1. Ambrivian

    Ambrivian New Member

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    Hello

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ambrivian, Sep 30, 2010.

    Hey, I'm Ambrivian Dutorés Malocian Tirenth Brikés. Well, not really, but that's my internet name.

    I love writing, and am currently working on a Historical Fiction/Action/Romance/Drama novel about a boy from Sicily who grows up in the Little Italy of Manhatten. His family is very poor and he has to learn how to steal and pickpocket from an early age. The book advances with him going through stages of his life until he becomes a member of the local mafia. That's where things get interesting.

    Thanks,
    Ambrivian
     
  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    Hello Ambrivian, 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 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!
     
  3. Ambrivian

    Ambrivian New Member

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    Thanks Cogito, and though it was obvious that that was copied and pasted, the thought still counts.
     
  4. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    It's a uniform template to make sure you get an informative summary of what the site has to offer. I do read every introductory post before I post the reply, and make adjustments to my reply as called for.
     
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    Welcome Ambrivian,

    Cog, you should really type that message out longhand every time someone joins. Where's the commitment?
     
  6. k.little90

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    Welcome! You 're gonna love it here!
     
  7. Naiyn

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    lol. Yeah jeez. What a slacker :p
    Welcome, Ambrivian.
     
  8. Eunoia

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    Welcome, and great internet name. :p
     
  9. Trilby

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    Hi and welcome
     
  10. Melzaar the Almighty

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    Aw man, my internet name seems quite lame in comparison. :p

    Welcome :D
     
  11. Elgaisma

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    Hi Amby - not typing your name out longhand lol - nice to meet you.
     

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