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    Wish it was in my genes too!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Aszyllin, Oct 2, 2010.

    Hi there!
    My mom is a well published writer and I will say right now that I really hope those genes were passed on to me!
    You can call me Aszyllin (Pronounced Azz-Lynn, I know, its weird!), and I have continually dreamed of writing a fantasy novel. I seem to have read and exhausted all the good fantasy series (unless someone can advise another good author, in which I would be extremely happy!). Therefore my goal is to write another one, which hopefully will amuse someone other than myself.
    In hopes of good writing, I cling to what my mom always says. "Practically anyone can write... and lots of people would be better than myself! It's just that most of those people only dream and never pick up a pen!"
    So in that hope, I bid you all HELLO and hope to see hear from you soon!
    Aszy!
     
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    Hello and welcome
     
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    Hi there! :D Picking up a pen is the hardest part - once you're there, things are a lot easier. :)
     
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    Welcome Aszyllin. :)
     
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    Hello Aszyllin, 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 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.

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    greetings and welcome to the site!

    who's your mom?

    love and hugs, maia
     
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    Welcome, Aszy. If you do use a pen, I can only hope that your penmanship is better than mine.
     
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    Thanks all

    Thanks for the greetings all :)
    Excited to be here! As for my mom, I will keep that in the dark since then I don't have to fill her shoes. haha :) Although she is well published she isn't especially well known to our general age group as she writes children and young adult books :)
    Aszy
     
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    all the more reason i'd love to know, since i mentor many children's book writers and am writing a series of them myself right now, for green sugar press... can you 'out' her in a pm, or an even more private email?

    fingers-crossed hugs, maia
    maia3maia@hotmail.com
     
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    Welcome! It must be great having someone close to you who can probably give you some great feedback and crits!
     

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