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    Hello everyone!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by scribblepuff, Sep 4, 2011.

    I'm new here so I thought I'd introduce myself :) I just joined and trying to see how everything works around here. I used to write more when I was in school (I'm now in university studying something completely unrelated), but never followed any real writing classes or whatever. I've never joined a writing forum before, either (other than NaNoWriMo). Well, my main interest is comics. I draw and I'd love to make my own comics, so learning how to write well is important for that. Are there any others here who (want to) write for comics? Anyway that's it for now, greetings to all ^^
     
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    Hello Scribblepuff, 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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    Welcome to the Writing Forums! :)
     
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    Hello dear. Pull up a seat and make yourself comfortable. Coffee or tea?
     
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    Thank you :)
    I read the posts with the rules and they all sound very reasonable. Taking critique so seriously makes perfect sense.

    I don't drink coffee, but really like tea. Especially if it has vanilla :D How about you?
     
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    Welcome.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Welcome to the forum!

    I've always loved graphics novels and comics. I WISH I could do my own, but I'm just not as good at art as I would like.
     
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    Comics! An intriguing dream. I've never met anyone who aspired to create their own comics.

    All the best! And welcome to the forum :)
     
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    Well, if you're good in writing it's enough, you can always find another artist to draw the art for you! What kind of comics do you like?
     
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    Thank you! Do you also read comics? :)
     
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