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  1. TheGreatNeechi

    TheGreatNeechi Member

    Apr 18, 2011
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    Warminster, PA.


    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TheGreatNeechi, Apr 18, 2011.

    My name is Stu, I live in Pennsylvania, and I have a passion for science fiction.

    My writing is usually possessed of a certain political bent; I write to coerce, compel, and combat. When they say, "the pen is mightier than the sword", they're referring to me. The trouble is I'm sick of writing to the tune of political currents--which is singularly destructive--and want to create something for once.

    Since my over-riding passion--and my degree--is in political science my favorite books tends to be ... political, filled with intrigue, much cloak and dagger shenanigans, and very military. Naturally I favor Star Trek over Star Wars, for the former's intrinsic geopolitical aspects as opposed to emotional outpourings.

    I LOVE to roleplay, in fact I learned to write roleplaying, and met my wife doing the same.

    But let's get down to brass tacks, shall we?

    I want to write science fiction, and have begun an erstwhile untitled novel set four centuries from now in our solar system where Mars has been colonized by a technologically superior power called the United Commonwealth (UComm, starship registries: TXS, XRS, TCS), while Earth is governed by the Global Armistice Resolution and its member states (GAR, AKA: Global Coalition, starship registries: GCS, CRS, CNS).

    I'll resume this in the writing forums, but I look forward to being a part of the community and its feedback.

    Much Love!
  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Stu, Welcome to the Creative Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Writing Workshop 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 Writing Workshop, 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 Writing Workshop, 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. We also impose a two-week waiting period before you may post writing for critique, to give you time to become familiar with what is expected and how the site operates. The Writing Workshop 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 Writing Workshop 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!
  3. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

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    Milwaukee, WI
  4. Daggers

    Daggers Member

    Apr 12, 2011
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    Nice to meet you!
    Welcome to the forums.

    Send me a message if feel like geeking it up a bit

    Live long and prosper.
  5. Eunoia

    Eunoia Contributing Member Contributor

    Mar 8, 2010
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    Hi Stu, and welcome. :)
  6. MidnightPhoenix

    MidnightPhoenix Contributing Member

    Mar 21, 2011
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    Hi and welcome to the forum:)

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