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Offline minusthematt

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Delete this please.
« on: February 13, 2012, 09:38:32 PM »
I made a mistake, this is not the section of the forum I wanted to post in. Please delete it, as it won't allow me to.
« Last Edit: February 14, 2012, 12:34:15 AM by minusthematt »

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Re: Scenario #15 (2017 words, sorry)
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2012, 10:07:33 PM »
I would like to suggest you take the time to visit the Welcome Board and introduce yourself to our membership:
http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php/board,1.0.html

Also important and helpful, please read our Forum Guidelines:
http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php/topic,7415.0.html

Review My Work guidelines:
http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php/topic,24729.0.html

You'll also find that several of our boards have guidelines of their own concerning posting. These will be found on the left hand menu when you open a board and are generally titled something along the lines of Read This First, and marked with a Blue Stick-Pin.

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Re: Scenario #15 (2017 words, sorry)
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2012, 10:10:51 PM »
I would like to suggest you take the time to visit the Welcome Board and introduce yourself to our membership:
http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php/board,1.0.html

Also important and helpful, please read our Forum Guidelines:
http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php/topic,7415.0.html

Review My Work guidelines:
http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php/topic,24729.0.html

You'll also find that several of our boards have guidelines of their own concerning posting. These will be found on the left hand menu when you open a board and are generally titled something along the lines of Read This First, and marked with a Blue Stick-Pin.

Thank you,
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Thanks for the heads up. I did check all of those links and did introduce myself. I hope that exceeding the maximum word count by 17 isn't too much of an issue?

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Re: Scenario #15 (2017 words, sorry)
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2012, 10:52:18 PM »
Hmmm, I'm a little confused. What's this difference between the 'Review My Work' section and the 'Prose' section?

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Re: Scenario #15 (2017 words, sorry)
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2012, 12:09:57 AM »
Review asks for general impressions and opinions from readers. It's also open to the public via a search engine like Yahoo or Google.

The prose workshop is more in-depth. When you post anything there, you need much thicker skin, have an understanding of technique, and asks your peers to dissect what does and does not work in your writing.

Also, the prose workshop blocks general web searches as to avoid potential publication conflict due to copyright.

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Delete this please.
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2012, 12:33:10 AM »
Can I have this deleted then, please?

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Re: Delete this please.
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2012, 09:18:34 AM »
You also realize you need a certain amount of posts before you can post anything in the Prose Workshop, right? Unless something has changed, The Prose Workshop requires that you show yourself to be a serious writer willing to give back to the community and not just take.

We've had more than a few posters who turned out to be 'fly by night' writers who didn't realize writing toward publication isn't as easy as it appears.

I think this is all explained in the various stickies if you care to read them.
« Last Edit: February 14, 2012, 12:28:48 PM by Wolfe »

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Re: Delete this please.
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2012, 09:39:12 AM »
I realize that now. I read the stickies, but it didn't say anywhere that 'Review My Work' is for general impressions and opinions. Just a small misunderstanding. I haven't posted anything in the 'Prose Workshop' because I did read the rules. It took me a very long time to find out how many 'posts' are necessary to be considered a 'junior member.'

That 50 post count rule seems to encourage 'fluff' posts more than anything, but nothing I can do about it.

I would still like this deleted, if that's at all possible. I'm obviously not familiar with how things work here. Do you delete threads for people, or just let them fall off the page?

Thanks for your reply.
« Last Edit: February 14, 2012, 09:41:31 AM by minusthematt »

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Re: Delete this please.
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2012, 10:49:16 AM »
Fall off the page, unless all the moderators agree to delete.
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Re: Delete this please.
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2012, 12:35:59 PM »
That 50 post count rule seems to encourage 'fluff' posts more than anything, but nothing I can do about it.

Respectfully, I completely disagree, but this is neither the forum for the discussion nor the one that was asked. If you wish to add 'non-fluff' to any board, and this does include offering critiques, it's not only helpful to those who want a critique, much like yourself, but you may even learn something as well.

So far, you've asked for a critique, yet have given little to nothing in return besides complaints. The Prose rule is in place to prevent exactly this behavior. The Prose Board demands writers and hopeful prove themselves first before they're taken seriously.

In publishing, this is exactly how it works.

More to the point, if you read the posts in the various sections, common sense will tell you what is going on in each area sans the rules or stickies. Don't know how that could confuse anyone, but my apologies if you feel otherwise.
« Last Edit: February 14, 2012, 12:38:08 PM by Wolfe »

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Re: Delete this please.
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2012, 02:59:18 PM »
I've given 4 critiques, which took me in total close to 2 hours.

But sure thing.

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Re: Delete this please.
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2012, 06:32:35 PM »
Four. Well, good job, and good luck with your writing.
« Last Edit: February 14, 2012, 06:51:27 PM by Wolfe »

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Re: Delete this please.
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2012, 09:35:42 PM »
Four. Well, good job, and good luck with your writing.

I'd say it was a lot for the 4 hours I'd been signed up for. Did a few more today. Thanks for your good wishes.