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    Greetings, Mortals!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TheWoodlandSage, May 15, 2011.

    Good morning, fellow artists!

    I'm from Victoria Australia, and I registered to this forum last night after realizing that I had again regained the interest and passion that I had as a young child, and that is, to write fictional stories in a fantasy setting!

    My favorite author would be J.R.R Tolkien, after having read (or, nearly read, I have a few pages to go!) his anthology of the LOTR, a true epic! I have not been reading much since I started middle school, but that is soon coming to an end, and I would like to relight the once proud and burning flame of the passion for creative writing, and all of the inductive glory that is to be had from such a glorious act! hurrah's!

    I am not good at writing yet, in my own opinion, and I am very self critical, but maybe once I write my first serious story this year, I can receive enough feedback to improve a great deal on my skills! :)

    Regardless, I'm sure this is a brilliant forum, and that I will enjoy my time on here with all of the other users!

    Glory, to Hyperboria! :p
     
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    Welcome to the forums. :)
     
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    Hello Sage, 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! Welcome!
     
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    You'll definitely be able to get a lot of great advice here -- good luck with your writing endeavors!

    [and I definitely agree that Tolkien is a fabulous writer, though I unfortunately have not ever finished his LotR]
     
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    I love your energy!!

    Welcome to the group! I can't wait to see what you can contribute and how we can help you out. :)
     
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    Hello there!

    I am new as well!

    Welcome! :D
     
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    Welcome, I'm sure you'll enjoy your stay here :)
     
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    Welcome. :)
     
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    Many thanks, proud and noble fellow authors and literate composers!

    Again, I thank thee for thy generous and most appreciated greetings, and I do hope that I may spend many countless hours within this board, advising and being advised by my fellow bards and traveling tale tellers!

    May we all learn from the glorious empyreal lexicon!!
     
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