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    G'dayhowgoing?

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cbn001, May 5, 2010.

    Hello everyone,

    That title should say: G'dayhowurgoing? Anyway, I am a 32-year-old guy from Melbourne Australia (God that sounds like I'm on a dating site).

    I've been writing for about 10 years and have yet to get anything published. I have been running my own blog for the past several years. My dream is to be a published science fiction writer, but for some reason I find it a lot easier to write non-fiction. I get a hell of a lot of ideas, but most of them are too large to fit in a short story.

    I have many unfinished science fiction short stories, but I have started finishing all of them. I feel this site can help me improve my writing and maybe inspire me to finally get my short stories published. I also look forward to helping other people with their stories.

    See you all on the forum.

    Thank you,
    CBN 001
     
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    Heya! Good to see more science fiction writers. Hopefully you'll find a boost that can get you published.

    I look forward to reading your work!
     
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    I have many unfinished science fiction short stories, but I have started finishing all of them. I feel this site can help me improve my writing and maybe inspire me to finally get my short stories published. I also look forward to helping other people with their stories.


    The exact kind of people this forum wants.

    Welcome!
     
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    Hello Cbn, 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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    Welcome to the forums!!
     
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    Thank you all for the warm greeting. :)
     
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    Welcome!

    I too have a few unfinished science fiction stories, from a lifetime of ideas. I kept getting the feeling that my ScFi writing was getting too deep for the average reader, and yet I see tv shows like STAR GATE ATLANTIS and I can draw from that some very intelligent fans out there!

    This is the place to improve all sorts of writing skills. I have an entire week on here, but I must say I already have learned some things!

    Terry
     

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