1. Grimaulkin

    Grimaulkin New Member

    Oct 11, 2010
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    Introducing you to my psychoses

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Grimaulkin, Oct 11, 2010.

    Hey all,

    I've been writing for about 30 years now, mostly sci-fi/fantasy. I wrote urban fantasy before it was an actual genre.

    Most of my stuff recently has taken place in a role-playing MMO (massive multiplayer online game) I play, called City of Heroes. I have an official site for whenever I get published - yeah, right.

    Mostly I've been reading YA books because those seem to be the only books with actual stories in them. Adult books read like someone just spat out words.

    Oh, and yes, most of my characters suffer from one psychosis or another.

    Hope to meet up with y'all, and hope my few cents will be worth it to some of you.

    See ya!
  2. Islander

    Islander Contributor Contributor

    Jul 29, 2008
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    Nice to see you, Grimaulkin. Welcome to the forum.

    There is just one thing that worries me. Am I real, or just one of your hallucinations? What if I will suddenly fade away and only leave a bubble of air behind?

    I try not to think of such things. My friend, the large pink rabbit that follows me around, helps me keep my mind off it.
  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Grim, 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!
  4. Lee Shelly

    Lee Shelly New Member

    Oct 2, 2010
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    Hi Grim! Welcome to the forum.
  5. Eunoia

    Eunoia Contributor Contributor

    Mar 8, 2010
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    Welcome. :)
  6. Melzaar the Almighty

    Melzaar the Almighty Contributor Contributor

    Aug 28, 2010
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    Hey there. :D

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