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    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by FriedSushi87, Oct 27, 2010.

    Hello everybody my name is corey and I am new to this forum. I'm in a creative writing class in college and I really do enjoy reading, writing, and I tend to watch allot of tv and movies. I've always got a tv show or film playing In the background as I do school work or what not, trying to become enlightened or inspired.

    Zzombie movies are the head, along with sci fi adventures. I, like every other writer, have a few million dollar ideas for screenplay and books, but am just struggling to find a way to properly express myself in words.

    Sci fi, lasers, space ships, oppressive governments, apocalypse,...

    Hopefully ill have some fun in this forum, I hope I don't find anyone copying the work I post.

    BTW I wrote this message from my phone so don't nit pick my spelling or grammar
     
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    Welcome. :)
     
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    Hello Corey, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Review Room 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 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 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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    Yes, I understand the concept. I've been a member of a few web-design forums that have the same review policy, to prevent members from demanding opinions from the community and leaving without contributing.

    I was not aware about the "published" work that someone posts on the internet. I've done a few reviews of work here already, and posted one of my pieces. I don't think anyone's commented on the thread, and I'm not sure if it's good enough quality for me to continue or publish, or if I even could, now that I've posted the first "chapter" here. I guess it's not that big of a deal, as making it big and making tons of $$$ is very unlikely.
     

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