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    Here goes nothing

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sapheyerblu, Mar 27, 2011.

    Okay, so this is the part I hate the most about joining a forum...the introduction. So let's just get this out of the way.

    Hi kids, as you can see my "name" is Sapheyerblu, but you can call me Christine. I'm probably a lot older than most of you in here as I'm in my 40's, but I'll try to keep up. LOL

    I've been writing for more than 20 years now, having been published once in print and several times online. I've got 3 e-books under my belt but nothing to sing and dance about. Working on number 4, but I've been doing so for about 3 years now.

    I'm heavily sarcastic, but that happens to those of us who have survived motherhood (almost...one more to go). I love writing short stories, poetry, and pretty much anything else I can come up with. I have several blogs in my name, but the problem is that I got fed up with life in general and I haven't updated any of them in months.

    I started out writing short stories and was getting into novel writing (actually finished NaNoWriMo in 2007), but started doing a little ghost writing on the side to pay some bills. Before I knew it, the article writing gigs were coming in fast and furious and my creative side just kind of shut off.

    Now, I'm looking to find my way back to my first love; fiction. I'm in dire need of help and I guess that's how I ended up here. Now that I've bored you all to death, I'll end this piece.

    Thanks for being here and letting this old broad in the room. :D
     
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    I'm new too but welcome to the boards!!! i hope to see some of your work!
     
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    Welcome, Christine. :)
    There are people older than you on here. :p
     
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    @ DayBreaks---Thanks honey. Can't wait to see yours either.

    @Eunioa----That is the best news I've heard all day. LOL. Thanks for the welcome.
     
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    Welcome, i'm new as well.
    Hope to see some of your work, good luck.
     
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    Hello Christine, Welcome to the Creative Writing Forums.

    Forty's not old. I was in high school forty years ago,and I'm still not yet ready to grow up and settle down.

    Please read How to Use the Writing Workshop before you post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on should not be among the very first things you do here. 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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    Welcome to the forums. :D
     

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