1. Renzo

    Renzo New Member

    May 2, 2010
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    Clean up on aisle three...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Renzo, May 2, 2010.

    ... Because a lazy stain named Renzo just sat down there.

    Anywho, Hi - I always struggle with intros, so I'll keep to the point and not tangent as I so easily am wont to do.

    I write short, one-sht snippest mostly. This is because I have a talent for good descriptive scene work, but not so much for transitionary stuff - as such, snippets from stories rather than full ones are my general forte.

    I enjoy writing, reading, drawing, video games and musci of most kinds, excluding certain artists rather than the genre they belong to. I like to think I have a good sense of humour, but that's mostly me bigging myself up because no one else talks to me. I kid, I kid - but yeah, relatively boring, average and other such usual stuff.

    I hope I don't upset anybody! *hopes that future posts won't turn this into sarcasm*
  2. Halcyon

    Halcyon Contributor Contributor

    Apr 19, 2010
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    Hi Renzo.


    I think you have the potential to be an asset around here. A sense of humour is a must. Hope you enjoy what the forum has to offer, and maybe we'll get to read some of your work in the near future.
  3. Evil Flamingo

    Evil Flamingo Contributor Contributor

    Nov 7, 2009
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    San Diego, CA
    If you aren't good at transitory stuff, than post it on here. This is a critiquing site, not a place to show off. It'll look rough in the beginning, of course, but you'll improve drastically over time.

    Oh yeah, and I forgot to say welcome. =]

    Se ya around the site hopefully.

    E. F. Mingo
  4. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Renzo, 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 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!
  5. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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    Milwaukee, WI

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