1. Dreek Lass

    Dreek Lass New Member

    May 31, 2013
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    How is it Going Guys?

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dreek Lass, May 31, 2013.

    Hello everyone. My name is Steph. I am twenty-two-years-old, and I live in the UK. I have been writing ever since I can remember. In fact, in secondary school, when it came to the original-writing piece of coursework that we had to hand in, I already had several stories - that I had written at home over the years - to choose from. All I had to do was go over whichever one I had chosen with a grade 11 perspective. I ended up handing in quite an adult tale lol. There was a sex scene in it and my teacher at the time ended up reading it out in front of the entire class.

    It was hilarious, and at the end of it he told me that the story was fantastic and that I should look into getting published, because there was plot and as far as punctuation and grammar, there was VERY little wrong with it.

    But over the years, I have kind of lost my writing spark, which is sad because it is a great passion of mine. Hopefully I will be able to bounce off a couple of you guys in this forum and get my mojo back :)
  2. PyrZern

    PyrZern Member

    May 12, 2013
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    Redmond, Washington, United States
    Welcome Dreek Lass.
    Head over to the Workshop areas, and let us know what you think of the other writings :)
    Hope you like it here.
  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Steph, 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 Word Games, 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 forum 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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