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    Hey.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Catastrophe, May 15, 2009.

    Hello, I am Catastrophe.

    I have a passion for the bizarre and crazy side of fiction as well as large scale stories. I've been writing one story for about two years now, fine-tuning it as I grow and learn more about storytelling. I have the plots for ten books all planned, and only some of it actually written.

    The story is hard to describe. it is fantasy, but there are no castles or wizards; it takes place in space, in a very wacky universe that doesn't always make sense. It is a very long and dense story, with over thirty "main" characters. I look forward to bettering my writing ability with the help of this forum.

    At the current point in my life I write stuff as a hobby mostly, I am serious about publishing my stuff, but I'm not in a rush. I need to wait until it's completely perfect, and at 18 I don't think it is.

    A little about myself: I am an 18 year old guy with a passion for music, debating, and world peace. I don't watch the TV or play video games, I just sort of lost interest in the visual media.

    Anyway, this is getting too long, so yeah, hi.
     
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    Hey Catastrophe. I'm Hedge, and I'm glad to see another person who loves music. What kinds do you listen to? And as for your writing, what influences it and what do you like to read? Any hobbies or instruments? Anyways, later. See you around.
     
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    Well, a fiction writer who identifies himself as "Catastrophe" is probably launching his tales from exactly the right place! Jackson Pollock once said that the best way to create (art) is to make a mess and then work your way out of it (or something along those lines). May you meet with his success (preferably without his particular downsides). Welcome.

    Molly
     
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    Hello Catastrophe, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Posting your own work 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.

    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). 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 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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    Hi and welcome :)
     
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    Hi Catastrophe, welcome. Can't wait to read your stuff. Have fun.
     

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