difficult as designing a combat jet, I went through God knows how many drafts (cuz I dont) tryin' to get my perfect plot!:D
     
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    Congratz on your trilogy (in-progress)! Very true about the back-story, which is why I want to get more comfortable doing it with short stories first. Thanks for the advice:)!
     
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    Hello Glitch, 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 Writing Prompts, 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 site 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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