1. moose1942

    moose1942 New Member

    May 28, 2010
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    Hello I'm a Redneck Geek Writer

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by moose1942, May 28, 2010.

    Hello, I'm a writer I guess. I'm "self published" on my blog. I've written a full length novel over 100K words, and a bunch of short stories and beginnings to books.

    I've written Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Fan Fiction, Zombies, most of the above involve gun battles. Which reminds me, my fantasy story needs a chapter where the Orks find a truck full of WWII era weapons. :)

    I don't like to follow genre rules. My Fantasy story has the Orcs as the good guys, and Elves as the evil bandits.

    One of my Sci-Fi stories has telepathic Psi-Mages mixed in with human survivors who kill alien invaders, but befriend other extra terrestrial races. None of which speak English worth a darn.

    My Zombies aren't all mindless killing machines, and they love bacon.

    I do this because I think many times writers are afraid to leave the formulas laid down in front of them by those who came before. And well I can because they are my crazy stories. :p

    Anyway I look forward to reading and reviewing what all you guys have to offer. :D


  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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

    Please read How to Use the Review Room before you post there. 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
  4. Forkfoot

    Forkfoot Contributor Contributor

    Jan 27, 2008
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    Well you sound pretty cool. See you around.

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