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    . . .Put down your remote control, throw out your TV Guide!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ShaddowCroc, Mar 18, 2009.

    Hi there. My name is Earl ShaddowCroc, and I'm an amateur professional freelance writer. I really like writing, and want to pursue it as a secondary job in the future. But for now it's a hobby. (Although I do do writing commissions for enough money. Which as usually pretty cheap.)

    Anyway, I like writing fiction, mostly. I dislike Reality, and don't see the real point of writing about true events.

    About myself, I like Video-Games, Internet memes, Drawing, Writing, LEGO crap, and being a funny, well-hated guy. I also worship "Weird Al" Yankovic as a God of some kind. I've even devoted a scam religion called "Yankovism" to him. Oh, did I mention I'm partially insane? I don't think I did, but I'm too lazy to check.
     
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    Hello Earl, 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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    Hi and welcome! :)

    Aren't the terms "amateur" and "professional" mutually exclusive? :confused:
    Just wondered. ;)

    Look forward to seeing you around the boards.
     
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    Interesting title, Earl, lol...anyways, welcome to WF(.org)..hope to see you around..
     
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    Glad to see that I'm not the only insane-newbie on the Boards now. :D

    Welcome and hello!
     
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