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    Hello, all.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Seattleite, Dec 17, 2010.

    My name is Jeremy, I am a student at Everett Community College, and an amatuer writer.

    I'm really mostly here to post short stories for the sake of feedback. I prefer my feedback raw, not sugarcoated, and will often fail to respond to a post that tastes like saccharine. (Ask the people that keep posting "tnks man!" on youtube.) Please no flamers, if you post just to to scream at me I will not engage you. Wether positive or negative, if you are unconstructive your post means nothing to me.

    I will post a content disclaimer at the beginning of each short story, regarding violence, language, sexuality, and offensive remarks.

    My writing is all within the same science fiction universe, most of the stories taking place in the early-mid 21st century. As of 2024, Earth has gone from the crapsaccharine world of today, to a war-torn crapsack world with a population in the hundreds of millions, only better in that at least the world doesn't try to hide the truth behind the thin veil of peace. Five national superpowers and five international factions have developed, all of which are very fickle in regards to their alliances.

    The immediate area around Earth, which isn't quite the same as the real world equivalent, is in the middle of an alien "cold" war, where nearly a century of conflict has slowed down to the point where it might be considered peaceful, if not for the border conflicts. Tension has been building since the war "ended" with the treaty of Perene in 2020, both sides gathering forces, searching for new allies, and waiting for their enemies to make their move.
     
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    Welcome Jeremy. :)
    Remember you have to post two critiques of other people's work before posting your own writing for feedback.
     
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    Right then.
     
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    Needing a go-ahead

    That's two. May I post my own work now, or is there another criteria I must meet?

    EDIT: You know what, it doesn't look like there's going to be a response, so I'll just post.
     
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    ...Glad to hear it. Did you not read the..? Nevermind.
     
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    Hello Jeremy, 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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