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    Rawr ;)

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TheTranskinator, Mar 27, 2011.

    Hey everyone, my name is obviously TheTranskinator. I also go by transky. My real name is Matt... but most people just call me awesome. Anyways I found this site because I was looking for ways to open stories I'm trying to write... and I was hoping it would help? I'm not really new to forums, but I'm not the most experienced. I enjoy basketball, sports, reading, writing, t.v., hanging out with friends, typical stuff everyone likes yadayadayada.

    On as side note, I always hate these introduction threads, even though I feel compelled to post in them. I just think to myself, "Hey, they're gonna meet me anyways..." But thats just my random thought...

    Being a writing forum and all, I'll say my favorite books are Ender's Game and its sequel Speaker for the Dead. Anyone else read them?

    And one last comment... GO BUTLER BULLDOGS!!!
     
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    Hi, and welcome. :)
     
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    Woohoo! You Eunoia, have just ensured I will always remember you :p It's what happens when you greet me first. Thanks for the welcome.
     
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    Haha, I feel honoured.
     
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    Welcome!! :) Do I get remembered too for being second?
     
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    Hello Transky, Welcome to the Creative Writing Forums.

    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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    Thanks everyone and possibly Mallory :p I'm terrible with names, so I'll probably just see your avatar and be all like "hey, you greeted me. you're cool"

    So yeah... thanks!
     
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    Hi and welcome Matt. WF has helped me a lot in my writing. I'm sure it will help you.
     
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    Hi and welcome to the forum:)
     
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    Rawr 2.0

    Hey everyone. After a very, very brief appearance here that was quickly followed by my world famous disappearing act, I am back. Not that any of you remember me or anything. I know I wouldn't. But whatever. I'm here to hopefully stay and such... And I don't have much else to say here... Anything else you want to know about me is listed somewhere up there in this very thread. Just consider this post right here my reintroduction or something like that. I'll just stop now because I'm rambling on, I'm tired, and I'm confusing myself and everyone who actually reads this. So yeah. Hi again :D
     
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    Well, I don't think we ever met in the first place, but welcome back!
     

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