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    Butt in the chair

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Inattentivepiglet, Jun 30, 2011.

    JD Robb said that. It's her philosophy on writing. It might work for her but I need a little help from my friends.

    Hello to all my new writerly compatriots that bleed ink and sweat semi-colons.

    ~Abigail
     
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    Welcome! I'd be happy to help out. What kind of writing do you do? If you want any reviews, feel free to message me.
     
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    In my head I've composed thousands of novels, treatises, and maybe even a disquisition or three. They haven't invented a dream yet. We need to get on that.

    I'm the kind of writer that thinks about writing but doesn't write. I want to be the writing kind of writer. I'd like to write science fiction and long form journalism. Oh and comedy, I'm funny at least 3% of the time.

    I took a creative writing class once upon a time. But that was high school. I like the idea of workshopping stuff online.

    best,

    ~Abigail
     
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    Bleed ink and sweat semi-colons? I daresay that's not normal...

    Welcome.

    Although I don't know if I'm in a position to welcome anyone, being new here myself. Meh.

    Enjoy your stay, and such.
     
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    Welcome.
     
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    Welcome, Abigail!
     
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    Welcome, Abigail. :)
     
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    Thanks! :)
     
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    Your avatar is ADORABLE, by the way. :D
     
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    Hello Abigail, 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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    Cogito: Thanks for rolling out the official welcome wagon for me. And my oh my, wowsa. You, my dear have a huge number of posts, then again this a writing forum.


    Thank you!!! I think pigs can be really adorable, and piglets especially.
     
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    I want to get two teacup pigs when I'm older. They're just so darn cute. :p
     
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    Hello, and welcome to the Writing Forums! :)
     

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