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  1. RavenHeart

    RavenHeart Member

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    Hoping you folks don't bite...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RavenHeart, Apr 22, 2016.

    Hey folks,

    Just joined an wanted to say a big 'hello' to you lovely people.

    I've always loved writing, and have written articles for magazines before, but have only recently worked up the nerve to take a serious stab at being a creative writer. Currently I'm writing short stories and flash fiction, because the thought of writing 80,000+ words makes me want to crawl back under the duvet and hide, but I have got an idea for a novella now, so hopefully I can work my way up to a full length book after that. Wish me luck!

    I miss being part of a writing group and would really love to meet other creative folks who want to talk about ideas, plot arcs, character development and the pros and cons of self publishing vs traditional and all that other lovely stuff that makes other peoples eyes glaze over.

    Really looking forward to meeting you all and becoming a member of the community here.
    x
     
  2. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Supporter Contributor

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    Welcome to the forums!

    Bites are by request only, so no worries. I hope you enjoy it here. It's a good group.
     
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  3. Wreybies

    Wreybies The Ops Pops Operations Manager Staff Contest Administrator Supporter Contributor

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    Welcome, Raven.. :)

    It is a good group, as Steerpike mentions. But a good group, a productive group, will have a few teeth to it. :bigwink: Having someone gum at your writing just gets it slobbery. :blech:

    Perfunctory links: New Member Quick Start and Forum Rules

    You'll have gotten those already from my in the welcome PM, but just in case...

    Wrey
     
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  4. RavenHeart

    RavenHeart Member

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    Thanks Wrey. Don't worry, I don't mind someone giving my writing or my ideas a little constructive nibbling. Teeth are great, its fangs that worry me! Nibbling could be useful, just not a velociraptor style gutting :supershock:
     
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  5. Simpson17866

    Simpson17866 Contributing Member Contributor

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    NOM NOM NOM!!!!!

    Welcome aboard :D
     
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  6. Oscar Leigh

    Oscar Leigh Contributing Member Contributor

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    Welcome to the madhouse!:D
    I'm sorry I didn't show up earlier since I already noticed your new existence here. :bigoops:
    Hope you continue to come here and enjoy it and all that! We're all in this trainwreck together. :p
    Oscar out! :brb:
     
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  7. Feo Takahari

    Feo Takahari Active Member

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    Nice to see someone else trying a novella. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

    As for biting, the secret seems to be to have a subforum for all the bitey people, especially a "debate" subforum that allows discussion of politics. This site has one, so all the other subforums are fairly chill. The last site I was on didn't have one and had debates in the main forums. The one before that had one, deleted it because it was too flamey, and saw the flames spill out to all the other forums.
     
  8. Oscar Leigh

    Oscar Leigh Contributing Member Contributor

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    Agreed. Let people get their anger out in the underground bullet proof vault, then they can come back to daylight and normal, calm proceedings ensue.
     
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  9. Brindy

    Brindy Contributing Member Supporter

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    Welcome, I've only been around here a short while, but so far the natives seem friendly enough.
     
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  10. Link the Writer

    Link the Writer Flipping Out For A Good Story. Contributor

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    We're a pretty cool bunch. The Debate section is the only time things get super heated to the point we do basically bite each other to death. :D The entire rest of the forum is, as Wynn said, super chill. So sit back, relax, and enjoy.
     
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  11. Cave Troll

    Cave Troll Who wants waffles...? Contributor

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    I don't bite (yes I do) :p

    Welcome to the madhouse, or maybe I am the only one? I don't know for sure.
    Well good luck on your shorts and flash fics, I hope you write an epic 80k+ novel one day.
    C-ya around the forum. :D
     
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  12. zoupskim

    zoupskim Contributing Member Contributor

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    Welcome to the forum. I look forward to your short stories beating mine in the contests :D
     
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  13. Oscar Leigh

    Oscar Leigh Contributing Member Contributor

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    Someone else said it! I'm hoping it catches on. "Welcome to the madhouse" would be such an awesome customary greeting for this place.
     
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    Mumble Bee In my defense, words are my weapons. Contributor

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    I'd buy a hat that said that on it.
     
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