1. ryu-zen

    ryu-zen New Member

    Jul 28, 2010
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    Los Angeles, California (The dying bastion of emot

    OI, my name is Ryu-zen.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ryu-zen, Aug 3, 2010.

    I have been writing for the past 15 years, out of practice and out of expertise. I am at the level right now where I am beginning my first book; writing this book has been a desire of mine for quite some years. I can name Kafka, Rollins, Baldwin, Kerouac, and Confucius, etc. as some of my principle influences as a writer in style, and in contextual flare.

    The other endeavor, entailed by my writing craft, is a blog I am beginning to write

    I know it is not ultra-sophisticated, but I must begin somewhere. These post are a sample of what direction I will carry my writing skill.

    Furthermore, I am about to receive a degree in Psychology (Bachelor's of Arts), and I did minor in Technical Writing, but there program did not seem to see me as a suitable fit for being a Tech Writer, cliche for, "He's not one of us." I am totally kosher about the sentiment; I need not be where I am not accepted, and I will not waste my time and my resources for a bunch of attention starved "Writing-Zealots!"

    All in all, my writing has evolved to the point that I can see myself going further into the future with this gift and this skill. I hope some of you read my blog and should you have any comments on what I could do to make my blog better, your feedback is much appreciated and much accepted. For all you writers, "shall you have a day filled with joy, sprinkled with hope, and dash with a hint of humor."
  2. Halcyon

    Halcyon Contributor Contributor

    Apr 19, 2010
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    Lso Angeles, huh?

    Is that near Los Angeles? ;)

    Pedantry is alive and well.
  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Hello Ryu-zev, 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. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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    Milwaukee, WI
  5. Shinn

    Shinn Banned

    Jan 1, 2008
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    New Zealand
    Hello and welcome Ryu.

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