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    The room is alive with the sound of type type type type

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kadako, Sep 10, 2011.

    Hello everyone, I am words on a screen.

    At one time I had been writing prolifically on myspace and eventually grew out of any desire to ever log onto myspace again. My girlfriend, who I had met after giving up on myspace, happened upon my old page and read my short stories. Now she's challenging me to write more as an alternative to what my idle hands might be doing while she's away.

    My biggest project is a just for kicks attempt to novelize an old cyberpunk find the object adventure game called "Dreamweb". I'll be gathering up fake courage now and then and will likely manage a chapter every month. My main goal is to emphasize the mental state of the main character and possibly earn him some sympathy while he's trying to cope with the voices in his head, all the carnage and ultra violence is pretty much there to keep you awake. I have an extremely short attention span, so if I'm writing something that bores me it doesn't end up in the final copy.

    Wish me luck.
     
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    Good luck! ;)
     
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    Ultraviolence, sounds pleasant.

    Good luck and welcome to the WritingForums!
     
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    Welcome!! I'm in the revision stage, so my den is alive with the sounds of *scribble scribble scribble* (I'm literally using a red pen on my printed copy). I LOVE the title of this thread though!! :)
     
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    Hello Kadako, 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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    Whew, alright then. I've thrown together a quick draft on my blog. I promise I'll be good and share opinions on the work of others, and I realize full well that completing the entire story on this site is mostly for opinions on the technique and not for publishing. I realize that I tend to over saturate the setting with detail, I feel like I held back this time but hopefully I can get some constructive feedback and will eventually fit into this world.
     
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    Welcome to the Writing Forums.
     
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