1. WiredAffection

    WiredAffection New Member

    Feb 5, 2010
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    Erm, I'm new?

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by WiredAffection, Feb 5, 2010.

    Weeeeeeeeeeell. I only came to this site, simply because my girlfriend forced me. I think what I write is not good at all. She thinks otherwise. I have glanced at the different areas of the forums. I do not know where I would post, or if I should at all. I guess I can leave a sample of my work...

    "As I fall further into this hole I dug myself. I feel the notion to set it all on fire, with me in the middle of it all. A fire you can't put out, gone forever in the dark. Light extinguised, as my life should be. Omnipotence beckoned by the deficet of deception. Hollow and beaten, burned and sustained. Reclaim this husk of a life, for I am giving it all away. Take me away? For this life is no longer mine, I gave it up. Veratious wounds hold me down, as i attempt to end it all...."

    "Water, flows as remorse burns. Incidental events that scar and inflict. Brought to a realization of perfection, the ideal of one day, to have everything, while seeing nothing. Life, boiled down to an unsurpassed love of any reality, no matter what it lacks.Toiling death fraught to a point of a mental state of no return, within a prison of eternal bliss. Wealth, turned into an idiotic persona brought on by simple minded people. i am wealthy in my mind, wealthy with love..."

    I write for fun. I write for friends. I even write random things on youtube to music videos that inspire me. I am only 15, people think i'm older... I don't know why... i say, age means nothing, but experiences rule the day. Age does not define wisdom, but wisdom does define your age. That's it.

    Panda:love: (I love pandas.. >.> Don't judge me...)
  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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

    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!
  3. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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    Milwaukee, WI
    Welcome to the WF! :)

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