1. Astin Foyle
    Offline

    Astin Foyle New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0

    Greetings from Here.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Astin Foyle, Sep 7, 2010.

    Hello all,

    I have never written before, and it has hardly come naturally. It has become acutely aware that I need to be within a community in order to progress further, self criticism can only take me so far.

    I'm a linguist and language teacher with a particular interest in that Celtic language spoken before and during the Anglian incursions in the South West. Probably a little obscure for most of you, and boring.

    I look forward to getting know you all, and reading your work.

    Astin
     
  2. Cogito
    Offline

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    35,935
    Likes Received:
    2,043
    Location:
    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Astin, 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 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!
     
  3. Lothgar
    Offline

    Lothgar Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    417
    Likes Received:
    37
    Welcome to the forums. Don't be shy about posting :)
     
  4. Astin Foyle
    Offline

    Astin Foyle New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Cheers to both of you.
     
  5. Zane
    Offline

    Zane Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2010
    Messages:
    277
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Far away from someone...
    Welcome :)
     
  6. Soft Rains
    Offline

    Soft Rains Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    California
    Sounds like you will have an interesting style--can't wait to read some work. Welcome!
     
  7. Eunoia
    Offline

    Eunoia Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2010
    Messages:
    4,395
    Likes Received:
    80
    Location:
    England
    Welcome Astin. :)
     
  8. Melzaar the Almighty
    Offline

    Melzaar the Almighty Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,792
    Likes Received:
    55
    Location:
    UK
    *waves* Nice to meet you! Your subject sounds fascinating... Would love to hear more about it. :D
     
  9. Elgaisma
    Offline

    Elgaisma Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2010
    Messages:
    5,337
    Likes Received:
    92
    hi not boring at all I love old UK dialects, Lancashire and Moray are my two areas. By no means a scholar though.
     
  10. Trilby
    Offline

    Trilby Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2010
    Messages:
    2,098
    Likes Received:
    69
    Location:
    NE England
    Hi and welcome
     
  11. Astin Foyle
    Offline

    Astin Foyle New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thank you, indeed. If you are truly interested in my subject or would like linguistic assistance with Anglo-Saxon or Insular Celtic for your writing, just PM me.
     
  12. 444four444
    Offline

    444four444 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2010
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Prince Edward Island, Canada
    Welcome! :)
     

Share This Page