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    I'm a walking desperado...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Desperado, Jun 1, 2010.

    Hello everyone, my name is Anthony "Tony" Davis. I am currently going to UPEI in the fall for the Arts program, majoring in English, minoring in theater. Anyway I work an Esso gas station, I like to call my profession a Petroleum Distributionest Engineer ;) Anyway I was out of school for a year, because well school is boring. Anyway I enjoy writing a lot and I actually got application in English awarded to me after leaving high school, not like that's a big deal. Anyway I like hockey, support my Canadians. I still support them if they get shut out and ultimately let me down! Anyway I also enjoy music a fair bit, little bit of a metal head. Movies are a fascination of mine as well. Anyway mainly I just want to say hello.
     
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    Hello Tony, 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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    Welcome Tony. I must say I am impressed, I hope I am able to explore my creativity after highschool like you are currently. May I ask you if you listen to other music other than metal ? If your into some less hetic music I highly sugest Sixpence None The Richer and Bare Naked Ladies those are my two favorites. What do you write about? What are your interests in art? do you draw, paint or perhaps carve/sculpt ?
     
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    I thought that said 'I was an Esso gas station'. Anyway, welcome. What kind of metal do you like? And I agree with Brandon_Trotter about checking Sixpence None the Richer out - they're great.
    Also, your signature - it's 'you're' not 'your'. :(
     
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    Welcome.
     
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    Barenaked Ladies are good. I listen to other music besides metal. I think Cage The Elephant is amazing, not sure what they really are though. Thanks for the warm welcome. I'll check the band out for sure.
     
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    Hi Tony and welcome :)
     

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