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    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Aristocrazy, Jan 18, 2009.

    hey all, I'm twenty and I've been polishing a premise that has evolved into a 5 book + 1 prologue book comic novel series on the side for roughly 3 years now. I've just started to really get it out and share it/ discuss it with a couple people, including a very good writer in his own credit, within the last year and so far the reviews and input have been really good and morale boosting... However I've really started to make school a much bigger commitment so my time for discussions has made discussion sessions very infrequent: I can rarely bring myself to stay on till 2-3am in hopes to chat with the writer anymore.

    So I'm signed on here, I guess I'll start posting polished scripts when I get there however I'm more interested in studying some other peoples stuff and making some msn contacts to add to my chat list to discuss and polish problems whenever I find some free time.

    I would also like to find a heavily realistic illustrator sometime in the future... as my drawing skills are developing too slowly and resorting to the simpler manga style I can kinda pull off is unappetizing personally
     
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    Hello Aristocrazy, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Just in case you were planning to, we frown on trying to recruit members to help in outside projects. If you form a relationship with someone that leads to that, fine. But any form of active recruitment is forbidden. As for illustrators, a publisher will take care of finding one - you don't need to do that yourself.

    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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    sounds good, I tried to be a bot once but people quickly found out I have no "get out of debt" or "get rich quick schemes" D:

    bu-bu-but im a control freak...!
     

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