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    Hi there!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by VampyresProductions, Aug 3, 2010.

    Hello, my name's Michael. :D I've never been any good at introductions, so pardon my incoherent ramblings.

    My love for reading at an early age also ushered in a love for writing. I write about a lot of different things and random times, but I feel the need to write something at least once a day.

    I've always had an interest for the darker side of things, so I suppose that will manifest itself in my writing, but what can I say? ;)

    My favorite authors (and my greatest inspirations) are probably Shakespeare Edgar, Allen Poe, Anne Rice, Stephen King, Clive Barker and various others. ;)

    I hope I haven't bored you thus far! xD Now that you've read all the way to the end, you deserve a cookie.
     
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    Hi! Stephen King is pretty good. What do you write? I write horror and dystopia. PM me if you want a review!
     
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    Yay, a cookie. I like you already.
    Welcome Michael. :)
     
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    I like your favorite authors.... seems we have something in common. :)

    Welcome!
     
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    I agree. ;)
    Well, I have written horror before, but mainly I write drama/suspense. :)
    I'll definitely take you up on that offer, once I begin posting! Thank you for the offer.

    Hah! I knew cookies would distract you long enough fo- I mean... thank you kindly! I'm glad to be here ;D

    Thank you! It's nice to know we share a similiar taste in literature! :D

    Thank you all for having me! I'm so happy to have such a warm welcome! :cool:
     
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    Hello Michael, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    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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    Hello Michael.
    Nice favourite author list you have! Some of them are also my favourites :D


    Welcome to the forums :)
     
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    Thank you so much for the information! It was very helpful. :D (I'm sure it must be quite the task to have to post this on everyone's page, so thanks again! I really appreciate that you take the time to give everyone this useful info :D)

    Thanks! I'm glad we have a similar taste! XD

    Thank you! It's good to be here. ;D
     
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    Hello and welcome :)
     

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