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    Hello :)

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Blue_Lotus, Jun 16, 2011.

    Well I'm a newbie to this site, thought I would drop a line to say hello and the like. :D

    Currently I am working on my first book, thus far It has been err... Trying for lack of a better word.
    I am about Eight chapters in now.
    Spelling and Punctuation are my mortal enimies. So from time to time when I do post sections for what ever reason please remember that.

    I'm dyslexic so posts can sometimes be misspelled as well, I try to leave the thumb speak at the door, however I do use it so sorry in advance.

    OK I guess that is about it. Thanks in advance for your companionship

    Blue Lotus.
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    Hey, what's up?
    Where do you hail from and what do you write about?
    You can always get someone to proofread stuff for you. What matters is that you have a catchy story.
     
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    Not a lot busy week glad it is nearly over :)

    Hail from, well I am American, I speak Hindi and a few other langs but oddly I can't read them well go figure :rolleyes:
    Currently I have been working on A rom / sci-fi book that takes worlds religious mythology and social steriotypes and breaks them down... the point is to show that while yes we are all dif we are all the same in the end. Religion and science are infinitely perplexing and intriguing to me... thus I set out about about ten years ago studying Theology or Comparative Religion if you will.

    I decided that a niffty take on it would be a bit of magic, an epic battle, and a disection of how people come to be whom they are. What the building blocks or foundations of people are and how if we look close enough we can break down the barriers that hold us back from the real power in life Love.
    I am in love with my editorial team they all get gold medals and boxes of cholates from me.
     
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    That sounds like a very complex thing!
    What is the entertainment / message ratio?

    "I decided that a niffty take on it would be a bit of magic, an epic battle, and a disection of how people come to be whom they are."

    That exactly what I'm doing in my book too and so far it works well for me. Seems you're on the right track
     
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    Welcome to the WF.
     
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    Not sure how you would measure the ratio... I have heros, God(s) Villans, Plot twists action romance and magic... I let the charaters "discover" life outside of what they know, what they have always known by ripping them from their familur and forcing them to work with someone that has a totaly diff background, or belief system than thay do. Sometimes, they learn to respect this other person sometimes all thay get is a bit of insight into a way of life that is not wrong just different.
    I will post the synopsis when I am allowed :)

    And thank you GiGi.
     
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    Welcome. :)
     
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    Hello Blue, 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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