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    G'day

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Arclite, May 31, 2010.

    Hi everybody.

    The names Arclite/Tommy and its a pleasure to find myself at these forums, I'm 21, a university Honors/PH.D candidate in Geophysics/Geology here in Melbourne, Australia. I've had a few scientific papers published here and there but recently I've found myself getting back into some more fictional writing, the reason I find myself here.

    I've also do a little bit of Scientific Communication, which a few people might find interesting and I love sharing my passion for Geology and all sciences (nerd alert)

    Cheers, Tommy.
     
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    G'day Tommy, 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 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, you forgot the RPG Section. :(
    Nice meeting Arclite.

    RPG section is one of the most interesting forums considering their ability to let you drown in your character. Enjoy making your fictional character adventure with other characters. Your character could be anything from (Harry Potter, Eragon)(I don't mean to say these are the best books, I am just saying if you like a book you can role-play as a char) and all the great heroes in books to your own custom character or even you or from your book!
     
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    Welcome.
     
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    I watch 'Neighbours' and so I have an image that you're this blonde haired, tanned dude because you're Australian.
    But yeah, welcome.
     
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    Welcome, Mate. Me, myself have been camped out west of Toowoomba, learning Australian, after mountain climbing north of Hobart down in Tasmania. All this made possible of course by a few clicks and then hitching a ride on the w.w.w. Welcome to the site.
     
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    Hi, from a fellow Aussie! I'm in Sydney though...
    Welcome!!

    Bwahaha :D
    I've seen them on neighbours more often than in real life!
     
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    Hi Tommy, welcome to the Forums!
     

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