1. IgnisTemper

    IgnisTemper New Member

    Dec 21, 2009
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    {Insert Cliche Title Here....}

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by IgnisTemper, Jan 4, 2010.

    Hi, my name is Ignis and I'm a recovering addict....

    Wait....dammit all, wrong forums. :rolleyes:

    Howdy folks, don't mind the dry humor. I tend to make bad jokes out of formalities. As I said before my name is Ignis, and I'm came in search of a place to better myself as a writer and to steal ideas....*grumbles* damn sodium pentathol addiction *grumbles*....

    All joking aside, I was hoping that I had found the right place to converse with others, both amateur or otherwise. I am not a published writer, and I'm not sure I really care about that. My writing habits were only birthed and nourished as a hobby. So I suppose my intention to be here is not an aspiration of publication, but simple self-improvement and feedback.

    I really have only two projects I've been working on;

    A sci-fi fantasy epic based on a world ravaged by centuries past cataclysm.

    And a fantasy "steampunk" short-story maybe more (I'm not even sure that is the proper classification, but it is the only one my wife came up with as I described the setting to her).
  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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

    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 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!
  3. Operaghost

    Operaghost New Member

    Aug 5, 2009
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    Welcome to the forums, and great introduction btw, if all your writing is humorous like that then I look forward to reading it, hopefully you will find what you are looking for here and feel right at home.
  4. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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    Milwaukee, WI
    Welcome to the WF! :D Hope you like it here. :)
  5. Coldwriter

    Coldwriter New Member

    Dec 7, 2009
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    Some say in an idealistic bubble they cant wait to
    It's already been mentioned, but I look forward to reading some humor as well. I enjoy the dry stuff;)

    Welcome to the forums!
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  6. writewizard

    writewizard New Member

    Dec 14, 2009
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    Hello and welcome to the writing forums!

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