1. Will Flannigan

    Will Flannigan New Member

    Oct 1, 2011
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    And Here I Am...A Wannabe

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Will Flannigan, Oct 1, 2011.

    Greetings my fellow writers, readers and critics...

    "My name is Will Flannigan and I'm a writer", that's what I tell all of the ladies.

    Anyways, I'm writing from North East Ohio on a salesman's salary. It's truly vile really, being poor and hoping for nothing but a steady paycheck, food on the table and rum in my belly, but that's how we must suffer.

    I'm an editor for Buzzbin Magazine, an arts and entertainment magazine based in Akron, Ohio. I also do quite a bit of writing for the ole' mag and (oddly enough) I sell advertising as well.

    I'm graduating from Kent State University soon with a BA in English.

    I've been published in Buzzbin (of course) but my writing has also appeared in Luna Nega, Kent State's literary magazine and Jenny, Youngstown State University's literary magazine.

    I'm the "Generation Y" writer for Examiner.com.

    I'm a huge fan of technology. The internet is the most influential thing in my life right now. Social media. Blogs. News. It's all great.

    I love fantasy and children's books and comedy, I'd like to mix the genres some how. I've been mulling over several ideas for over a year now, but bringing them to fruition is difficult.

    The literary type I am not. I write with a sense of humor. Sometimes, I admit, my style becomes overbearing. That's one of the reasons I've joined this forum, I want to learn.

    Thank you for inviting me into your forum. I hope we can all learn something from each other!

    I'm excited to be here.

    Thank you so very much.

    Will Flannigan aka West Kraft.
  2. cruciFICTION

    cruciFICTION Contributor Contributor

    May 18, 2011
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    Hey bro. *Does reverse head nod.*
  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Hello Will, Welcome to the Creative Writing Forums.

    You tell the ladies that so they know you aren't rich? ;)

    Please read How to Use the Writing Workshop before you try to post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on should not be among the very first things you do here anyway. 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!
  4. SyntheticCFM

    SyntheticCFM New Member

    Oct 1, 2011
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    Hey Will, I am Clint. Nice to meet you. I like to write too. Mostly poetry and humor essays. Looking forward to reading your stuff, when you post it. Though if it isn't poetry then you are probably not going to hear a critique from me.

    Anyways, if you'd like a critique, let me know.

  5. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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    Milwaukee, WI
  6. Sarah G

    Sarah G New Member

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