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    Gents and Aliens

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by J.P.Clyde, Jun 19, 2011.

    Hello everyone. I am Jene Perry Clyde or simply Clyde or Jene. Whichever you prefer.
    Jene is Jene. I never exactly like defining myself with a gender, but it appears your site gadgets want me to give you a gender. So be it here that may or may not be my gender. I might have chosen one just for fun. You never know. Also 1901 is a valid birth date. January 1st 1901 is valid. I like to say I have lived 1,000 years.

    I'm merely J.P.Clyde. A simple phantom. With a faded smile. Ghost need no age or gender.

    But obvious they need to write. Its obvious my soul floats because I have never gotten my resolution. I will be put at rest when I become an author.
     
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    Whenever I get confused about my gender I look between my legs.

    Welcome :)
     
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    Well sometimes your genitalia can lie.

    Thank you for the welcome.
     
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    Must be very peculiar genitalia then. Mine don't talk lol

    I'm just kidding!
     
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    Not that it talks, just sometimes your own genitalia can purposely confuse you. Is it one thing or is the other thing?
     
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    Welcome.
     
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    Thank you for the welcome Gigi.
     
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    It's funny how many writers live on the edge of society always observing but only participating superficially, much like your metaphor of a ghost. We pretend to be both male and female in our writings and pretend to be people from other places and times making us both genderless and ageless.

    The model of a ghost fits us well, does it not? I love your first post. Seems like you have the heart of a poet.
     
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    Or I stole a poets heart?
     
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    Are you sure you stole it or was it forced upon you by it owner? :p
     
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    I always wanted to adopt a poet's heart. They are kind of cute.
     
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    Ah, yes but I think you have reviled too much. I think your current gender is female.
     
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    A man cannot want to adopt? Or use the word "cute"? And what if I was only tricking you to dull your senses into a lulled sense of security? To make you think that you knew what you were talking about.
     
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    True, you may have me checked for now but I love enigmas and puzzles we will find out more the more you post. Good luck with this role you are playing we will eventually find out your true nature. ;)
     
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    But my true nature can be either or. One day I might decide that I am woman. And the next day decide I am a man.
     
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    Welcome. :)
     
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    Thank for the dearest welcome. I do appreciate it.
     
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    Hello J.P., 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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