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    Hello Everyone!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jack744, Oct 7, 2010.

    I've just found this forum through the wonder of Google :rolleyes:

    I fly 747's for a living and use my time off when away to write. I look forward to getting involved on this forum when the dreaded 'block' strikes! Most of my writing is humorous, shallow and not for kids or the easily offended - a bit like Fox, really ;)
     
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    Welcome, Jack. Looking forward to reading some of your stuff. I'm not easily offended, and I've watched Fox before. :eek:
     
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    Hi, Jack. Sounds like you have a lot of life experience to write about, and I already like your sense of humor. Welcome!
     
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    Welcome Jack. :)
    Ooh you fly aeroplanes, that's so cool. I like planes. :p
     
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    How exciting - I love aeroplanes live opposite an RAF base.

    Nice to meet you.
     
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    Well it certainly sounds like you get plenty of inspiration for writings. What do you write exactly? (novel, poetry, short story) Nice to meet you!
     
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    Hi Sam (et al!),

    Nice to meet you too. I self-published a novel 4 years ago about an airline steward flying the world and getting into trouble. Now I concentrate on freelance work, writing articles, jokes, scripts and so on. For this I basically have to do what the client wants (an auth-whore, if you will!) In order to retain a shred of integrity, I also write my stress-relieving blog when I don't have any other work.

    How about you?

    J
     
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    Hello Jack, 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.

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    Lol, very nice!
    I'm mainly into Adult Fantasy. I have a WIP that is Women's Lit but it is still in its infant stages. I am currently rewriting a novel that I hope to launch my career with. It's Adult Fantasy, based upon the end of the world. I will post my query when I am done with the polishing and such, and of course, after I am done posting my own crits to others. Writing for me is stress relief, so I guess that's what keeps me going!
    Good luck!
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