1. AnathemicOne
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    Greetings to everyone!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AnathemicOne, Oct 3, 2010.

    Hello everyone, I am AnathemicOne.

    I am an aspiring writer and a gamer, the former originating from the latter. I am well knowledged and experienced in many types of game genres (RPG, FPS, RTS, MMORPG, etc.) but Blizzard Entertainment games have always been my favorite.

    My creative writing desire was sparked by the combination of playing WarCraft 3: Reign of Chaos and watching The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, I was exposed to both universes filled with their own unique lore and since then I've been playing many games (mostly RPGs) and reading many books. Immediately I've began to think out my own universes and began to even draw out my own maps.

    Presently I am a senior in high school working on my first short story, pretty late by most young-writer standards but I haven't had the experience of writing, or more specifically, the knowledge of how to write well, and was always held back by this, and so I decided to actually push forward and start working on my first creations.

    And so I come here, hopefully to improve my writing skill and gain positive feedback in response, I look forward to being part of this community.

    -AnathemicOne
     
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    Welcome AnathemicOne!
    As a fellow blizzard player and aspiring writer, it is great to hear from you! (WoW, I can't help myself). I am new as well to this site, but so far it has been awesome :)
    Hope to read something of yours soon!
    Aszy
     
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    The best writers always read. And by the look of your post, you aren't a stranger to the wonderful poetry of the written word. Welcome, I'm sure your story and any subsequent stories will be fantastic!
     
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    Welcome. :)
     
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    Hi and welcome
     
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    Hello Anathemic, 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!
     
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    Hi There

    Have already responded to your other thread. Good Luck with it my gaming life is a bit out of date lol

    -Charlotte
     
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    Yay WoW. :D My favourite terrible fantasy indulgence that I pretend not to do when I'm around polite company/serious writers. :p

    Welcome to the forum. :p
     

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