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    I may be done hiding, but I want to keep my head.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ichabod's Done Hiding, Jul 24, 2011.

    Hello forum members,

    I'm Ichabod's Done Hiding, but I answer to pretty much anything that you want.

    To tell you a little about myself, I'm a 20-something fiction writer who is also quite abused. Whatever my bosses don't want to do, I get to. Yay. I have two things I'm working on at the moment, but I've stressed myself out and so am at a big brick wall.

    I hope I can be a helpful member to the forum.

    All the best,

    IDH
     
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    Well, you know what they say: "If you're about to hit a brick wall, make sure you're holding a sledgehammer."

    Welcome to the forums 'n' all that stuff. Hope you enjoy your stay here.

    Odd name, by the way...
     
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    Yes, I need quite a large sledgehammer. Thank you for the welcome.

    My name is the name of one of my Agility dogs. His father's name was Crane and I do love Sleepy Hollow.
     
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    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

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    Hello IDH. Welcome to the Creative Writing Forums.

    I considered shortening it to Ichabod, but given that you are female, that didn't seem to fit. Likewise, Icky or Ichy seemed a bit less than respectful.

    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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    Thank you all for the warm welcome.

    Cognito, Ichabod wouldn't bother me but IDH is fine. Ichy, no, not so much.

    Thank you for the wonderful information. I browsed a bit yesterday but anything I want to have published, I keep for my critiquers. I might go play some games and have some fun. I won't be posting any thing until I figure out what kink is bothering me the most.
     

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