1. manfredjed
    Offline

    manfredjed New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2011
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Texas

    Introducing the Manfredjed

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by manfredjed, Jun 16, 2011.

    Hi,

    Though my moniker is Manfredjed (a shortened version of the CIA Agent's name in the movie "A Fish Called Wanda"), I also go by Terry.

    I am here now because:
    I want to read what other people are writing. I want to see how other people solve some of the problems I have seen in my own writing. How to blend description and plot. How to show. Acceptable grammatical violations. Dealing with dragging storylines and weak endings.
    And when I see exceptional, or an exception, I will inexorably write my mind. I hope I am seen as offering suggestions over advice.

    I realize that if I get to give, then I should also receive, and I will be offering my own writing for needed constructive criticism.

    I am writing a novel. I have been at it for 2 years and have a lot left.
    As I review the several genres offered, I am not exactly sure which genre is right for me.

    My book is a love story, though it cannot be called a true Romance novel because it does not follow the formula (love is found, love is lost, love finds itself again).

    Are the guidelines such that I would fall into the fiction – romance forum? Or is there someplace better?

    Other things about me is that I am proud of my northern hemispherian heritage, which currently consists of Texas. My education and most of my work experience has been in manufacturing engineering. This somehow qualified me for my current job as a banker.

    My education began the day I graduated. I hope my time in this forum proves me right. If I'm lucky, maybe someone will pick something up from me.

    Much regards,

    Manfredjed
     
  2. Cogito
    Offline

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    35,935
    Likes Received:
    2,043
    Location:
    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Terry, 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!
     
  3. Lacie Locket
    Offline

    Lacie Locket New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2011
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ireland
    Hello and welcome! I'm also new and looking forward to what this forum offers.
     
  4. Trish
    Offline

    Trish I've been deleted.. again Contributor

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2011
    Messages:
    1,986
    Likes Received:
    224
    Location:
    New York
    Welcome, Terry :D
     
  5. Gigi_GNR
    Offline

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2009
    Messages:
    12,143
    Likes Received:
    250
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    Welcome.
     
  6. Eunoia
    Offline

    Eunoia Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2010
    Messages:
    4,395
    Likes Received:
    80
    Location:
    England
    Welcome. :)
     
  7. Mallory
    Offline

    Mallory Mallegory. Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2010
    Messages:
    4,274
    Likes Received:
    191
    Location:
    Tampa Bay
    Welcome
     

Share This Page