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    Garball Sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand. Supporter Contributor

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    Greetings and Salutations

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Garball, Apr 25, 2013.

    I've had an idea for my [first] novel living inside my head for eighteen years. Life never would allow the time it actually takes to be a serious author and only bits and pieces of the story ever made their way to paper. Recently the decision was made to stop putting it off and write. Now ideas won't stop fertilizing my idea garden. This is the most fun I've had in a long time; that gray mass of neurons between my ears has put down the donuts and gotten on the treadmill.

    Today, I actually put a period after the last sentence of the last paragraph in the last chapter of my first manuscript. There is still a lot of rewrite to do, but I believe this to be my first major milestone on my twisted trail to tell the tail.

    Prosit!
     
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    Welcome. Congratulations on finishing the first draft of your novel.:) Don't be to daunted by the rewrite. Some people have as much fun editing as writing that first draft. Look around the forum and don't be afraid to ask questions.
     
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    Hi there and welcome on board.
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Garball!

    I hope you find what you're looking for here, whatever your interests in writing.

    This forum aims to provide the best workshopping resources on the internet, and to that end we have a few rules which you should familiarise yourself with before you get stuck in. The main section of the site is the Writing Workshop, where members can post their writing in order to receive critique of their work.

    However, before we allow members to post their work, they must have met some basic requirements. Firstly, you must have been a member for fourteen days, and have made twenty posts on the forum overall (please note, posts in Word Games do not count towards this). This is so that members, when they post their work, have familiarised themselves with the forums and contributed to them (as well as hopefully learned something for themselves). Secondly, members must provide two constructive reviews of other people's work for each piece of their own that they wish to post. This is because we believe that the focus of workshopping should be equally upon giving reviews as receiving them, as they allow a writer to practice and improve their editing skills, which they can then apply to their own writing.

    Beyond the Writing Workshop, you will find that we have extensive forums for discussion of aspects of writing, as well as a community area for general discussion. We also run periodic short story and poetry contests, which are good for challenging yourself and expanding your skills. The requirements of the Writing Workshop don't apply to the contests, so new members are allowed (nay, encouraged!) to get stuck in and enter! We also have a growing short story club (think book club, but with short stories!), which you can find stickied in the Book Discussion forum.

    If you have any questions or problems, then the moderators (myself, Lemex and Dante Dases) should be your first port of call. Any technical problems with the site itself should be directed to Daniel, the site administrator and owner. I would recommend you have a look over the rules so that you know what to expect, and what is expected. But aside from that, I hope you enjoy your time here.


    Banzai
     
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    Welcome! What is your story about?
     
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    WOO HOO! A Period! You're a writer now!

    Wait a dang second.......Got confused.......That's another period.

    Anyways......Greetings and Flatulations!

    A big-ol Bronx cheer for you. And Man! Do I feel better!

    So load that sucker up so I can ream the sheit outa it. Start with a query and bait my ass. I'm the sucker reborn every minute.

    Eighteen years rattling around in your noggin?! Yeah baby! I feel a good one coming, story that is.

    As you can tell, I'm no expert. Just a reader and a bull shieter. Pretty new here myself but haven't chatted with the first person here who needs an ass wuppin much less killin. And that's a good thing. Last site banned me. Don't understand.......Just because I use an axe to settle arguments?

    So don't disappoint me with a dull story. I like-um sharp....If you know what I mean.
     
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    Garball Sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand. Supporter Contributor

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    Wahhhh! I'm telling my internet mommy that some internet tough guy hurt my feeling!!!

    You sound like an Auburn fan
     

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