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    Hello !! To Everyone Here!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mikeekaye, Mar 14, 2010.

    hi my name is michael kaye. i joined this forum to seek information and to make new friends. So HELLO!! to everyone.

    A little about me: I been writing for some years now. I recently finished a
    screen play called " TAXI KILLERS ". It's a Fiction / Drama / Adventure story.
    It took about 2 years to finally complete. It's copyright protected and will be
    made into a movie at some point. I do have a web site that is being worked on. I also have written comedy and various skits.
    I am also on FaceBook ..{ MIKEE KAYE } or { TAXI KILLERS }. I would like to have new friends on there and check out other writers as well.
    thanx for the wecome!!
     
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    Hello Michael, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    If you have a completed draft, it is protected by copyright. It goes without saying, and by saying it, you are revealing that you don't really undertand copyright.

    Posting your own writing for people to comment on 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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    If this site is only about reading others works . don't people have to worry about some one stealing their writings or ideas on these sites? what so safe about it?
    the honor system ???....lol
     
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    I suggest you learn about copyright law. Every writer should understand the fundamentals. In the USA, the site is http://www.copyright.gov/.

    Incidentally, the ® symbol designates a Registered Trademark, not a copyright.
     
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    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

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    Welcome.
     

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