Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by yenta, Dec 27, 2009.
i am yenta, i am jewish comedy writer
Shalom to you, Yenta! Welcome to the forum.
A comedy writer, aye? Comedy is the best remedy for so many ailments both physical and metaphorical. It goes a long way to bringing tikkun olam.
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I am also Jewish, and some of my writing could definitely be classified as comedy. (Though I don't see myself as a comedy writer, but an ordinary writer who can include some funny things in an otherwise serious article/story.)
Nice to meet you!
Hello Yenta, Welcome to the Writing Forums.
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 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!
lol, oh the irony -
Welcome. Comedy is a difficult thing for me to write. Glad you joined here.
Thank you. I've fixed that. Only 9967 more typos to go. :redface:
this going to end up being longest thread on writers forum ever
for me too, writing comedy is difficult, but being comical is easy
but a thing only difficult at start when learning, after that it is how you say - "a piece of urine"
Welcome. Glad to have you along for the ride. I hope you enjoy your stay.
i dont get it! i dont have permission to view the review room so how am i supposed to do 2 constructive critiques of posted items in that forum
When logged in, you should have access to the review rooms. (If you try to access them while not logged in, you will not get to them). If you've tried and cannot get in, contact a moderator--such as Cogito (via PM -- personal message) and they should be able to clear up the problem.
funny i have just managed to post in the gen fiction. the first time i tried access was through the link in the rules (highlighted and underlined below) which doesnt grant access. there must be some sort of quirk or spookyness about it try yourself, see if it work for you
The site is http://www.writingforums.org/. There are synonyms that will redirect you, but your cookies will be associated with the address you connected to instead fo the actual site, so you will appear not to be a logged in user. The most common error is leaving off the www.
Separate names with a comma.