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    Hello

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by C.J.Cayea, Sep 7, 2011.

    Hello everyone. My name is Christian, and I am a new father attending college. I like to write instead of doing homework, which has worked out pretty well so far. :) I've been sort of lurking here and there and today I finally decided to jump in. I've noticed that there is alot of talent on this board, and if I've learned anything in life its that if you want to excel at something, you should surround yourself with excellence. So . . . I plan on posting some of my work. My strength is poetry, but lately I've been attempting fiction. I'm trying to find a way to effectively weave poetry into my fiction without just stacking it up within the narrative. Anyhow. . . glad to be a member and I can't wait to read more and post more.

    you looked like rays of sun
    drops of golden warmth
    in my thoughts, where you live nudely
    without shame, guilt, or reservation
    and when we kissed your mouth swallowed
    all of me, every me, whatever that is
    innocence rested on your tongue
    it slid down with me, into your depths
    where we were to supplant your viscera-
    be your blood, bone, and marrow
     
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    Love your Intro, Christain. And a big WELCOME to you. I hope you do enjoy your stay 'cause we need ya!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Welcome C, happy u decided to join!
     
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    Hello, Christian! Welcome to the Writing Forums. I hope you enjoy your stay here! :)
     
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    Hello Christian, 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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    Hi and welcome:)
     
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    thanks folks :)
     
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