1. Marc1k1

    Marc1k1 New Member

    Nov 1, 2008
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    England - Dorset (Unlucky me ¬_¬)

    Hello! Im Marc1k1

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Marc1k1, Nov 1, 2008.

    Well , I hope to write one or more Murder Mystery's if I find the time and hopefully a couple Fantasy stories for games like:
    The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (TES games have a great story and background plots/Species/Races to make good stories with)

    Anyway yeah. Just introducing myself.
  2. Jade

    Jade Active Member

    Jun 6, 2008
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    England, UK
    Hello :) Welcome to the forum.
  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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

    Fiction based on other authors' work, also known as Fan Fiction, can be a decent practice ground, but the sooner you can take off the training wheels and write your own settings, characters, and backgrounds, the better your writing will become.

    But posting your own work should not be the very first thing you do here. It is really worthwhile 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!
  4. garmar69

    garmar69 Contributor Contributor

    Jul 25, 2008
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    Cool avatar, what is that from? Welcome to the forum Marc.

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