1. Danno

    Danno New Member

    Dec 16, 2009
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    Brand new Danno

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Danno, Dec 16, 2009.

    Yes, I am new here, too. I found the site quite by accident and wanted to join to get some feedback on a current problem of mine in the area of prescriptivist grammar, on the topic of subject-verb agreement as seen by the two adversarial positions of the notionalists and the formalists. I have posted an extensive question with background and examples with my post of "Ruxpin's Eyes" in the reviewing forum for nonfiction. I would appreciate any guidance the more knowledgeable members here might have toward finding sources that detail the problem I have outlined.

    Oh, I guess the purpose of this particular board is to introduce myself, so:

    I am working on the project of my lifetime, which is the life story of my g-g-grandfather. He went to the California Gold Rush, among other adventures, so his memoir is a previously unpublished primary source Gold Rush account, and therefore has some significant historical value. It is nearing completion, and would be finished if I had encountered more reliable help in the paid researcher field.

    I have been writing and/or editing for decades, and have plans to convert the Gold Rush story into a novel when the nonfiction piece is finished.

    Thanks for whatever help you folks can offer for my previously stated dilemma, and I hope to read and post more here.
  2. Wreybies

    Wreybies The Ops Pops Operations Manager Staff Supporter Contributor

    May 1, 2008
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    Welcome to the forum, Danno. :)

    Please have a look through the Forum Rules, and the FAQ as a start. Then take a leisurely stroll through the different areas of the forum to get your bearings. Once you have a good idea where everything is, come and say hello in the Lounge or have a look at the items already up for review in the Review section.

    Please remember that as a full participation workshop, you are required to give two (2) constructive reviews of posted items prior to posting your own work. Remember that two is only a minimum. Feel free to give as many reviews as you please. The more you give, the more you get.

    We are also a Flame-Free Location and we do not host Pie Fights either.

    Have fun! :D
  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Hello Danno, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Posting your own writing for comment 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!
  4. Jewels In Autumn

    Jewels In Autumn New Member

    Apr 22, 2008
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    Great Lakes

    Hello There.....
  5. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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