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    heh

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by silverfall, Dec 21, 2010.

    Not sure if this is the best place for it but yeah, I'm just a 20 year old wanting to improve my skills. My favorite genre by far is Fantasy and I constantly daydream about writing a story.

    Is this forum a good place for asking questions? IE "what word should I use to describe this sound?" etc

    I'm just the kind of person with annoying little questions like that.. maybe. Not entirely sure.

    But uh yeah, hi..
     
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    I'm happy to help, so ask away!
     
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    OH holy crap I meant to post this in the Introduction Section.

    How the hell it ended up here I have no idea.

    Anyways I guess I'll ask my question.

    I've been wanting to open up my story with the sound of a lot of factories being laid down and... there's been this one sound I can't describe at all. And wow, do I love this sound.

    Okay first few seconds of this song, particular at 0:09.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wmc3yji0G84
    WHAT do you call that sound? Its so familiar, yet I can't figure out what it is. Like, what word (or phrase/sentence) would you associate that with.
    Was it a hammer striking steel? What was that!?

    Probably a really strange question, but I've been out of touch with reality for a while now. I seriously should go outside sometime maybe.
     
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    I'll move this over to the Introduction forum for you.


    Oh, and welcome to the forum :)
     
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    It sounds like a hammer striking a metal chain. But, you could go something more figurative like "the sound of giant's armored boot striking stone," or "the sound of a demonic horse pawing the ground," to make it more spicy.
     
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    Holy hell.

    Sir..

    That. Is perfect.

    Your completely right, it does sound like all those things. Ha, I'm liking this forum already..
     
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    Welcome. :)
    I see you've discovered how great this forum is already.
     
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    welcome and feel free to ask any questions ! :D
     
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    Glad you liked it!
     
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    Hello Silverfall, 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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