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    heya

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by inkbl0t, Apr 12, 2011.

    by way of introduction: I am a writer, mother, office worker and Firefly fanatic. I am looking forward to being a member of this community.

    -inkbl0t
     
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    Hello, It's nice to meet you! welcome to the forums! :)
     
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    Hi Inkbl0t!

    Welcome to the forum :)

    It was a crime to cancel such a great show!
     
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    Oh, and since you're a firefly fanfic, do you plan on posting a firefly fanfiction up?
     
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    Hello Inkblot, Welcome to the Creative 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. 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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    thanks!

    Thanks all, feels good to be here. 8
     
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    Hey! Firefly is really good.

    I really admire how much you are juggling at once. I recently found out (from vida.org) that in 2010, The New York Review of Books reviewed 365 authors, and only 59 of them were women. I was wondering if part of the reason for those numbers is that women--despite progress in women's rights and improvements in crappy gender roles--still have a large portion of their time devoted to domestic things, like taking care of the house and the children and so on, on top of striving to advance their careers and make a living. And I wondered if you thought that might be the case? Or at least part of the reason. My professors seem to be worried about their curriculum--whether they're assigning too many male authors.

    Anyway, it's just a thought. :) Best of luck!
     
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