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    Hi WF!, my name is Sociopath

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sociopath, Jan 7, 2011.

    I can never think of the name, but, , serial killers, schizophrenics, anything psychology related fascinate me.

    Little about myself, grew up in a upper class area, didn't care that much for school, and, ultimately became, a full blown heroin addict.

    Now, why am I hear and not out scoring dope? the answer is because I am in recovery. I lived in a half way house for a while, and, got out. Now, I just mosey on, flocking about.

    Honestly, I have no desire of slipping up, and, I have no desire to do anything about my recovery (hates AA,NA)

    I am enrolled in one of the best community colleges, got a 4.0, going to be volunteering at Mental Institute, although its a 2, and a half hour, commute for me, and, 20$ a week commitment. I am also planning on mentoring teens on 'don't be me'. Eventually, I want to transfer to Ivy League, UPENN or Harvard.

    So why am I here? Well, although I am not the greatest writer, writing is my calm of the storm.

    I have been engulfed by blackness for so long, as I laid hidden from the world.
    But now my mind seems to be riddled with co-morbid mental issues. From, bi-polar, and mania, ADHD, anxiety, panic attacks, ocular migraines. That honestly, I just want to be able to bitch, and, moan sometimes, so, if people want to read my work they can, if they don't like it, they can stop reading.

    I never had a hobbies growing up, so I want to master the one thing that I am passionate about.

    Thanks for listening
     
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    Welcome to WF!
    Oh, that's good that your off of the drugs.
    It's a really harmful thing to get into.
    Anyway, I'm new here too, therefore I can't really share much advice,
    but I thought I'd just say hi!
    Have a blessed day. Jesus loves ya!
     
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    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

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    Welcome!
    Congrats on sobriety. :)
     
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    Welcome. Writing is defitely a great outlet/hobby/passion. Good luck with everything.

    Oh, and if I'm reading your work, and I don't like it, I just might keep reading anyway. :D
     
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    Welcome. :)
    Good you've seen sense, and it's great you've discovered how writing can help.
     
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    Hello Sociopath, 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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