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  1. Caliope

    Caliope Member

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    Another hello

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Caliope, Jun 25, 2015.

    Greetings!

    I am relatively new to writing. I've had one college short story writing class in which I learned a ton. I did well and was emplored to finish my "book" that I wasn't planning on writing. After letting the one chapter I wrote sit for a long while, I find it's something I often think about actually finishing and find myself here to glean what I can from what is, obviously, a great resource; this forum and it's members.

    I am enjoying reading here, I like Sci-fi and Fantasy and the occasional Romance.

    I always introduce myself late because I don't want to lose the page for my initial comments that prompted me to join. So, I apologise for introducing myself after two critiques.

    Critiques are something I am probably not good at yet but I try to give constructive input in every one so take them for whatever they are worth to you. I am trying to do them according to this forums outline, also something I am not yet good at. Feel free to critique my critiques.

    I think I would really enjoy being an editor but, alas, I don't have the right experience or education.

    I am very glad to be here and look forward to getting to know everyone.
     
  2. Wreybies

    Wreybies The Ops Pops Operations Manager Staff Contest Administrator Supporter Contributor

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    Hold up. :wtf: Wait a minute. :bigconfused: Did you just apologize for giving critiques?? :ohno::-D

    Never apologize for giving critiques! :bigwink: Critiquing is what the whoooole shebang is about. :agreed:

    Welcome to the forum! Check out the New Member Quick Start to get some good info on how we do things 'round these parts, then.... give more critiques!!! :supercool:

    Wrey
     
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  3. Caliope

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    lol, I take it back! I take it back!

    I'm reading the forum "stuff" now. :supersmile:

    Then I shall resume ...and maybe post an except from my chapter. (I named myself after one of it's characters.)
     
  4. EmptySoul

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    Hi and welcome. We can always use another person who enjoys giving critiques.
     
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  5. Caliope

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    Thank you! I'd say it's more that I value them than like giving them. :) I'm glad if I can help.
     
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    As you give more of them, you get better at giving them. This, in turn, allows you to catch a lot of your own errors.
     
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    Yes indeed! There are some excellent writers here. I'm finding it a learning experience in critical thinking trying to find something constructive to say on several of them.
     
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    Which means your journey towards being an elite critique giver has begun. Congrats!
     
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    Thanks! :D
     

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