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    Please allow me to introduce myself

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Fang990, Apr 10, 2011.

    As I assume that's what this section is for ;]

    I'm 19, and I like telling stories. I say this because I tell them in many different forms, be it through my music, or poems, or the two books I have started and the many...many...many ideas I have down on my handy dany little flash drive. I'm not the best with grammar...or spelling...and my typing is pretty bad too. I have to go over my writings a lot to weed out all the typos, and then my more literary friends go over it and show me how bad I did.

    I mainly wanted to come here to improve, I know I have good story idea's but I often have trouble fleshing them out. The small amount of friends that have helped me with my writing before are now just to busy to do it.

    I am also looking to get published eventually, if I can make a living off of doing the creative things I love, well I'm sure most everyone here would be happy with that.

    So there we go, a little about myself and what I'm about....And I'm deffinatly looking forward to seeing just how much of a wetstone this site can be for me.
     
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    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

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    Hello Fang, Welcome to the Creative Writing Forums.

    Just so you know, the word is whetstone. To whet is to sharpen.

    Please read How to Use the Writing Workshop 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 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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    Hello, And welcome to the Writing Forums :)
     
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    Thanks for the correction Cogito, proved what I said very well haha
     
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    Hi, and welcome. :)
     
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    If i had been thinking about it, my first line would have been "I'm a man of weath and taste" lol. I would have to think of something clever after the fact.
     
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    Your introduction was fine. :p
     
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    But I had the little sarcastic winky face and everything, would have been great. Well maybe not great, but it could have earned a smile or something. Thank you though :)
     
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    Haha, could always edit it if you're that desperate. :p
     
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    Hi and welcome to the forum:)
     

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