1. Phenex

    Phenex New Member

    Dec 15, 2010
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    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Phenex, Dec 22, 2010.

    Hi there.
    My name is Damien, and I live in Ireland. But you can call me Phenex, at least until we are better acquainted.

    Just wanted to say Hi as I am probably going to be around here, having a good read on an increasing basis.

    I, like many people here, am working on a story. A very large story in fact. So big, that I have to create a structured universe from the big bang to the big crunch, before I can even begin to think about the larger plots. I sometimes get lost in a world as immense as this. So many possibilities and ideas pushing out of my mind, that I get lost in the jumble and need to be grounded so I can get some perspective.

    I'm hoping that in time I can find that perspective here.

    I have a lot to learn about writing, plot structure, character development and grammar. If you have any tips, or helpful links, please send them my way.

  2. Mr Magoo

    Mr Magoo New Member

    Dec 19, 2010
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    Hey Phenex, great to meet you i also have writing issues (mostly grammar) and i hope we can help eachother with them.

    Goodluck and Godbless.:D
  3. Eunoia

    Eunoia Contributor Contributor

    Mar 8, 2010
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    Welcome Damien. :)
    Another Irish fellow with an Irish accent? Mmm.
  4. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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    Milwaukee, WI
    Welcome. :)
  5. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Damien, 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!

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