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    Aspiring writer of fiction stories AND informative articles.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BeeBrian, Sep 19, 2011.

    Hi guys.

    I would like to have a shout out to all the aspiring writers in this forum and may you have a wonderful piece of work!



    My name is Bee (real life first name) and I am currently working on a fitness-related book.

    In the meantime, I am also contemplating on writing a fan fiction of the video game Final Fantasy VIII...



    Have a great day.
     
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    Same to you, Bee:D Yeah, I followed FF from PS1 to 2. Dunno about 3 yet. And I can say I have enjoyed the game. That aside, you are welcome! I have all the bells ringing for ya!
     
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    Nice to meet you!

    Anyway... Do you have any writing projects you need to be critiqued? I need to give constructive criticisms because I honestly can't wait to start posting my work at the Workshop section!
     
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    Welcome!!

    The main rule here is that before posting your work for review, you have to critique at least two other people's.Just letting you know :)
     
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    I am afraid I have none at the moment. But you can take your chance at the genre that interests you the most at the writers' workshop. And if you indeed want to post your novel excerpt, I believe you need around twenty posts to get the privilege to do.
     
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    So what about you two? What are your interests as far as writing topics? :)
     
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    Welcome.
     
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    Hello Brian, 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, welcome to the Writing Forums! :)
     
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    Hello and welcome :)
     

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