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    The greatest introduction you ever read...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by nickwmi, Mar 2, 2011.

    Was probably awesome and I'm sure you have fond memories of it. Please, be kind, don't compare mine to that one.

    Howdy folks, my name is Nick Whitney and I, like most of you, am a writer. I have published lots of novels and won huge acclaim... in one story that I wrote. In real life, however, I haven't so much. Ah well, that's what this fine sight is for! Together we will collectively propel ourselves into the heavens and all become the voices of our respective generations. But, if we don't, then that will be really sad and we can use that new pain to write even better. Yay for win win's!

    Anywho, I like writing (obviously), reading, not arithmetic, history, philosophy, theology, science is nice, and of course I'm a big fan of gluing acorns to the cement in my driveway in a mosaic of Burt Reynolds high-fiving a younger Burt Reynolds.

    One of those was not true...

    Good luck with your writing!!! Can't wait to read your stuff!
     
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    From one new guy to another... GO AWAY!

    Wait, that didn't come out right.

    G O A W A Y !

    There, that's better!

    I am kidding, of course! Welcome aboard. Since you were inconsiderate enough to join before me, I guess that means I still have to bring the donuts to the next meeting, right?

    *sigh*

    Ah well, worse things have happened to better people.
     
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    Welcome to the forums! :D
     
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    Haha, welcome Nick. :p
     
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    Hi and welcome :)
     
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    Welcome to the forum! :)
     
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    Title wasn't obvious at all, haha ;)
    Welcome!
     
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    Welcome to the boards :)
     
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    Welcome Nick. Good to see a frsh sense of humor
     
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    Hello Nick, Welcome to the 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. 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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