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    Hi

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JadeTiger712, Jun 10, 2011.

    Hi, my name is Jess, but I tend to go by Jade on the internet.

    I started writing a lot when I was younger, but once I hit high school I just stopped. Now that I am in my summer break between my junior and senior year at college I decided to pick up writing again.

    On another site I have been posting a story that I started working on recently. I haven't really gotten any feedback on that site, so I decided to look around and found this site through a google search.

    I'm really hoping to gain some more knowledge in how to successfully write a story. I'm a few chapter into my current story and I feel like there is so much I can change. I am in more of a 'essay writing mode' rather than a story mode.

    The things I tend to write the most of are in the Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Supernatural, and Adventure genres. I kind of blend the different genres together.

    Someday I hope to be published in some form, but I know that I have a long way to go.
     
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    Hi, those genres are also frequently present in my works. Hopefully we'll get to see some of yours.
     
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    Welcome to the forums.
     
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    Welcome

    Hey
    I hope you find that you learn a lot here. I did, I started writing then stopped from lack of confidence and found that people are friendly and genuinely want to help you become a better writer.
     
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    Hello Jade, 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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    thanks for all the welcomes guys. :)
     
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    Oh, hi there. I'm a new member too. I look forward for your work.
     
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    Hi,

    I also enjoy writing Fantasy. It can be tough shaking off the "essay writing" style that is drilled into you during college. It took me a lot of practice to do, but I got there.

    Best of luck with your fiction endeavours. :)
     

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