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    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Nalix, Jul 6, 2010.

    Greetings to all. I suppose I should introduce myself in some way, though I hardly know what would be appropriate to say. I'll start with what presumably unites us. I've written a couple of novels and roughly a dozen short stories, all in the same universe unlike any other. I'm interested in having my work seen and enjoyed, particularly the short stories, and pretty much writing forever.

    In particular I am interested in seeing what people think of my work and am more than willing to share my opinions on yours. This site is vast, so if for some strange reason my opinion has found value in your eyes, ask and I will give it. Otherwise I'll swim around and try to make myself useful.

    Of note - I recently come from ForumWar, which is in the later stages of decay. A good place, may its soul find fulfillment in undeath.

    I am interested in a wide variety of genres, though sci-fi is my specialty. I am somewhat interested in how to write a romance since that is something I have never done and know the least about, compared to my other interests.
     
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    Hello Nalix, 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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    Welcome Nalix.

    Ahh....romance. You probably know more than you think. Sometimes I wonder how much any of us truly know about it.

    Looking forward to seeing you around the site.

    ~Bree
     
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    Hello Nalix and welcome =)
     
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    Thanks for the tip, Cogito. I don't really know what I want, as far as publishing goes. I have two novels more or less ready to publish but don't feel any rush to get them out there. I have more in my head than will ever be written. It's far more important to me that people read my work than I gain money from it.

    My hopes for now are that if I can get an online following with good stories then that may generate interest in my novels, which I do not plan to put online. Perhaps I'll ask for more advice on those lines in the publishing section here. Thanks for the welcome everyone. I look forward to seeing your work.
     
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    Welcome to the boars, good luck with your novel.

    - Andy
     
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