1. Kalibye

    Kalibye New Member

    Jul 19, 2013
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    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kalibye, Jul 19, 2013.

    Hi, i'm Lee
    taps fingers
    wiggles toes
    buffs nails on trousers.....
    um yes...
    its been a while since i did the forum thing, and a while since i've thought about sharing my writing, this is a little awkward lol.
    i'm currently de-cluttering my house, and going through old boxes of papers, i've come across a lot of story and book ideas. i've always had them, some i wrote down, some i didn't. some i wrote as short stories, others i started as books...but life happened and i got sorta busy.

    now, unexpectedly i have some free time. i have this book that's been banging around in my head for two years now, i've got a lot of the developmental work done (well i darn well ought to have in that amount of time). but now it's time to put it on paper and i'm looking at the screen and the ideas are there, just a quater inch to the left of my concious mind and suddenly i'm thinking that honey boo boo really isn't that bad and my oh my the cat needs feeding and there's a speck of carpet in all of that dust and i realise that i'm thinking of using housework as a diversion tactic so maybe i need to get myself to a place with other writers who may be able to inspire, offer useful advice and possibly conversation a little more relevant than how to swing a feather duster (unless its as a light-sabre in which case, check out my 11yo's youtube site lol).

    ok, i got a little more to say than i thought so i'm going to shut up now and wander off to look around
  2. GingerCoffee

    GingerCoffee Web Surfer Girl Contributor

    Mar 3, 2013
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    Ralph's side of the island.
    Hi, I'm Ginger.

    Nice to meet you, Lee. :)
  3. kburns421

    kburns421 Member

    Jul 19, 2013
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    I'm new to this forum, too, but I understand what you mean about life getting busy and then unexpectedly having time to write again. Anyway, nice to meet you!
  4. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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

    Please read How to Use the Writing Workshop before you try to post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on should not be among the very first things you do here anyway. 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 Writing Prompts, or the Writing Workshop, 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 site rules, too, to avoid any misunderstandings or hurt feelings. Respect for one another is our principal mandate.

    As for the Writing Workshop, 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. We also impose a two-week waiting period before you may post writing for critique, to give you time to become familiar with what is expected and how the site operates. The Writing Workshop 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 Writing Workshop 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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