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    Hi! Looking Forward To Spending Time Here :)

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Zev Steinhardt, May 11, 2011.

    Hi!

    My name is Zev Steinhardt and I live in the garden spot of the world: Brooklyn, USA.

    I've always had a love of writing. I used to engage in it quite a bit when I was younger, focusing mainly on short stories. When I was an undergrad (many, many, many moons ago), I took four creative writing courses in college (on top of the two required Composition courses) even though I wasn't an English major.

    Unfortunately, over the years, I let my writing drop. I went about fifteen years without writing any fiction longer than a page in length. However, over the last six months or so, I recently re-discovered my love for writing and have been taking it up again. I'm in the middle of writing my first short story in close to twenty years and I'm loving every minute of it.

    My other passion is photography. I was first bit by the bug about 10 years ago when I bought my first digital camera. Since then, I've upgraded cameras twice and currently own a DSLR with several lenses. My main area of focus (get it, focus?? -- yeah, I have a corny sense of humor) is on floral and macro photography, but I also shoot a wide variety of other subjects as well.

    I recently began a blog devoted to these two passions of mine. Since I finally completed my MBA (I turned in my last paper yesterday!!), I'm going to have a lot more time to spend writing and taking pictures.

    I'm really looking forward to spending time here, meeting other writers and learning about what it takes to actually get published. :)

    Zev Steinhardt
     
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    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

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    Welcome to the WF. :)
     
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    Thank you Gigi.

    Zev Steinhardt
     
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    Hello, and welcome to the Writing Forums.
     
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    Thank you Jayyy. :)

    Zev Steinhardt
     
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    Hello Zev, 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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    Welcome, Zev. :)
     

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