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  1. Rasmus

    Rasmus New Member

    Apr 26, 2011
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    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Rasmus, Apr 26, 2011.

    Hello everyone! I just registered a bit ago.

    I consider myself more of a visual artist than a writer, actually (If I have to write for anyone else e.g. classes, I get totally freaked out. Let's see if I can gather up the guts to post what I have here!!). I grew up on disney cartoons and so I've drawn pictures my whole life. For the past few years though I have been wanting to make a graphic novel, since I love stories (who doesn't?) and characters fascinate me (mine always beg for stories! I feel bad that I haven't given a proper one to most of them), but my plotting endeavours have always crashed into dead ends, haha.

    I'm having more luck with my most recent idea and I want to see this one through to the end, because I am totally excited about it. Of course though, I've run into a roadblock. Sooo, I googled for writers forums, and here I am :D I'm excited to jump in here (though yes, a little nervous showing ~*my writings*~ to the online world)... I'm working on a post now for, guess where, the plotting forum! Oh plotting, will we ever get along?
  2. Eunoia

    Eunoia Contributing Member Contributor

    Mar 8, 2010
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    Welcome. :)
  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Rasmus, 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!
  4. Jayyy1014

    Jayyy1014 Jerrica Contributor

    Apr 9, 2011
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    Hello, Welcome to the writing forums. almost everyone here was nervous about their first post, Lord knows I sure was. lol, But they're some really nice and helpful people on here, So I wouldn't worry about it too much. :)
  5. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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    Milwaukee, WI
    Welcome to the forums.
  6. cheesysalsa

    cheesysalsa Member

    Sep 21, 2009
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    I wish I had the ability to decently draw! I do love visual art though, nice to see you around. Welcome!

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