1. HBB

    HBB New Member

    Jan 19, 2011
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    Ho' There, Forum!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HBB, Jan 19, 2011.

    You may be asking yourself something along the line of "what does this foo' have to offer this community of amateur and professional writers, authors, and reading enthusiasts alike?"

    Most likely nothing, sorry. I don't bring bread and honey with me much anymore.

    On the less informal note, however, I hail from the magnificent(ly polluted) region of Appalachia in the United States. A high school student with a philosophy on life that revolves around Hegel, Kierkegaard, and most importantly, Gandhi.
    But, I digress.

    My name is Frum, pleased to meet you. I'm fond of various types of novels, though my fictional tastes tend to lean towards the alternative history and epic fantasy ranges on the spectrum of reading.
    But of course, I wouldn't be here if I just wanted to read. I write, constantly, on political science, philosophy, and morality. Quite consistently in the domain of morality with large amounts of social theory that will undoubtedly turn my into a sociopath as I realize just how hopelessly full of hope all of humanity is despite our sel-
    But I digress again.

    I'm here to improve my abilities as a writer by observing, and critiquing the works that users post on this forum while gaining a greater grasp on my own abilities as a writer by posting some lovely little short story stubs.

    The Long Winded, Frum.
  2. Eunoia

    Eunoia Contributor Contributor

    Mar 8, 2010
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    Ah, welcome Frum. :)
  3. Melzaar the Almighty

    Melzaar the Almighty Contributor Contributor

    Aug 28, 2010
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    Hallo there! What do you mean you have no honey?! *sulks* :p
  4. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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    Milwaukee, WI
  5. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Frum, 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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