1. Eastep

    Eastep New Member

    Jul 28, 2010
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    Semi sorta kind of New

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Eastep, Nov 10, 2010.

    Right (No! Left!), as if the title didn't suggest as such, I am not entirely new in the sense that I've *just* joined. I lurked around here for a while, read up on some things, you know... (No stalkerness implied.)

    I liked the community so much I figured I'd make use of the nifty post button floating around. This is the spawn of that little button! Mwuhahaha!
    Erm, but you don't want to hear about that. It was nasty, and pixels ran in fear. I- I can't bring myself to think about it... (Wuss.)

    I'm Eastep, a young aspiring author (Duh, I'm at a writing forum, what'd you think I was, a pro wrestler?) and a bit of a loon/comedian. So don't be surprised to find me joking with you via post or other means, it's in my nature to be silly. (LAUGH! Do it!)

    Hmmm... I guess you'd probably like to know what I read and write about before I bore you out of your mind? Oh, if you are bored out of your mind, can I move in? My old place is damp, and it smells like mold.
    Oh yeah, the reading and writing bit. Well, I'll read just about anything excluding romance. But I write in the strictest (read: Lazy) of ways! Only very original (or hard to tell it's not original) low fantasy/mildly realistic centering mostly around choice and the weight of the world. (Hurray, that hasn't been done a million times before.)

    Oh, one last thing before I retreat into my sulphur filled pit! I've roleplayed for a number of years on a reputable site (and offline too. :p) so feel free to laugh at/applaude me for that.

    Eastep out! (Waaaaaay out)
  2. Eunoia

    Eunoia Contributor Contributor

    Mar 8, 2010
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    Ahaha, welcome. :p
  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Eastep, 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. Naiyn

    Naiyn New Member

    Sep 10, 2010
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    What's all this talk about writing? This is a pro wrestling site! :p

    Welcome aboard.
  5. Mallory

    Mallory Mallegory. Contributor

    Jun 27, 2010
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    Tampa Bay
    Nice to meet you! Welcome to the boards!
  6. Taylee91

    Taylee91 Carpe Diem Contributor

    Jul 13, 2010
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    The Bay State
    Hi Eastep :D Have fun here!
  7. Torana

    Torana Contributor Contributor

    Mar 13, 2007
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    Hello and welcome to the forum. I hope you enjoy your time here with all of us!

  8. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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    Milwaukee, WI
    Welcome! :)

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