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    Hello ... such a cliché right? Isn't shalom a little better?

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by vinay87, Jul 13, 2009.

    My name is Vinay Keerthi (call me Keerthi and I'll bleed you to death) and I'm from Bangalore, India. I've been writing for the last eight years, counting only serious writing of course. My mainstream writing is mainly directed towards completing my first real novel which I have been writing for seven years, with the last few pages finally at the horizon. I know, I'm guilty of not completing it and I will not offer excuses. I'll only boast that I've done most of the writing in the last two years.
    I've also dabbled in short stories, poetry and one short novel for kids. I've not tried to get myself published yet but as soon as this book is done (sometime this month) I'll send it off for publishing after cutting the mortal nonsense out.
    I also read (duh), my favourite wordsmiths being J R R Tolkien, Robert Jordan, David (and Leigh) Eddings, Terry Brooks, Terry Goodkind (Ooh I'm not ashamed to admit) and on the classic side Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas, H H Munro and Miguel de Cervantes.
    I found this place through Google while I decided it was time I begin searching for possibly like-minded people to butt heads with. I do admit that I'm hoping for a little less head-butting though.
    And yeah I'm guessing the name wouldn't make it all too obvious to people around the world so I'm a guy.
    I'm looking forward to getting to know writers (yay for me... why did I say that?) so here's my shalom once more.
     
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    welcome, Vinay.
     
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    hi there!

    oooooohhhhh i LOVE most of your fav authors listed... great minds eh? lol. looking forward to seeing you round, good luck with finishing your novel!
     
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    :eek:Why'd ya have to say that. Now I wanna say it and being bled to death happens more often to me than you'd think. lol. Welcome Vinay.
     
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    lol
    If you must :p
    I don't like my second name because it's a common feminine name here. I have no idea what my parents were thinking when they chose my name but hey it's an oxymoron. (It means humble fame btw)

    Thanks for the welcome
     
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    Namaste Vinay, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Posting your own work 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 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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    Yeah I'm too serious about getting published to ruin it by posting it online.
    And about constructive critique, that's what I'm here to learn. I went through a few reviews and I liked them so I thought I'd learn how to zero in on the errors here. My grammar is very messed up for a guy who's been writing for 8 years.
    I don't mean it's bad, I have an instinct that tells me when something is wrong, but I'd like to know the details behind the whole shindig.
    Thanks for the advice though. I'll be sure to look around some more and try to learn stuff.
     

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