1. Monanniverse
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    Introducing Myself...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Monanniverse, Dec 10, 2010.

    Hello, I have been on this forum for a while now. I have been growing slightly annoyed at the fact that I could not post my story immediately so I basically posted some rubbish comment in other people' thread.

    Before I was on this forum, I wrote stories for the DeadFronti.er forum. I have had good comments lately on my story and it's semi-origianlity. When I first read the message that said I should have more constructive critisim. I felt really angry. But I thought to myself:
    "You know what? I am going to become a respected member of this community! Yeah! I will show them!"

    And so, that basically me. :)
     
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    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

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    Great to have you here. :)
     
  3. Monanniverse
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    Thanks.
     
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    And so, how shall you go about that? :D
     
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    Critiquing is important and will improve you as a writer, so it seems odd you were angry at the fact that you were asked to be more critical about other people's work..
    Anyway, welcome.
     
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    You seem selfish, very self absorbed. You're gonna need to work hard to earn my respect.
    Your attitude is:
    1) Rude
    2) Offensive
    3) Disruptive
    4) Self depreciative
    Maybe you need to grow up a bit.

    Good luck writing better critique.
     
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    i have to agree somewhat with reynard...

    but welcome to the site, anyway!

    love and attitude-healing hugs, maia
     
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    Hello Monanniverse, 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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