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    Now Entering: Schnagoozle

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Schnagoozle, Nov 28, 2010.

    Hello people of the forum! I am Schnagoozle! (shh-nuh-goo-zle)

    I'd like to one day become a talented writer, because I'm either terrible or average at everything else. :D

    I've always been writing little poems here and there, especially during middle school, but I've just recently become more serious in my writing. I've written several short stories as well as continued writing poetry, and I've had a few novel ideas. My main problem is actually making them good. I'd like to think I have some creative ideas, and I try to make something interesting from them. Unfortunately, I'm normally bored of a piece by the time I get to the end (being the stereotypical teenager with the attention span of a rodent does that to a person) so I don't bother to review it, and it ends up being crap compared to what it could have been. So I'm hoping that browsing through the forum will give me inspiration to actually try and write something tasteful, rather than start typing and hope something good happens..
    (Also, there were probably a bunch of grammar errors in that paragraph alone. My grammars is fail. :p)

    Now that I'm done rambling about myself, I'll be around!!
     
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    Welcome Shh-nuh-goo-zle. :)
     
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    Your avatar :love:

    Welcome!!! :D
     
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    ^^ I :love: it too :D

    Thanks to you both!!
     
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    ^Who doesn't? Welcome Schnagoozle :D Have fun here! I LOVE the Beatles too :love:
     
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    Hi Schnooge! (Nickname?) :)

    Welcome to the Forums! It's really fun and really addicting! Even more so than Facebook! What do you like writing about? I'm a horror/dystopia person myself but I like anything as long as there's a quick-moving plot and good characters.
     
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    @tayleea - I do too! And thanks for the welcome. ^^

    @Mallory - xD Love it. Thank ya, Mal. (nickname?)

    I really love writing dark and/or creepy stories as well, although I haven't done them so much recently. Currently, I've been experimenting with different genres, but I've found more serious styles to be easier for me. But I'm excited to read your stuff now.
     
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    Hello Shnagoozle, 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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