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    Hey! (Overly long introduction)

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by The.Maverick, Dec 21, 2010.

    Hey!

    So I'm new here. I must confess I haven't used a web forum for many many years. So forgive me if I'm not great with how things work now.

    I decided to join because I've been working on a few projects, and my most recent one is really personal to me. A few friends have looked at it, and they've all said the same thing "it's great!" Well they can be a little subjective. I need some real criticism and I need some help writing more.

    I've found writing to be such a great outlet. The story I'm working on at the moment is "true". Clearly some things have been changed but it's pretty accurate. It doesn't paint me in the greatest of lights, but it's as honest as I can possibly make it. I really want to finish this piece. I have a habit of jumping to the part I really want to get written too quickly!

    I feel I'm kind of rambling already.

    So a bit about me anyway:

    Well I'm 22. I live in central London and I go to a university there. I'm a first year so. Most people assume I've therefore been travelling. I'd love to have stories from all over the world. Sadly this isn't the case. I was just lazy and didn't really know what I wanted in life (and if I'm honest I still don't). I'm studying something which takes up an unbelievable amount of time and is stupidly draining!

    I can speak a bit of German. I like various genres of music though the likes of Tool, Biffy Clyro, Jimmy Eat World and Chevelle are among my favourites! Ultimately as you can tell, I'm pretty boring. But here I am anyway =] .

    I hope to post what I've gotten so far soon.

    > The.Maverick

    Edit: In re reading what I wrote it all sounds rather arrogant. So apologies for that. I do look forward to reading other people's work! I figured that would go without saying but it's better left said anyway. I'm always looking for inspiration. I'm guilty of not reading enough books. A friend of mine is an unpublished writer. Her work amazes me every time I read it. It seems that many unpublished works are often better than many well known published ones.
     
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    Welcome. :)
    Nothing wrong with a rambling introduction. :p
     
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    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

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    Welcome! :)
     
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    Welcome to the forum :D I'm pleased to meet you.

    And as someone said, nothing wrong with long introduction, it was interesting for sure. Hope you have great time here and find some objective critique.
     
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    Thank you for the warm welcome =] - Glad my rather lengthy introduction didn't bore anyone.
     
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    Greeting

    Hey, im new also just thought ide say how great it is to find a site like this one. A site dedicated to helping writers from the hapless (me) right through to those published. Just like to say thanks!
     
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    Hello Maverick, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Review Room 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 Review Room, 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 Review Room, 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 Review Room 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 Review Room 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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