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    Hi everyone!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by echoesofgilmour, Jun 11, 2011.

    Hey everybody! I'm Chris and I just joined the forum. ummm this is sorta the first forum I've ever joined haha soooo I guess I'll just write some stuff about me and my writing and then a few small questions I have.

    A lot of my writing is more of the "obsurdity" style (like fake letters to people, fake diary entries) and my writing is all comedy. I write as a hobby and because I really enjoy it (I'm in college for psychology and political science...completely different than creative writing) and I've really only written for myself and my friends...but recently I've been really wanting to really build on my writing and become a better writer.

    I just have one big question: A lot of my writing is pretty offensive...I make a lot of jokes and references that are incredibly innapropriate...but I try to do it in a way to where it's not a "cheap shot" or uncalled for. I really try to make it in context to the writing and have it be something where it really adds to my writing. Do I need to censor what I write for here or like, not put up certain things?

    So to try to not ramble on more than I already have...I look foward to working with the people on this forum and I am excited to not only further my writing, but possibly help others as well! Thank you!
     
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    Welcome! :)

    Re your question, I'd ask the mods; it depends on what it is, but probably should be fine if you put a warning in the thread title or beginning of clip that there's adult content. Use *** to censor out curse words, etc.

    Also make sure you read the rules about posting work for review. You have to meet some requirements, such as being here a certain amount of time and giving two constructive critiques, before posting work.
     
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    Hello Chris, Welcome to the Creative Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Writing Workshop before you try to post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on should not be among the very first things you do here anyway. 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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    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

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    Welcome to the WF.
     
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    Welcome, Chris. :)
     
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    Hi, sounds like you have a unique writing style.

    Psychology and Poli-sci sound pretty different from each other as well. But, having a diverse background to draw from can only help your creativity. :)
     

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