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    Greetings

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Paradox_Knight, Aug 11, 2009.

    Hello everyone, I am a new member here so i thought I might show off my glowing personality before I did anything real on the forums (when I say 'glowing' I mean in the way some species of mushroom do :cool:). I'm 18, currently living in England, and I do love writing, or else why would I join a forum dedicated to it? I lack discipline in writing, often starting something and then quietly edging away from it in a similar way you would remove yourself from the presence of a growling dog. I hope somehow to gain discipline over the years, because it would be ever so nice if I could actually finish a project, for once.
    My key genre is fantasy/sci-fi, with a few dregs of theology and philosophy thrown in, to flesh out characters/societies etc. But when I'm not reading the Lord of the Rings trilogy (this is about the 23rd time now, if I remember right) I play electric guitar, smoke, and drink to make my friends more interesting ;)

    And I'm very glad to be here.
     
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    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

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    welcome to the jungle, we've got fun and games. :D
     
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    Sadly I don't have any money, and I'm not really a fan of diseases. :)
     
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    Hello, good Knight, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Posting your own work 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 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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    Lmao! :D You'll do great here, I'm sure of it.
     
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    Welcome to the asylum! I see you passed the GiGi test. That's a good start.
     
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    Well, I will try my very best. Had a go at the competition, but half way through i realised that I hadn't mentioned forums once, completely misread the brief.I thought it said when the internet meets reality. Bloody great cock-up on my part.
     
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    Paradox Knight eh? Should I expect to read some well-devised space-time anomalies from you? :] Alas, I suffer from the same dilemma. I always get a temporary burst of inspiration and insight to write a chapter or two of something, then I end up not finishing it at all. :[ I feel for you. o.o
     
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    I do enjoy a good old fashioned quantum anomaly. That's really a writers prerogative, describing and explaining something you really don't understand :) As an old Irish friend used to say: "Physics is brilliant to write about. The less sense it makes, the more people will enjoy it!"
     

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