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    New Arrival

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Aeschylus, Jun 20, 2009.

    Hello people of the world!

    I have been writing for several years now, though I have not finished any of my more serious work and therefore have not yet published. I am still in school, therefore do have not the time to work extensively on my writing; however, I have more free time now that it's summer. I hope to soon produce something I can feel comfortable publishing.

    Sorry if I sounded a bit stuffy there. I am still in school, but I really enjoy writing and have been recognized as being quite good (at least by the standards of the people whom have told me so). I'm an actor primarily, but I'm also involved with music, and play both the guitar and the clarinet. I also do rock climbing and fencing (swordfighting). My own writing is generally very dark and is based upon a fusion of horror, psychology, science fiction, future-world scenarios, and the supernatural.
     
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    Hello Aeschylus, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Posting your own work 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.

    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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    Welcome Aeschylus, I look forward to reading some of your works in good time. For now, enjoy giving people feedback and getting involved. :)

    Oh yeah! And if you're interested, take a look at my short story in the horror section of the review room. It's called "Sable" and I think it goes along with what you described to be your area of expertise.
     
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    Hi! Just wanted to say I love that George Orwell quote. Oh yeah, and welcome! :D
     
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    Thanks for the welcome. I had previously been unsure as to what such a massive online community would turn out to be like, but so far it seems very interesting.

    And you're certainly right, Kenzie. Virtually any Orwell quote you will ever come across is brilliant.
     

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