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    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Prinkes, May 20, 2011.

    Hello everyone.

    I'm Prinkes. I'm 20, about to graduate from community college. I plan on transferring to a four-year school in the fall, with a double major in theatre/creative writing. Therefore, I'm seeking to expand my knowledge of creative writing and improve my own skills as a writer. I primarily write fiction, but I have written poetry as well. I would like to post excerpts of my own work in order to get feedback, but I also plan on giving feedback to others as well.

    Now, here is a blurb that I wrote some time ago, that I keep handy for introductory purposes:



    I have been both the student and the teacher. I have been the lover, and I have been loved. I have been the reader, and I have been read. I have been both the liar and the victim. I saw the world, and I let the world see me. I have both watched and been watched. I have waited, and I have been impatient. I have played and been played. I have been born to a family, and I have created my own. I have been interested, and I have been bored. I have slept all day and stayed up all night. I have worked, and I have played.I have sat back while humanity (or lack thereof) has run its course on my tiny frame, and I have fought back against the world with all my strength. I have been nothing more, than absolutely human.
     
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    Welcome. :)
     
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    Thank you Eunoia :D
     
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    Welcome to the forums.
     
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    Thank you Gigi_GNR :)
     
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    Hello Prinkes, 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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    hello and welcome! i enjoyed the intro
     
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    Welcome, Prinkes! Sounds you have a plan. Hope we can also enjoy your contributions and critiques....
     
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    Thanks everyone! I'm glad you enjoyed the intro, and I can't wait to get started on here!
     

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