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    Hey everybody.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by KelseyRAK, Feb 17, 2011.

    Okay, so I’ll admit— I'm not good with introductions whatsoever so Ima’ just jump straight in ‘kay? Names Kelsey, I’m seventeen and I have been writing horror/gore/romance stories for almost five years now. I’m a horror addict although I hate watching the movies I’ll pick a horror over romance any day.

    I’m looking forward in looking at everyone’s work and hopefully for people to help me with my own in the future.

    Boring introduction I know, -Snort-
     
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    Hi! Welcome!

    I'm new here too! :)
     
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    Thank you ^.^
     
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    Hey, welcome! :) I agree with you on horror over romance - although I like some romance as long as it doesn't have the passive wimpy female stereotype.
     
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    Thank you, Mallory. I agree, when it comes to a book I like a bit of romance chucked in as long as it isn't the silly, cheesy "love is oh so perfect" type. I prefer realism rather than over rated love scenes.
     
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    Definitely. I don't even mind cheesy lovey steaminess, but I just hate when the woman starts out strong and independent but then becomes a wuss who lets her guy be the boss of her. Or the other way around, of course, but it's usually the girl.

    If you ever want me to review anything, just send me a visitor message!
     
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    Welcome. :)
     
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    Hi and welcome :)
     
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    Welcome Kelsey. :)
     
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    Welcome to the forum :)
     
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    Hello Kelsey, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    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. 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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