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    His hand raises in a slow wave.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Peter172, Oct 7, 2010.

    Hi there, obviously I'm new here, so I'll tell you a little bit about myself.

    I've been busy writing posts on a play by post role playing game site for several years, and I always considered myself a gamer, not a writer. Then I tried writing a short story for the site's short story competition and won. It was the first short story I've ever written, so naturally I was pleased.

    Long story short: I've discovered I like to write...probably love is a better word, and so I went looking for somewhere to write a little more, and learn more about the art.

    I write mostly fantasy stories, but I also like to write stories that are set in modern times, with just a little of the supernatural thrown in for spice. I'll basically write about anything that comes to mind though. I like to try new things. :)

    My favorite authors are; Robert E. Howard, Stephen King, Robert Jordan, Jim Butcher, Dean Koontz, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child, and Michael Crichton.

    I look forward to having some fun writing and sharing here, as well as learning to improve.

    See you around the boards!

    ~Peter
     
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    Welcome to WF
     
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    Hello Peter, 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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    Waves back - nice to meet you. I became a writer by accident last february.
     
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    Hi Peter! Welcome to the forum!
     
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    Thanks for the greetings all! I'm looking forward to spending some time here writing with you all.:)
     
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    Hello and welcome
     
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    Welcome Peter. :)
     

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