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    New guy from Michigan

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by thomlpatterson, Nov 9, 2010.

    Hello fellow board users. Today was randomly browsing the internet for writing tips because I decided to finally pursue writing a small book.

    For a few years I have been saying how exciting it would be to have something published. Never have I pursued doing it though.

    Last couple weeks my gf and I decided to get back into playing paper and dice games. I dug up my old Palladium Games Heroes Unlimited, and Rifts while she dug out her old D&D 2nd edition books.

    She really didn't want to play my games because she ONLY likes D&D 2nd Edition. So me wanting to do my games I decided to play her games but use the Palladium books to roll up some characters to write a book about.

    If things go as planned I should have a few characters this weekend to write around. So far I have one alien humanoid character from a Twilight world. That is as much as I have thought out so far.
     
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    Welcome. :)
     
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    Hello Thom, 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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    Hi Thom and welcome to the forums.
    In the mid 50s I used to have a pen pal from Michigan. Mary Wetterstroem, West Mile Road, Detroit. I don't suppose You know her? No. Detroit is a big place. Oh! well never mind, it was worth a shot.
    Hi to you too Reggie. You've managed to get entangled in someone's thread. Don't worry it will be sorted out.
     
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    Actually... no I don't. I live about 35 miles west of Detroit. I am closer to Ann Arbor actually. The University of Michigan is located there.

    Thank you to everyone else for such a warm welcome.

    Hi to you too Reggie. Congrats on being a published writer.

    Hopefully I can learn a lot on these boards. I think I will. Something I have noticed about my writing is that it is very repetitive. It's something I need to work on.
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum. I hope you enjoy your time here with all of us!

    :)
     
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    Hello to you from Wisconsin! :D
     

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