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    Hello~!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Veloxarity, Jan 17, 2011.

    Hi everyone. Just noticed this 'New Member Intro' section and thought I'd drop by.

    Well, since I'm here I should introduce myself. : O

    I'm Veloxarity, and I like to write for fun. I don't think I take it too serious or anything, but I do have my days when I pull all-nighters writing my stories. I'm still in school (or rather I just graduated) so I haven't had much time writing the amount of stories I want to. But well, hopefully that will change now as I do enjoy it. ^^,

    As for what I like to write? I started off writing purely fan fictions for the manga I like which suffered an abrupt ending (or possibly just a poor ending).
    After a while I got into role-plays on some forums and eventually I found myself writing my original works. I don't have many (and even less are complete) but I still plan on posting them up here to get feedback and criticism. Improving is always a good thing after all. ;P

    In terms of what Genre I write, I tend to lean into more light-hearted stories. Romance mainly, but I've had my shot at darker genres and it was quite fun. Right now I'm working on a sci-fi to try broaden my style. (Plus, it's plain awesomeness to write!)

    As for reading, I tend to shy away from books A LOT! That is, unless they're recommended to me. I'll read any genre by any author if someone tells me, 'you should try this'. But all-in-all, I enjoy reading stories over the net, especially if they're posted by someone I'm familiar with.

    Well~, before I start entering my 'ranting state' I'll cut myself off here.
    Nice to meet everyone! ^^,
     
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    Welcome. :)
     
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    Hello Veloxarity, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Review Room before you post there. 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 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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    Ugh. I see. I won't lie I was actually headed to the 'Review Room' just now, lucky you stopped me. :p Glad I got caught out before making a fool of myself.

    Thanks for the detailed welcome! (even if it is something that's been copied and pasted to death.) :)

    And thanks you too Eunoia for the welcome. It's good to be here.
     
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    Welcome to the WritingForums. :)
     

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