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    The Story Of My Username Will Only Interest Poker Players.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 2HF, May 19, 2010.

    But if you really wanna know just ask. (I hope I won't get murdered for using "words" like "wanna")

    My name is Juan. I am not a writer. You probably get that a lot. I consider myself an idea man. Over the years I have jotted down ideas for stories. I very rarely get up the courage to write. I fear I will ruin the idea. I have asked others who actually did consider themselves writers to some degree if they would write my stories for me. It never worked.

    I have decided to take a stab with a few of my stories. I need an audience. I hope to find one here. I also hope to be an audience member for those of you looking for the same thing.

    I am new. I bow to the experience of all of you. If I break any rules, written or otherwise, please let me know. I am here to learn.

    I am open to questions. Not because I believe I am interesting but because I hope some of you will be kind enough to take an interest in an uninteresting young man who may have something in common with you. Also I believe questions and answers are the best way to get to know anyone.
     
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    Hola Juan, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Review Room 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 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 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 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). 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 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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    Well, your introduction was very well written in my opinion, so you may be a better writer than you know. And I am not a poker player, so I will not even ask.
     
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    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

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    Welcome.
     

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