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    Greetings from Norway

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by WriterDude, Jun 6, 2011.

    Greetings fellow writers. I'm just me, a random dude from the icy cold wastes of Norway looking for a place to hang out and feel at home. I love writing, but to shamelessly share a bit of personal information you don't care about, I had been working with a writing partner the last year and a half, only to have it end with a disaster. Let's just say she's not exactly on top of my friends list anymore. So right now I'm in the early stages of recovery and trying to get motivated enough to put together a new book or two, and maybe make a few friends in the process.

    And to be brutally honest, I have had far too many bad experiences with various forums, especially writing forums for some reason. I can only hope this one will be better, but I guess time will tell. I did make a friend on another forum about a year ago, and we are still friends. I guess it's possible to not screw things up too badly sometimes. :)

    But enough about me, on with the show!
     
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    Hello Dude, 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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    Hello, neighbor.
    Working with creative stuff can often be like rollercoaster and I feel ya with the hardships around it.
    What do you write about?
     
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    Thanks, everyone.

    @Cog: Don't worry, the first thing I did when I signed up was reading about the workshop. Honest! :)

    @Sang Hee: What I write about? Hard to say. Sci-fi, fantasy, horror, thrillers, drama, you name it. The currnent story is a sci-fi where we follow a guy from he's a young boy until he's a grown man, then go back to the start when he's a young girl and follow her until she's an old woman. And that's the sane part. :p
     
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    Heh, I write a sci-fi that follows a girl as she's growing up. All the way from being four years old to being a grown-up. And man, it's not an easy thing at all. Since this stuff requires a lot of research I've just decided to fill in the gaps of knowledge with imagination.
     
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    Welcome, random dude from Norway. :p
     
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    Welcome dude!
     
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    Put it this way: My dream novel is about Life and Death. Literally. They are two cosmic beings or some sort (think Neil Gaiman-style). For some reason Life was banised to our planet when it was still very young and have been stuck here ever since. But Life can't exist without Death, so Death was banished here as well. The story starts pre-dinosaurs and ends in the near distant future and covers pretty much everything. Literally. :D
     

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