1. chasetheaustralian

    chasetheaustralian New Member

    Dec 2, 2009
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    <Insert witty quote or pun here>

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chasetheaustralian, Dec 2, 2009.

    And thus, my humour is spent!

    Greetings- what am I saying? I'm the arrival. Hello there.

    My name is Shaz. Hello! I'll try to make this as a-generic as possible [although, of course, seeing as it's 3 in the morning that may not be such an easy task].

    I have been writing since I could hold a pen [ignoring the fact that in primary school I refused to give up my trusty pencil for my pen licence. Bloody artists]. And now that I have entered my last year of highschool, I thought maybe it was time I let others see my work. c:

    Alas, this also means that from showing no one, my writing will need a LOT of improvement. So before I throw my papers to the wolves [not to say that wolves can't be cuddly and wonderful], I'll lurk a little and... you know. Get to know the ropes.

    I fail miserably at writing horror, but I adore reading it. Sadly with my art projects in school this year and next, my reading time has been cut greatly. A goal I should persue is the habit of reading regularly once again. Perhaps reading writing posted here will help. c:

    I tend to opt for characters that deviate from the social norm [then again, don't we all?] and thus my reading tends to strive that way too. c:

    Oh, this happens in every forum I join. My first introduction always ends up being a retelling of my bland, albiet short, life story. Apologies. I haven't been a member of a forum for years, so be gentle. c: My grammar and spelling aren't perfect, but I'm sure they're all well and good enough. 8D

    As for random bits of information about me, I actually prefer using no capitals outside of literature [a horrible habit, I know- making an effort here], I like to illistrate my own stories because it gives me a sense of purpose, and I absolutely DESPISE emoticons. c:

    I'm hoping to enjoy my stay here~ LET'S GET THIS SHOW ON THE ROAD.

    /improper use of tilde key.
  2. Pallas

    Pallas Contributor Contributor

    Aug 29, 2009
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    Hello Shaz. Welcome to to the boards, and enjoy your stay.
  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Hello Shaz, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Posting your own writing for comment 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. Jewels In Autumn

    Jewels In Autumn New Member

    Apr 22, 2008
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    Great Lakes
    Waves a Hello,
    Welcome to you!
  5. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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    Milwaukee, WI
  6. Taylor Nicole

    Taylor Nicole New Member

    Oct 17, 2009
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    welcome! :]

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