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    Backbiter here.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Backbiter, Apr 6, 2011.

    Hey everybody, Backbiter here.

    Just joined up today and figured I should post here.

    So, a little bit about me...

    Well, I'm currently in high school and I've been writing for about 10 years, obviously starting off with smaller pieces about being "super spies" or "dragon slayers". That's what you get when you give a 6 year old a pencil and paper.

    I've written more than I can even remember, mostly just small short stories or the occasional poem. I mostly write Fantasy or Science Fiction, but I like to mix it up sometimes. Just recently won some awards in my school's literary magazine: second place for Prose, and third place for Poetry. I'm also the magazine's copy editor, so I've done my fair share of critiquing and editing.

    Most likely, I won't be posting a ton of my own work too soon. I'm still trying to steer myself in the right direction with some things I'm working on, but once I've got them figured out I may ask for some critiquing from all of you lovely people. Of course, I'll be out and about, critiquing pieces I find in the Workshop. Hopefully I'll be able to help some of you with your writing.

    So...that's a little about me. If you have any questions for me, feel free to ask. Thanks in advanced for welcoming me into the forums, and I hope to work with you all real soon.

    - Backbiter
     
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    Hey, Backbiter :) Welcome to WF. This is a really good place to join. And I hope to read some of your pieces in the future. I love Fantasy and Science Fiction. Nothing else satisfies my reader's heart.
     
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    Welcome. :)
     
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    Hi and welcome to the forum:) look forward in seeing some of your work:)
     
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    Hello BackBiter, Welcome to the Creative Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Writing Workshop before you post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on should not be among the very first things you do here. 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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    Hi and welcome backbiter.
     
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    HAH I was reading too fast and thought this said,

    "Well, I'm currently in high school as I have been for about 10 years..."

    Welcome to the forum, and I'm sure you'll get the answers to whatever questions you have.
     
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