1. BruceBeckett

    BruceBeckett New Member

    Dec 23, 2010
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    My great literary achievement of 2010

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BruceBeckett, Dec 23, 2010.

    I'm a blogger.

    Sadly, I haven't had a novel or anthology of poems published, however I have achieved one notable triumph in 2010.

    I write a weekly blog on cruise holidays and my great achievement of the year is to produce an entire blog on this subject that is an 839-word palindrome.

    Most palindromes are awkward to read and don't always make a lot of sense, but my palindrome actually reads quite smoothly and makes sense. At least that's what I tell myself.

    OK, to write it did involve a bit of cheating kind of, but nevertheless it is a perfect palindrome and totally original. And no one can take that away from me.

    Not sure if I'm allowed to post a link to it. It's not talking about any specific products, but merely about cruising in general. And it's not meant to be taken too seriously.

    If it is OK to link to it you can find it here
  2. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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    Milwaukee, WI
    Nice to meet you Bruce, hope you like it here! :)
  3. Pook

    Pook New Member

    Dec 13, 2010
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    Welcome Bruce

    People here like it when you take time to read theirs before they read yours, many people arrive, join, then post a poem and get the thread locked as they didn't follow the rules.
  4. Trilby

    Trilby Contributor Contributor

    Jun 21, 2010
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    NE England
    Hello and welcome
  5. Eunoia

    Eunoia Contributor Contributor

    Mar 8, 2010
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    Welcome. :)
  6. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Bruce, 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!

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