1. DiegoDraw

    DiegoDraw New Member

    Jun 14, 2009
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    Minneapolis, Minnesota


    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DiegoDraw, Jun 14, 2009.

    Ummm. I write stuff. My ideas tend to shift genres often, so I could be writing an out-there fantasy or a down-to-earth comedy, depending on what I feel. I also write music, and lyrics, which also can never be predicted.

    I have ideas in my head all the time, but I have a hard time staying motivated, since I'm a horrible procrastinator, so I figured if I get more involved, and learn some stuff, I might be able to get in gear and get some things done.

    So, that's what brought me here. How are all of you?

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  2. Sonshine

    Sonshine New Member

    Nov 7, 2008
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    The shoreline
    Welcome Diego! I'm a procrastinator too, so that makes us practically brothers already. ;)
  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Hello Diego, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    I'm fine, thank you for asking.

    Posting your own work 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.

    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 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. Torana

    Torana Contributor Contributor

    Mar 13, 2007
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