1. Axo Non Roadkill

    Axo Non Roadkill New Member

    May 4, 2010
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    Haifa, Israel

    Sorry I'm late...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Axo Non Roadkill, Nov 1, 2010.

    ...I was being chased about by a raving rhino!

    This was my favorite excuse when I was late to class, it was actually accepted so I hope to get away with that here, too :D

    So, here is my late introduction. I thought I'd post one still, because it may be kind of rude not to.

    There has been a subtle gender question about me, but I hope the pics in the tavern pic thread settled that ;) You can guess my age as I'm not giving it away :p I probably did at some point, now embarrassing myself with post-spilling secrecy.

    I came here looking for occasional help with writing but as it turns out, I hardly ever write in English which isn't my mothertongue either. That would be German. To make it more confusing, I am not German but Israeli, and I'm currently living in Belgium. But I hope that by new year's eve, my IP will be Israeli as I'm making Aliyah.

    I've been writing ever since I was a child. I'm trying to write fiction but I usually end up writing about things I recognize from my own life. Which has enough to offer, in a bad way.

    My other hobbies are mostly about making movies, drawing, photography, my pets, Israel, and shopping. I got a high school degree in arts and spent 3 years studying film direction and screenwriting.

    So this is that for now. Nice to meet you :D
  2. Eunoia

    Eunoia Contributor Contributor

    Mar 8, 2010
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    Was being chased by a raving rhino fun? :p
    And welcome. :)
  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Axo, 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. Legacy1306

    Legacy1306 New Member

    May 24, 2010
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    :O you spent three years studying film direction and screen writing? I think we will get along very well ;) Ive been directing movies for two years at my high school, been writing for longer, its good to see more screenwriters around here :D

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