1. OmegaPhish

    OmegaPhish New Member

    Oct 17, 2010
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    St. Louis, MO


    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by OmegaPhish, Oct 17, 2010.

    Technically this is my second post because I was a tad beside myself when searching for answers to a question when I found this forum that I posted in a different thread just to ease my tensions. I get that way sometimes.

    I'm the OmegaPhish, or as one friend lovingly puts it, "The Phish to End All Phishes."

    I've been writing as long as I can remember. (I recently sorted through the big box of stories I've had laying around and found some from first grade. o.o *shudder*) Recently I let relationships, family, and everything keep me from what I love to do, and so I'm trying to get back into the swing of things. I've been working on the same story for almost ten years, and am finally getting ready to sit down and write it.

    I'm 24. I'm a geek. Sci-fi, fantasy, dark fantasy (before twilight and all these sissy vampire novels seem to have ruined it...), and poetry are my main things. I don't know if one of them in particular is my forte. If I had to choose, I'd probably say fantasy.

    I don't really dream of getting published. I just dream of finally finishing the story, of seeing it completed. Then I'll go to kinkos or something and print it out, throw it in a binder, and hand it to my friends and say, "Check this out!"


    I'm insanely excited I have found these forums, and I can't wait to get the ball rolling, FINALLY. :-D
  2. Des_Maca

    Des_Maca New Member

    Oct 14, 2010
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    We could always use more science fictions fans. Welcome to the site.
  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Phish, 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.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
  4. Eunoia

    Eunoia Contributor Contributor

    Mar 8, 2010
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    Welcome, and good luck with the story. :)
  5. Naiyn

    Naiyn New Member

    Sep 10, 2010
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    Welcome, Phish. I'd say the ball is rolling already :)

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