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  1. Sekiko
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    New Member here. Hello!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sekiko, Jan 20, 2009.

    Hello there. I'm a new member.

    I used to be an avid writer. Still am, though a little less avid. Even though my stories were dubbed "entertaining", I still have a long way to go before I can write real literature. Sooo.... I am taking a class in creative writing at my local community college. I've even finished my first assignment, though I'm hesitant to post it or anything. I'm not sure if that would just burden everyone with my sorry lot!

    I like technology and shiny things. I swear I was robbed one time at Radioshack when the salesperson held up the G1. Then next thing I knew, I had suffered a Critical -9999 +3 modifier from his Super fist strike. As I lay on the floor, alas, he sadly took all my money. But I got the G1! :D

    Right now I'm trying to write a book about a fictional race of people set in another world, complete with another language. Don't think it's anything, however, like Tolkien's lord of the rings. Nothing of the sort, not even close. Perhaps I'll post some of the chapters on here. Anyways, it's not going to be a big novel published by the big companies, but rather an epic of "Tale of Genjii" proportions, and I'm going to publish it with Lulu and print myself a copy and that'll be the end of it. :D Maybe other's would want it. Maybe...>_>

    My favorite part of fiction is character development. I think that creating funny characters or lively characters, or even just plain old interesting characters are the most fun part of writing. However, I don't but into the whole rounded character bit. I feel round characters are good for Crime Dramas and psychological thrillers. Any other time, a character should be described in two words max, and should always be held to that standard. I find that characters like that, while certainly less round, are easier for readers to identify with, and of course, make for more a more cartoonish, entertaining read.

    I'm single, and looking, though I'll probably never find anyone. :( In fact, I doubt internet relationships work, so I probably shouldn't have mentioned that. Grr...I want cookies right now. Mmm. Cookies.

    And finally, I've grown up in the countryside, living on the outskirts of a major city. (Major? Well, depends on how you think of it, I guess... Some people call it Hicksville. >_>) But Most of my time is spent outdoors and petting my dogs.

    yep yep. So, Hi there. My name's Sekiko. Nice to met you! Did I mention I am learning german at my local community college? In german you say, Wie Geht Mir Wunderbar!

    Wie Geht Mir Wunderbar! :)
     
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    I;m interested on your take on static characters and looking forward to seeing some of your stuff

    welcome btw
     
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    Guten abend, Sekiko, 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 reviewing as a critical 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). 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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