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    So...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Thomas Gatehouse, Jul 15, 2013.

    ....Hi?

    This is always the most awkward thing about joining a new forum; some people come along armed with an attempt at a witty (sometimes overly extravagant) greeting whilst others simply like to make their peace and leave. Preferably, I'd like to be one of the latter although I'm acting more like the former the more I type... I really don't mean to.

    That's just me all over, I always have a certain intention to be, act or do something in a certain way and then, BOOM, I've suddenly grown 3 horns and prancing around a rose garden like a deranged giselle.

    Novels are currently my thing and I've never really touched on short stories so I can't make any comment there. Although, when I was younger I did dabble in a bit of (wait for it *cringe*) Fan-Fiction. Now I know to some of you more die hard writers may instantly dismiss me for being a "fanny" but I promise I've got plenty to offer.

    Aaaaaaaanywaaaay, I'm rambling - again - so I'll finish off with a quick thanks for reading and if you made it this far then please somewhere in your reply - fingers crossed you have one - include the word "Phalanx"?

    Danke!
    Ciao for now!
     
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    There's a zombie beside me sucking a phalanx bone clean so I'll make this quick - Welcome!
     
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    Danke!

    I'm assuming that you're a Sci-Fi lover rather than a History nerd then, given the context?
     
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    A clever device; issue an challenge in your introductory post. I'll have to remember that.

    I'd like to say more but time marches on like a phalanx, crushing my best intentions underfoot until nothing but dust remains.

    Two replies and counting...

    "You're a better man than I am, Gung-Din."
     
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    I'm just plain weird - no genre can hold me! lol
     
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    You must! It's interesting to see who actually reads your message and who gives the factory line "Hello and welcome".

    ps. Nice simile ;)

    Tut-tut, forgetting how to spell plain... Meh, it could be worse at least you didn't write the entire of your A Level English coursework using 'plane' in place of 'plain'...
     
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    Hello xxxx, 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 Writing Prompts, 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 site 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!

    And now my phalanges ache from typing with my fingers crossed. But kudos if you read to the end. ;)
     

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