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    Hello, graphic novelist checking in

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Oroboros, Jun 28, 2013.

    Hi everyone. :)

    I was referred to this forum by a writer on another board.

    Briefly - I am in the process of writing a graphic novel, tentatively called Pantheon, and I have written three volumes so far. The first volume is already drawn and inked.

    The reason I signed up here is to share views, feedback, opinions on writing, and help improve as a writer. My calling card is art -- specifically comic book styled art. I would post an image, but board restrictions will not allow me to (understandably). My instagram account is thanatologist, if anyone is curious.

    But my writing skills need more polish or maturing. :rolleyes:

    Thanks, and happy reading/writing!
     
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    :eek:

    Now let's remember that I am a co-writer, and the writing rocks. :cool:

    Welcome Harold Tick. :D Now we have to get Dave in here.
     
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    Davidm is my co-writer for Pantheon - he is a brilliant addition, thanks to his superlative skills in grandiloquent dialogue and proper injection of healthy dramatic energy.

    I had originally written the first volume and the start of the second, but I ran into a dilemma in a certain scene.

    Pantheon is about the schemes of gods of mythology set in the post-human future, and this scene involved a certain negotiation. Davidm figured out the solution, and we have been collaborating ever since. :D
     
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    Hello Oroboros, 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 Writing Prompts, 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 site 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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    Thanks, but why is this a carbon copy of the PM i got upon registration, and from a different user?
     
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    Oh, is Daniel including this in the welcome PM these days?

    I do update it occasionally, though, so what you see here is the latest version. And sometimes I throw in a personalized piece or two, if something in your intro inspires me.
     
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    Welcome Aboard! Hope you find a comfortable spot around the fire.
     
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    Thanks for the welcome, GoldenGhost and Cogito. :)

    I'll try to observe the forum strictures, then violate them beyond all recognition. :D
     
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    :D

    Anarchic demagogue. :eyebrows:
     

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