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    Hello

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by crogers13, Jan 5, 2013.

    Hey I am new to the site. My name is Chris I am a student at Florida State University, and I've been writing since my senior year in high school. I have wrote a couple of episodes to a TV show I started writing about a year ago. I have started plenty of other projects and I am just looking to become a better writer. I feel this is a good place to learn and improve. I have one question. Is this the place to submit a 30 page tv script for review or should I just post a few scenes instead?

    Chris
     
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    Hi Chris, welcome. It's exciting to hear that you have written a couple of episodes to a TV show. I'm new here myself so I couldn't say the best place to post your script for review. However my gut says that this introduction thread wouldn't be the best place for it.
     
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    hi Chris , I am new here too and just trying to find my way around. I still do not know how to post a poem...but I guess I will eventually figure it out. I wish you well, and look forward to reading some of your work on the forum. As far as I have read you should only post a scene or two, but not the whole script. Once published on here might hurt your chances to become published if you know what I mean. So a little is good, too much might be a downfall. If I am wrong, someone will correct this thinking. :)
     
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    Hi Chris, welcome to the forums.
    Hi to you too Miranda Louise, welcome.

    As to posting work, there are rules about posting work for critique - the rules are fair and apply to all members. When the time comes to share your script; personally, I would just post a sample.
     
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    welcome!

    first of all, you have to fulfill the site requirements before you can post work for review... this would not be the correct section... refer to the menu and you'll find one for 'scripts'... however, 30 pages is way too long... post only a brief excerpt...

    that said, i'm sorry to have to rain on your parade, but if you mean you are writing a new series for tv, you should know you'll have no chance to get anyone in the industry to read it, unless you first have a good track record of produced scripts and a good agent with contacts in tv... or, unless you first get an entry level job in the tv industry and learn the craft from the inside, making connections that can later help you get a new series/sitcom proposal looked at... in the us, legal departments don't let any unagented work that's sent in by unknown new writers even be opened, much less read... it's sent back unopened to avoid lawsuits in case anything the network/producer comes up with may be similar...

    i mentor many aspiring screenwriters [film and tv], so if you want further info or any help along the way, you can drop me a line any time...

    love and hugs, maia
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Chris!

    I hope you find what you're looking for here, whatever your interests in writing.

    This forum aims to provide the best workshopping resources on the internet, and to that end we have a few rules which you should familiarise yourself with before you get stuck in. The main section of the site is the Writing Workshop, where members can post their writing in order to receive critique of their work.

    However, before we allow members to post their work, they must have met some basic requirements. Firstly, you must have been a member for fourteen days, and have made twenty posts on the forum overall (please note, posts in Word Games do not count towards this). This is so that members, when they post their work, have familiarised themselves with the forums and contributed to them (as well as hopefully learned something for themselves). Secondly, members must provide two constructive reviews of other people's work for each piece of their own that they wish to post. This is because we believe that the focus of workshopping should be equally upon giving reviews as receiving them, as they allow a writer to practice and improve their editing skills, which they can then apply to their own writing.

    Beyond the Writing Workshop, you will find that we have extensive forums for discussion of aspects of writing, as well as a community area for general discussion. We also run periodic short story and poetry contests, which are good for challenging yourself and expanding your skills.

    If you have any questions or problems, then the moderators (myself, Cogito, Lemex and Dante Dases) should be your first port of call. Any technical problems with the site itself should be directed to Daniel, the site administrator and owner. I would recommend you have a look over the rules so that you know what to expect, and what is expected. But aside from that, I hope you enjoy your time here.


    Banzai
     
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    thank you Trilby, :)
     
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    Welcome to the forum. I am new as well. The group here is eager to help and I have been received well. All the Best.
     

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