1. Monitorman

    Monitorman New Member

    Mar 12, 2009
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    Hello, Fish out of water here

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Monitorman, Mar 12, 2009.

    Hi, I'm a bit of a fish out of water here, since I am actually a visual artist by choice, but I have always found joy and interest in writing, regardless of medium.

    That is one of the reasons I want to take part of this forum: I want to work in 3 kinds of mediums: animated film, comics as well as video games. Writing is necessary for all of these, yet each one uses it differently. I thought it would be interesting and most of all useful to talk to other writers on this site and share my work in writing (don't worry, I'm not gonna submit my artwork here if its not relevant, I mean, this is a WRITING forum after all) and hope for feedback.

    I'd also like to see if there are any other stories around here that might inspire me, or maybe even after some talk let me make a visual representation of them.

    A final thing I'd like to do is discussion, debate and analysis, about how a story would be different if told in different mediums and such. I really love discussion!

    Thats pretty much it, and I hope I have a pleasant stay here.
  2. Dalouise

    Dalouise New Member

    Feb 9, 2009
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    Hi and welcome! :)
  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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

    Posting your own work 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.

    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 reviewing as a critical 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). 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!

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