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    Hello from Australia

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Hysteria1987, Jun 10, 2011.

    Hello everyone!

    I found this forum while looking for writing resources, and thought it looked like a good place to get some advice (and if all goes well, perhaps give some in time too).

    'Spose I should start with a brief introduction then. I'm Australian, in my early twenties, and I have a very active imagination =P I enjoy the odd video game, music (particularly classic rock, with my favourite bands being Queen, Led Zeppelin and Def Leppard- I'm also learning the guitar as an aside) and creating things in general. I've always enjoyed writing, particularly in regards to the development of those first initial ideas, though I tend to have a few problems filling in the blanks.

    I currently have two different series of fiction on the go at the moment. The first is a kind of fantasy novel. A hidden cult plans to free ancient, evil Gods, using the stolen powers of a good Goddess to do so. They instigate a war for cover, and a brigand flees a burning city with a little girl he rescued. Unbeknownst to him, however, that child is the aforementioned Goddess, who must steer him in the right direction.

    The second is set in contemporary Japan, which will provide some challenges as I know near nothing about it. A girl unwittingly awakens an ancient evil, and essentially releases a planet-wide invasion, using some magical object she found. This story I plan to have very cyclical themes. I already have an ending of sorts planned- the protagonist cannot defeat the evil, so she essentially must take herself out of time. This takes us back to the beginning of the story, only the evil will not be awoken, and the protagonist's friends can't help but feel something's missing, as she looks down upon them, unable to contact them again... Not really a happy ending, but this is still up in the air.

    In both cases I have a few problems, but this isn't the time or the place for that. This is more just to say hi, and hopefully I'll get to know some of you soon =P Hopefully I haven't drowned you in words =P
     
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    Welcome! Your story ideas sound really awesome.
     
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    Welcome to the WF.
     
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    Hello Hysteria, 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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    Thankyou everyone =P

    I've been quite busy lately, hopefully tomorrow will bring some free time for me to start looking at some more stories and related posts here, and generally explore a little more. Looking forward to it =P
     
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    Hi, and welcome. :)
     
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