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    What's Shakin' Bacon?

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Leliana, Sep 18, 2010.

    Hello all! I'm Leliana, and anyone who can say where my name comes from gets a virtual cookie. I've been writing for four years (since I was twelve), and I'm planning on being in NaNoWriMo this year and finish my first manuscript! >D But I obviously have a ways to go before I'm ready to write out my story, and that's why I'm here. Plot halp. I would also like to make myself able to create a main character that isn't a sarcastic idiot.

    I'm a fantasy writer, and am literally incapable of writing anything else. My favorite movie is How to Train Your Dragon. My favorite TV Show is BCC's Merlin (Colin Morgan and Bradley James... and Katie McGrath.... Mmm, Katie McGrath), my favorite book series is Harry Potter, but I'm also very fond of anything by T.A. Baron.

    I hope I can learn a lot here, and meet some new people!

    (I wonder what would have happened if I wrote all this in chatspeak. If I managed it without bludgeoning myself to death, I mean)
     
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    Hello Leliana, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Had you written it all in netspeak, you'd have been beaten to death with a large dictionary.

    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 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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    Welcome to the forums, Leliana. I'm Xylie and I've give you a virtual cookie if you can pronounce it correctly (not that hard, but hey--it's worth a shot when virtual cookies are involved).. =)

    I hope you actually get cozy and stay here a while. Besides, I think you'll earn yourself some more respect that way other than just waltzing in whenever you need help and then exitting once again until you need some more assisstance... basing that off of the little psychology I know. It's like the literature's own form of the booty call if you know what I mean. And as far as I'm concerned, that's not much appreciated.

    Ugh, I don't even know why I'm trying to make coherent sentences at 2:00 in the morning...
     
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    Welcome. :)
    'How To Train Your Dragon' was goood. And I like Merlin too, so glad the new series has started. :D
     
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    How To Train Your Dragon was one of the best movies I saw all year. :p Apart from Toy Story 3, of course.

    Welcome to the forum. :)
     
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