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    Yet another newbie....

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LiquidPains, Apr 7, 2011.

    Hey there! LiquidPains here, but please, call me Lola. (My username is a play on my nom de plume, which just happens to be Lola Waters. Aren't I clever?) My real name is Lauren. I'm nineteen, female, pansexual, and from New Jersey, USA.

    Creative writing is my passion. Writing has helped me get through a lot of rough times in my life, and for that, I feel I owe it quite a bit of thanks. I first met my muse, Charlotte, in the sixth grade, and ever since, we've been the best of friends. Of course, things get chaotic between her and I at times, as I'm sure it does with most muses, but she's always there for me at the end of the day... unless she isn't. Currently, she's on one of her extended vacations, but I'm trying to coax her back into my life. Hopefully this community can help me convince her to give me another shot.

    In addition to writing, I'm into photography, digital music production, playing the bass/sax/guitar/singing, horseback riding, video games, roleplaying, and piercings/tattoos. (For anyone who was curious, I have ten piercings and five tattoos. I'm done with getting impaled by needles, but I'm definitely going to get more ink in the future.) I'd say I'm a pretty chill individual. I'm always in the mood to talk, so if you'd like to chat with me, hit me up using the screennames I've provided in my profile.

    Three random facts about me:
    - My avatar is a cropped version of a photo I took of beads in a shot glass.
    - I used to be into dyeing my hair a variety of colors—my favorite color dye to use was pink—but I'm trying to stop doing that because it fries my hair. I do miss it, though.
    - My three musical guilty pleasures are Fall Out Boy, Jonas Brothers, and Usher.

    I am now going to bring this post to a close. Hope to see you all around!
     
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    Welcome to the forum! :)
     
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    Hi and welcome to the forum:)
     
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    Hello Lola, Welcome to the Creative 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. 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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    Hey, and welcome. :)
     
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    Hello, And I have to say... Good choice on instruments!! I used to play Guitar but I let that talent slip away long ago.. I also play alto saxophone and love singing! So yeah.. good choice! :) But anyways, welcome to the forum!
     
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    Welcome to the most helpful site I have ever been on (Well for writing, not as helpful if you wanna say buy a car or something :p )
     

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