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    Hello everyone

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bobbyking, Jun 29, 2011.

    Hi

    I am Bob, a newbie to this forum.

    A little intro here: I love to read and spend a lot of my time between work and family to read, on ipad, iphone and the kindle as well. My favorite authors are Tom Clancy & Nelson Demille. Other authors whose books I have read include Peter Parker, Frederick Forsyth, Jack Higgins, Larry Bond... the list is too long.

    One of the most fantastic book I have ever read is 'Les Miserables' by Victor Hugo. The dialogue part is amazing. I read the English version. I heard the original French version is much better but I do not read or speak French.

    I also love watching movies; my all time favorite is 'Terminator 2' which I have watched more than 100 times over the past ten or more years and still, I do not get tired over it. I have bought the CD, LD, DVD and of course the bluray version. The Predators and Aliens series are also my favorites too. My favorite romantic movies include Notting Hill, Wimbledon and many more.

    I love writing too, putting my ideas into words but I am really new in this. I managed to squeeze out two novels over the past three years; 'Heaven on Earth' and 'A Soldier's Betrayal' - You can visit my blog (http://bobbykingforever.blogspot.com) to find out more.

    Lastly, I am a happily married man with three daughters. I think I am a family man; spend much of my time with my wife and kids; watch movies together (yes, Terminator 2 included!), play tennis, play mahjong, go for walk, shopping with them and of course, coach them in their schoolwork.

    As mentioned, I am very new to the writing world and hope to learn more and meet more people who share this passion.

    I look forward to make new friends here.

    Thanks
    Bob
     
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    Hello, and welcome to the Writing Forums! :)
     
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    Hello Bob, Welcome to the Creative Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Writing Workshop before you try to post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on should not be among the very first things you do here anyway. 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 Writing Workshop, 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 Writing Workshop, 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. We also impose a two-week waiting period before you may post writing for critique, to give you time to become familiar with what is expected and how the site operates. The Writing Workshop 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 Writing Workshop 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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