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    My Awkward Introduction

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Rascal, Jun 4, 2011.

    Hi all,

    I was looking for a forum for writers, and this was the first site that popped up in the google search. Since I don't know anyone, I figured I should introduce myself.

    I have been writing ever since I was a small lad, which admittedly was not terribly long ago. I enjoy writing short stories, and have written one novel, and one play. My English teachers liked my creativity, so I figured I should continue.

    I live in Arizona, which is probably the closest place to hell on this earth. I enjoy life, and try to take advantage of every minute.

    I look foreword to meeting you, and being part of this community. Send me a private message, or reply here.

    Thanks.
     
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    Why thank you.
     
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    You're quite welcome! :D Hope you like it here -- I've been here since '09 and found it's an amazing place to be. :)
     
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    Welcome to the forums!
     
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    Hello Rascal, 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!
     
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    Welcome Rascal. I almost skipped your intro for the title, but realized that it was tongue-in-cheek ;)
     
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    09? Hopefully I can enjoy these forums as much as you.

    Thank you!

    Thanks you!

    Well, I had to figure out something creative for the title. Thank you!

    Thank you! I feel so good that you would put so much time into writing such an individualized introduction. :p
     
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    Unlike the poster above me, way above me lol, I read your title and the intro :)

    Welcome to the thread! :)
     
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    Well, I'm glad you took the time to do that. Thanks!

    (But did you mean "Welcome to the forum"?)
     
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    *Slaps hand to my forehead*

    Omg, yes! lol

    Again, welcome to the forum :)

    *Runs off in embarrassment*

    Edit: If not for your introduction, my welcome should be awkward.

    Don't you think? lol
     

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