1. Jaq

    Jaq New Member

    Nov 2, 2008
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    Hey everyone!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jaq, Nov 2, 2008.

    Whats up everyone? Well, obviously, Im new here. I hope I will be welcomed. I stumbled across this site while looking for some futuristic names for some characters in a science-fiction I'm writing. I have started quiet a few different stories ranging from thriller to fiction to horror to science-fiction, but I have lost interest or drive to finish them. My latest one is one that I want to finish, but I will just have to see. Anyways I'm glad taht I found this site, and I just wanted to introduce myself.:)
  2. Speedy

    Speedy Contributor Contributor

    Jul 18, 2008
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    Welcome Jaq ;)
  3. garmar69

    garmar69 Contributor Contributor

    Jul 25, 2008
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    Hello Jaq, welcome to the forum. Good luck with your story.
  4. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hi Jaq, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Instead of focusing on "futuristic names", how about names that go well together in your story/society? For that matter, many names in common use today have been in use for hundreds or even thousands of years: John, Mark, Eric, Mary, Sarah, just to name a few. Many others are simple variations of older names, such as Chaz from a common abberviation for Charles (Chas.).

    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!
  5. Cheeno

    Cheeno Member

    Mar 5, 2008
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    Welcome to the Forums, Jaq. Looking forward to reading your material. Enjoy your creative journey.

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