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    Cake is not a lie.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kacicake, Aug 7, 2009.

    ...Because I'm right here! :p

    Anyway, all joking aside, my name is Kaci, though some of my friends call me Cake, hence the name "Kacicake".

    For starters, I'm 16 years old, and I don't consider myself a very serious writer. What I mean by that is I have no intentions of being a professional author. However, I want to improve and get better so I can express my ideas more clearly and realistically.

    Writing is very therapeutic for me, but because of that, it's a very scary thing to do. I've been in therapy so long that I can't write something without analyzing it and how it relates to me. It kind of freaks me out, haha. I just am unable to distance myself from it! Like I look at my characters and I think, "Oh my god, I see tidbits of myself in every one of them!" It's like I'm looking in a room full of personality mirrors...O.O; It's freaky!

    Still, that's not to say I don't have fun writing. I love it, I really do. I wish I could do it more often. It's such a shame with how much I struggle with my writing. I get ideas I want to write about, but I get scared people will think I'm glamorizing bad things, since most of my stories deal with unhappy topics. :/

    I don't know. XD Like, I just feel weird writing about unhappy things for fun. :S Even though it's stuff I've been through, and I would never even think about glamorizing such things!

    My how I ramble!
     
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    Welcome Kaci! Here at WF you'll find lots of information and i'm sure you'll enjoy it! :)
     
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    Hello Kaci, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Posting your own work 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 Review Room, 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 Review Room, 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. The Review Room 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 Review Room 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 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 to the asylum!
     
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    Welcome to WF! Good to have you here!
     
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  7. Kacicake
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    Thank you for the welcome, everyone! : D
     

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