1. bucket

    bucket New Member

    Jan 22, 2010
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    [insert creative greeting here]

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bucket, Jan 22, 2010.

    Hehe, kind of ironic that I don't have a creative greeting, seeing as this is a "creative" writing forum. Oh well.

    Hi everyone, I'm bucket, I'm from California, am 17, and am involved in Yearbook and Marching band. I'm in AP Lang, AP US, Yearbook, Science Research, Digital Photo and Wind Ensemble. I enjoy reading (though the High School curriculum of books can be pretty painful to slog through), some of my favorite books are Harry Potter, Artemis Fowl, LOTR, and books by Neal Shustermn. I've joined these forums because I enjoy writing creativly (obviously) and I hope to improve my writing skills. :) I like writing essays and scuh as well, depending on the subject. *nod*

    I'm really not all that great of a writer, though I do think in my humble opinion that my writing...er...flows a bit better then most of my peers. >_> I've never published anything, and never written anything full lenght, though I have had a myriad of little starts to books and stories here and there. Like, I'll get an idea, think about it for a while, start writing it, and wind up only getting a few pages before I inexplicably stop writing it and never go back. Ugh.

    Someday I really would like to write something of decent lenght, and hopefully this forum will help me there!

    (Eh, this post sounds so sterile and robotic. bleh)
  2. 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. :)
  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Hello Allen, 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!
  4. soujiroseta

    soujiroseta Contributor Contributor

    Feb 17, 2008
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    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Welcome to the forums bucket:)
  5. Coldwriter

    Coldwriter New Member

    Dec 7, 2009
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    Some say in an idealistic bubble they cant wait to
    Hello and welcome:)
  6. Doug J

    Doug J Active Member

    Feb 21, 2008
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    Hey - your intro was fine. We learned something about you. And you are most welcome.

    There are deadly serious and excellent writers on this site - but there are a few of us that might have modest talent - but little or no discipline to put any of it to full use. AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN. It's a big tent - w. a lot of folks. Have fun.

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