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    Salutations Writingforums.org Members

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Caldenfor, May 23, 2011.

    First and foremost I do not see myself as a writer. I find that if I were to try to consider myself a writer it could be construed as an insult to the profession. I appreciate the work that others put forth when crafting their pieces and I feel bad for the written language when it becomes a butchered unreadable catastrophe, mainly online forums (outside of this one of course :cool:). Everyone, especially myself, has poor grammar at times and I accept that.

    I have been browsing the forums here for a few weeks now and I decided I should finally make a post to get involved.

    I have a few ideas for stories, but one stands out amongst others to be the one that I would want others to be able to experience. My personal goal is to try and find a way to depict the main story, along with it's side plots, in a fashion that would be enjoyable to the recipient. As I don't consider myself to be a writer, or even a storyteller, I have been toiling of how to best get the story across and I have come to the conclusion that it would probably be best to do by using a visual format.

    The story is one of science fiction in an altered reality. The diversion in history takes place most notably during WWII where the Nazi party loses power prior to June 1941 and Russia became the aggressors rather than Germany. History takes it's new course and the story commences in the 1990s in a Japan that has been disarmed and heavily pacified post-WWII. The story starts with a failed kidnapping of a boy being foiled by two siblings and their father.

    Who is this boy and why was he attacked?

    Bear witness to the story as it unfolds revealing the secrets of his saviors, the truth of his past, and the tragedy of his future.



    I was originally writing it to be a novel, but with my acceptance of the current truth and my appreciation for stories being told through a variety of media, I am developing it to be an animated series with episodes that fit into 30 minute time slots. I have certain beliefs in what should be maintained regarding the story, but I am not pigheaded and stubborn to the point of refusing criticism that could help the story evolve. It is aimed to be a mature rating, PG-13 at the very least, with a pace that is established by the story and the events within rather than an outside influence demanding X + Y = Z for each episode. There are mechs and medical advancements(sometimes procured through less than ethical means) that provide most of the sci-fi genre claim.


    That is my writing position in a nutshell I suppose. Thanks for taking the time to read this.
     
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    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

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    Welcome. :)
     
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    Hello Caldenfor, Welcome to the Creative Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Writing Workshop before you try to post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on should not be among the very first things you do here anyway. 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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    I think I read this somewhere before!

    Just messing. Thanks for the welcome everyone.
     
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    Welcome Calden. Nice intro, btw.
     
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    Ah thank you.
     
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    Hope you have fun here! :) It's a pretty awesome place to be.
     
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    Animated series idea scraped much to my dismay.

    Story lost in between here and there looking for it's place to be.
     

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