1. Orihalcon

    Orihalcon Active Member

    Jul 22, 2013
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    Hellooooo! La la laa

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Orihalcon, Jul 22, 2013.

    It's been quite some time since I was active on any forum, and after checking out some writing forums, I decided to join "the" writing forums.

    I'm a fairly skew guy, live in Sweden, and study pure mathematics in university. My three passions in life are creative writing, mathematics, and music. I'm pretty relaxed to talk to, but not as relaxed inside. I don't really know why, I guess there's too much I want to do at once and I pour in a lot in anything I do.

    I'm not sure why I joined or even looked for a forum for writers. I used to write almost every day for several years, and I guess I'm not so happy with not writing. So I've decided to pick up writing, with the intention of making something serious out of it. I want to explore different genres, different types of writing - poetry in particular. I've become increasingly interested in exploring the power of words rather than the power of stories. What can you tell in less than fifty words? How much can you convey in a single verse? I'm hoping to find inspiration among those who share my interest. In particular, I want to read what other aspiring or hobbyist writers create, and I want to read some of the books they read or have read. The greatest cause behind my lack of reading has been due to not having people in my life who could recommend me books.

    Anyway, I'm looking forward to get back into the game, and maybe make a friend or two. I don't have any writer friends. Having one would be pretty awesome.
  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Orihalcon, 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 Writing Prompts, 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 site 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!
  3. srijan

    srijan New Member

    Jul 25, 2013
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    Hy! i am srijan duwal from nepal,bhaktapur. i am a student. i am new in this forum. And this forum is new for me. i don't know how to use this forum. And nobody is helping me. i was using other forum before i saw this new forum.

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