JUST WANTED TO CHIME IN AND INTRODUCE MYSELF. I LOOK FORWARD TO SHARING WITH OTHERS BUT AM HERE ON THIS SITE TO WRITE. I DON'T WANT TO GET CAUGHT UP IN THE SOCIAL ASPECT IF IT . FACEBOOK DOES A GOOD JOB OF SHARING TURMOIL AND DEGRADATION WITH A SMILE. SO, IF WE CAN SHARE IN A POSITIVE MANNER I'M IN, IF NOT, I'LL SEE YA AROUND AND LOOK FORWARD TO READING WHAT YOU ALL HAVE WRITTEN. TAKE CARE XXOO
I haven't been on the site that long but I am always shocked by the quality of feedback and the support of the other members. You joined a good group.
I am totally with you on the Facebook thing, yet I have found, and I am a newbie as well, that this is not a bunch of random posts but a collage of constructive criticism.
Welcome to the pit.
No one is expecting anything from you but intelligence, creativity, and thick skin. Get involved, don't get involved, post stories, don't post stories, no one is going to hunt you down. Just do what you do. And most importantly, have fun.
If you don a red cape or jacket and run through the woods, I promise I'll chase you*.
*Seriously though, get posting. Get involved.
And do run through the woods in a red cape. Mr. Black needs something to occupy his Friday night.
puts arms up, lower the all caps please. lol
Hi Lizzby. Beautiful kinder.
Welcome, lizzbby. You've joined a great community. I joined in October(ish? I'm too lazy to go back and look) and since then haven't had much of a presence, but I HAVE learned a lot. The forum, craft essays, articles, submissions... all of them have helped a great deal.
I also highly reccomend submitting your work here. There's a ton of talented people who love to help and see you improve. I've only submitted one work so far myself, and believe me, they ripped it to shreds... but they also pointed out a lot of things that were wrong and were very, very positive about it.
Sorry, forgot to mention the classes too.
Everyone who answered my leary note concerning this web site, I thank you. now.....a question,,,how do you download a pdf to this site? I can't post anything here pdf or otherwise. HELP
Are you trying to post it in the workshop for review?
I agree with the person who started this discussion. Facebook can be so petty and people indirectly dog you for your own personal ideas or forms of art you want to post. It is going to die if we could have more to share as we have here, and more to build a solid mature ground to stand on with our "peers,""friends,"...
All caps makes me feel like you are yelling at me. Bold makes me think you're doing it because you think I'm hard of hearing or unable to understand you for some other reason. Italics makes me believe you're speaking with an accent.
So... it adds up to you talking really loud because you think I can't understand you through that strange accent.
I thought that link was going to take me to the band, and I was thrilled when it did.
But I agree with Alien and Howie, the caps/bold/Italics post is making my head spin.
The only turmoil and degradation here is strictly consensual.
Seriously, though, this is a great community. Though I haven't posted anything of my own so far, I have yet to see a hateful or snarky review of a story. We are here to help each other and have fun.
Psht. You might be. I'm here for the abuse and the chicks.
I guess I should apologize for the choices I made concering the type face I used. I only do this because I worry about nissing caps when I type. I love all of your reponses.
It does sort of seem like you're yelling at us, which is fine. Also, I don't think I have welcomed you. WELCOME I HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR TIME HERE. PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU NEED ANYTHING. WE ARE HAPPY TO MEET YOU!
lol, I couldn't resist
Read this. LINK