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    Obligatory "I'm New So Please Love Me!" Thread

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Alex W, Jul 4, 2011.

    Well hello there!

    Alex W here, as you may have noticed. These threads must be tiresome to read with all the new members you must come acros so i'll keep it short.

    20 year old Sports Journalist, trying to make it big and run his own company from August. I write because I enjoy it and to be frank, my own writing amuses me sometimes. I often write drunk, or atleast I write poetry and short stories drunk, which usually turn out pretty well. I have a fair few bits online already, the best of which have been heard over in the States on a small time radio. Here is the link if you're vaguely interested: http://www.writerscafe.org/Bonkers4DCFC

    I've been a moderator and heavy poster on a Derby County forum and enjoyed it, so thought i'd join a writing forum now that i'm carrying on with my book.

    I don't seem very comedic here, and I don't tend to in descriptions of myself! I hate doing it, i'd rather people just get to know me, but situation demands it :rolleyes:

    So that's that! Look forward to posting in the future.
     
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    Welcome to WF, Alex W :D
     
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    Hello Alex, 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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    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

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    Welcome, Alex. :)
     
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    Much obliged ladies and gentlemen, hopefully i'll get to know many of you through the coming months :)
     
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    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

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    Hope you like it here, Alex. :) It's a great place here.
     
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    If it's as good as the last forum I was on, i'll like it :)

    Even managed to carve myself a cult figure status among some people, here's hoping for a repeat eh! Haha :)
     
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    :D I've been here two years and I absolutely adore this place. Family-like and so many amazing people. :)
     
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    Sounds good! :) I doubt i'll be here that long, just while I write my book, but aslong as I can have a joke with people and get the odd bit of help when I need it, then it's all good :cool:
     
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    Hey Alex. I'm new, too. See ya 'round the forums.
     

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