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    Good greetings from Kentucky!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chacotaco91, Feb 24, 2011.

    Hey y'all, hope everyone is feeling great. I joined this site since it seems like the most active and well done site for creative writing I was able to find. I'm currently a nursing student at the university of Kentucky, but my secret passion is writing!
    I'm a pretty pessimistic person, so most of my writing interests consist of of dystopia sci-fi and dark fantasy in the style of George R.R. Martin

    If your interested in these kinds of things, I'm really hoping that'll I'll be able to find a online writing partner on this site to critique and support each others work.

    Also, if your someone who is well versed in things like medieval history, please tell me so. I often find in the current story I'm writing (fantasy) that I have difficult filling in the minor details: what people would wear, what they would drink, how they would farm, how they would go to war. etc etc.

    Glad to be with y'all!
     
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    Hello Chaco Taco, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Writing Workshop 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 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. 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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