1. plumexplode

    plumexplode New Member

    Jun 12, 2011
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    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by plumexplode, Jun 12, 2011.

    I goes by the name plumexplode, and I like to read.

    Thus I found this forum.

    And for a geeks who love to read this forum was a haven. Like I said, I like to read so there's nothing more could be satisfying that founding an unpolished gem sit patiently in the corner wait to be perfected (for all you the writers here, can you catches the obvious mistakes in this paragraph?)

    I try to be as cheerful as I can, but I will brutally honest with you. And if I can, I will give my opinion that could save your prose. So please, don't mind it personally. I don't criticizing you, I just point out the weakest link in your chain. The greatest rebound came from the hardest fall, after all.

    And if I spirited enough by our camaraderie, I'll try to submit my work if my ocd behavior (or just a stupid sense of perfectionism) prevent me to do it. And I hope you do the same, I wish you bring forth your sharpest literary arsenal and honestly butchering my work.

    One thing you could chew the cud over is the fact that english wasn't my first language, so I hereby apologize if my language sound like a mixture between greeting cards and forth grader writing.

    All being said, I hope all of us could work together to achieve everything we set our heart for.

    p.s: I hate tv, I didn't intently gazing that squeaking tube again. I stick to the written world. It's more imaginative, what about you?
  2. Eunoia

    Eunoia Contributor Contributor

    Mar 8, 2010
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    Welcome. :)
  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Hello PlumExplode, 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. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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    Milwaukee, WI
    Welcome to the forums.
  5. looneywriter

    looneywriter New Member

    Jun 13, 2011
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    Washington State

    Reading is one of the best ways to improve your writing, so it sounds like you're on the right track already. :)

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