1. Bronnen

    Bronnen New Member

    Jan 5, 2009
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    Hello from Manitoba

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bronnen, Jan 5, 2009.

    My name, my real name, is Yves Hacault.

    I have been writing short stories and half-assed attempts at novels for ten years now, and I am finally getting my self whipped in shape and putting in a serious attempt at writing a dark fantasy.

    It is going to be an attempt of mine to push the boundaries of the fantasy genre and make readers empathize with truly evil character.

    There is no good and evil in this book, there is only a lesser evil. I want the readers to see that, and read it because they want there to be hope, that even though they see there is no hope, that they want there to be hope, and continue to read looking for the hope of good succeeding, and never finding it.

    I will make it so that all the "Good" does, is delay the inevitable destruction of humanity.

    Eventually, i will allow them to succeed, but since they have been fighting this battle for so long, they don't know any other way to live, and become what they have just destroyed, only slightly better.

    I want to introduce characters, have them become what they are fighting, and then have them die, suddenly and brutally.

    I want the idealists to dedicate themselves to the cause of overthrowing the evil, and being corrupted by it, yet never stopping the fight.

    I want the pure and good characters to slowly succumb to murder, stealing and rape.

    Anyway, that's enough of that for now.
  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Yves, 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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