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    Hello

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Solitude, Sep 12, 2011.

    Hello!

    I write quite often, but I rarely ever finish the stories I start. They usually become writing exercises, not actually stories. I have a few stories completed, though they aren't very interesting. I'm also beginning to start a story that I'll hopefully finish by December at the latest. I'm only about a few paragraphs into it. I joined here to share it as I wrote it (You can do that on here, right? Or does it have to be finished before you share it?), get constructive criticism on it, and improve the story. I also joined here because I was interested in reading other peoples' short stories, and I may post a short story here and there too. I probably won't post any of my stories for a while though.

    I'm a teenager who lives in the United States. I would love to travel the world when I get older. France and Canada interest me a lot. I love music from the '60s, '70s, and '80s. Some '90s music is okay, however, to me that was the decade when being an artist started to become about your presentation and the way you looked, not your actual voice and song lyrics. I'm a pacifist, though I do support some use of force in stopping genocides from happening. That's the only time when using violence is an acceptable short-term solution to me. I'm very liberal, and I consider myself a Socialist. I like reading, writing, watching some tv shows, and listening to awesome music.

    Anyways, I hope to get to know some of you well over the next few weeks as well as improving my writing skills. Also, I was tired when I wrote this post. If the grammar sucks, then I apologize in advance. Anyways, I'm going to bed now. Goodnight.
     
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    Hello Floydian, 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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    Hello, welcome to the Writing Forums! :)
     
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    Welcome. I am the same way with starting and never finishing. Hopefully we can remedy that over time with practice.
     
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    Thanks for all of the welcomes :) ! Lol, hopefully we will be able to, Gusstone :p
     
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    Thanks :D
     
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    Thanks again for all of the welcomes :) !
     

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