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    In The Beginning...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JAU44, Apr 4, 2010.

    ...God created Josch (pronounced Yosh) or you can call me TheAUKid, and that's AU, UK and Kid all rolled into one and pronounced 'The A-U-K Kid'! I know, I have to be complicated.

    I really don't do this kind of thing a lot, I don't even go on Facebook (unless I have to). I know, shock horror!

    I've been looking for a writing chat room or forum for a week or two now and honestly, I got sick looking so I clicked on the first one I saw which so happened to be this one. BUT hey, it's a cool looking place!

    I'm not much of a writer, actually, I’m probably a pretty bad writer. I know a bunch of you will want to say, 'Oh, anybody can write... practice, practice, practice!' Really, I thought I could write when I was younger but as I've grown older I've realised, my creativity can't be expressed in words, not well anyway. And I know, you're all going to say, 'So what are you doing here, then?' Well, I’ll be honest... I'm not looking to improve and I don't think I ever will, though it would be good if I could learn something. Now I said my creativity can't be expressed in writing, however I know for a fact that it can be expressed visually and in the form of a story. (I saw script writing on the main page...) So hopefully you can help me and if I ever can, I'll help you.

    So anyway, I'm primarily looking for advice, though new friends, discussion and whatever else would be pretty cool.

    I've made a small profile, it's nothing special. If you want to get to know me better keep reading my posts or get in touch. I'm happy to talk whenever, wherever to whoever. Oh yeah, and I hope my profile picture's okay. If you want me to change it, I can – let me know!
     
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    Hello Josch, 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 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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    Hey AUKid!
    Welcome to the forum :)
    That's a clever name, i live in Melbourne too!
     
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    OMG, you live in Melbourne also? That's awesome. LOL I've only been living here a year. I've always lived in small places so I never expect anyone to say, 'I live there too.'
     
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    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

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    Glad to have you! :)
     

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