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    hmm...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MiscEtc, Jul 14, 2011.

    Hmm... I'm not really sure what to write here to be honest. Initially I wanted to write something that might stand out a bit, something interesting. However, I realized soon enough that 1.) I couldn't seem to come up with anything particularly interesting. I decided to dig deeper, and though the journey was fraught with danger and unnecessary time wasting, search as I might,I found no jaw-droppers nor hidden treasures, only disappointment. 2.)
    It really wasn't all that importaint to begin with, and perhaps I should have focused my efforts on something more worth while, such as giving a little information about me.
    what a shame
    So instead, I am presenting you with this lackluster introduction, which, come to think of it might be what I was searching for all along. But no, I have quickly realized that it's just taxing.
    Sure, I suppose I could start over and tell who ever might listen about my interest in reading the work of others with a similar interest in creating art with words, and improving their abillity as writers, and how I wish to improve my own writing abillity, as well as improve my discipline as a have a bad habit of not finishing the pieces of prose I start, but no, I refuse to do that with no logical reason for doing so, only rationalization. I'm not quite sure why I decided to record my rambling thoughts in such a manner but, flawed and time consuming as it is, I am presenting it to you, whoever you are, to do with it as you see fit.
     
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    Err... Hello?

    You seem very pessimistic, I must say. If you're having trouble (which, it seems you are), then you've come to the right place. I'm sure you'll find all the help you could possibly want here, so grab some cookies, sit down and, most importantly, write.

    Anywho, welcome to the forums.
     
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    Not really having too terribly much trouble, (a little pessimistic and unsure of myself maybe) I was just being overly-dramatic
     
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    Welcome to the Writing Forums, MiscEtc! Looking forward to seeing you online! ^^
     
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    Hello Misc Etc, 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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    Just practise and read as much as possible :) Welcome!
     
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