1. catavenger

    catavenger New Member

    Feb 10, 2010
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    Ahoy CatAvenger Here

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by catavenger, Feb 10, 2010.

    Hello I just joined. I have for many many years been writing short fantasy stories about my cats. In my stories the cats are pirates and have a magic sailing ship named the CatAvenger (yes although odd that is how it is spelled.) The current captain is my cat Toronto.
    Besides my other cats various stuffed toy animals are magically brought to life to be crew members. I also have a recurring charactor called "the sardine" and one called "Auto (Otto) de fey." In the stories I am "Shel" the cat's humble servant.
    I usually get us into a jam and the cat's save the day.
    The stories are up on my website. To make any sense at all the stories need to be read in the order they are written. Some of them may not make much sense since they are kind of inside jokes between me and my cat chat friends. Besides doing the writing I also do the art work and the HTML code and website building.
    Some of the stories are based on my life, unfortunately death is the last part of life and besides cats dying my brother and mother have also died.
    I realize that the moderators here don't like alot of external links but now that I have explained what my website is about I will put a link to it - http://www.catavenger.net it is a non commercial site and has no pop-ups.
  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello CatAvenger, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    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!
  3. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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    Milwaukee, WI
    Welcome! :D

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