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    hi all

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by twisted_logic, Nov 8, 2010.

    Hi all. I tend to like to describe a lot of emotional pain and whatnot in my own private stories. They will never be published and I only show my stories to one person I know. I came on here because, well I don't know. I failed english.. I guess I just need a hobby or something and I feel comfort in showing things I created to people I don't know because it won't affect how my friends judge me.

    Also it could be cool to read some short stories. I stopped reading way back, because I have trouble maintaining an attention span long enough to stay interested in novels and that was all that people really introduced me to. I always loved poems and have enjoyed writing one or two short stories in the past.

    I hope to post a poem that I kind of got bored and rewrote someones poem to express similar feelings with my own personal description and a story of a personal experience, and just get some feed back. Could be some feed back on how to improve a description or reduce the clutter I that I can't seem to escape when I write. maybe some of you will like my stuff or it could be as much as hey that was **** or I don't agree with stealing someone elses material, I don't care. I'm not making money or anything and it's my "art"

    Well, My name is Scott. I think this might be a bit of fun for me

    peace
     
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    Hello Scott, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Before you can get critique, you must first give constructive critique. This is not just a quid pro quo, it is because improving your critiquing skills is the primary focus of the Review Room workshop. Improving your critiquing skills will improve your ability to find and fix weaknesses in your own writing.

    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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    Welcome. :)
     
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    Hi and welcome
     
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    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

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    Hello twisted_logic, and welcome! :D
     

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