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    Hey there, its me!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by justAphil, Jun 27, 2010.

    Dear community!

    I now want to introduce myself to you the way it is ment to be. First of all I will start with a big hello from my side. My name is like my username suggests Phil (actually Philipp but i tend to like the shorten form more). I am 18 years old right now and live in austria, upperaustria to be accurate.

    At first I was only reading books, I was astonished how much a book could move me, improve/change my way of thinking, put my mind at ease or even saved me from the deepest weald where every tree is a part of boredom.

    I decided to write a book after I finished reading Dan Brown's Diabolus. I have read books from Dan Brown before but this book was the last stone which got the whole bunch of ideas in my head to roll down at my heart, invoking the deep wish to write.

    I was writing before but only at tests in german or english. I always used to write at least the double of the needed amount, at first with alot of mistakes but later on I got more experienced and improved alot these past years.

    At the moment I am writing on my first book called "Deadly Past", its about a samurai in the modern age of japan who intends to his target, the daughter of a high ranked head of a company. But to all surprise a boy at the age of 17 interfers with his plans, changing the lifes of all 3 of them. I will post a more detailed post in the review section. Although I am a bit unsure where to excactly post it. Its made up my me and its supposed to be a book. No short story or something in that context.

    What I am currently lacking is word amount. You will notice later that my chapters are at max. 4 pages (of a real pocketbook). So I will need alot of help in this matter.

    I hope I can be of much use as possible and hope that we can cooperate well.
     
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    Hello Phil, 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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    Hello Phil and welcome :)
     
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    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

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    Welcome :)
     
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    Welcome Mr. Phil, it's a pleasure to meet you. You story sure sounds interesting, I'd love to read it one day. I'm also new here, this is just my second day of being active.
     
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    Thanks alot guys. I appreciate it. ofc its a pleasure for me too to meet all of you.
    @visiblepoltergeist: very nice name you got there ;)
    also i am honored to hear that. As soon as I finish it, I will make sure to remember you.
     

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