EAGLE New Member

    Aug 24, 2011
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    EAGLE is the name.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by EAGLE, Aug 24, 2011.

    Hello members of this fine community! I am EAGLE!

    I mainly write sci-fi, fantasy, military, and romance.

    I have been writing for 7 years now, and boy have I learned alot in those 7 years. I started off on Star Wars Fan Fiction of the Republic Commandos. ^.^
    When I first picked up writing I would write in just pure walls of text, never knew about a paragraph or about putting "" around people speaking. Things were pretty bad, however in those 7 years I have learned to write properly. The only thing that stuck will me is my terrible grammar.....

    I am currently 16 and the real reason why I joined this community is for one, it isn't a website! I hate websites, people are less about help and more about themselves. Here I know I can fit right in and help others, and get help from those same people. The other reason is because the gaming community I am in has a terrible creative writing section on our forum board so I can't post anything in it and expect to get good reviews on it.

    I hope to enjoy my stay here, make new friends, and maybe even bring a few of you Halo fans (if there are any) into my community!
  2. DBTate

    DBTate New Member

    Aug 10, 2011
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    Welcome EAGLE,

    You've come to the right place! There's plenty of people on here to help you with your writing, and one of the best ways to improve your writing is to read over the work of other aspiring novelists. You will be able to see the flaws in their work more so than your own (as we all tend to have a more forgiving eye with our own writing), and seeing the bad and, just as importantly, the good in other's work will help you recognise what needs changing in yours.

    Be sure to familiarise yourself with each section of the forum, as there are secret treasures hidden throughout that many fail to find. Even writing in the lounge can be benefitial--getting your fingers on the keyboard for any purpose always is--as you will get to know everyone and it will help you to slide right in with the rest of us!

    Most importantly, enjoy your stay. I'm sure you'll have a great time and discover some great tips, tricks and otherwise excellent advice.


  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Eagle, Welcome to the Creative Writing Forums.

    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. AveryWhite

    AveryWhite Active Member

    Jun 10, 2011
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    Haha dont wory i have the same problem! :p it'll come eventually. I can asure you this place will help if you really get involved, and reading reveiws about other peoples work really helps too, as DBTate sais it will help you see the changes and improvements you need to make with your own writing :)

    have fun :p
  5. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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    Milwaukee, WI
  6. Jayyy1014

    Jayyy1014 Jerrica Contributor

    Apr 9, 2011
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    Hello, welcome to the Writing Forums! :)

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