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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2012-02-25 20:10:01 Reply

At 7 days ago, Coop wrote: Oh great, fan fiction. I'm not a fan, because some people feel too bound to the characters in the actual story itself, rather than taking the setting and using that, barely even referring to the "main characters". Excuse me for sounding arrogant and not holding out much hope.

Fan fiction, for me, is something of a guilty pleasure. It's something I write only sparingly, when an idea strikes that's just too good to throw away. Mostly, I think the problem lies in people letting their fandom get in the way of telling a good story. You need to be able to remove yourself from that fandom, step back from their story, step back from your own story, and figure out how you can blend the two together in a way that's both entertaining and original. If it's about fulfilling your own fantasies, it's only going to appeal to people who share your fantasies, ie. people who share your fandom, otherwise, no one else would care.

The last couple of fin fiction stories I've worked on have been more mashups/parodies than straight up fan fiction. Which is how I think it should be if you want people to read it without feeling like they need to be obsessed with the original to like your stories.

My last fan fiction was a blend of "Felix and the Sacred Thor" and "Shatnerquake" and is about a fictional version of myself nerdgasming all over the authors at a convention when the characters in "Thor" come to life by mirroring the plot of "Shatnerquake". Shameless fanfiction plug: Thorquake.

Now, by choosing niche market books, this won't make much sense to people who aren't familiar with the original stories, but the whole purpose is that I'm taking them in a new direction, and not just simply rehashing where every other fan has gone before with the typical fan fiction. I'm also currently working on a fan fiction based around "Placenta of Love", where the characters pick back up on the conflicts left hanging at the end of the book, and seek to resolve them by going to a theme park ride version of Inception. If you're particularly fond of a piece of fiction, there's nothing wrong with a bit of fan fiction, but it'll be a lot more interesting if you treat it like an original story, and not a disposable fantasy that every fanboy goes through.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2012-02-26 00:00:48 Reply

At 5 hours ago, DeftAndEvil wrote: If you are gonna post something, make sure it's your goddamn best effort.

See that's where I disagree. While I don't feel like you should be posting garbage, but I have no problem with somebody putting up a half-finished work or just a treatment if what you're seeking is criticism/help/suggestions. I think that's one of the greatest perks of having a writing community like we have.

And I wasn't calling you a hypocrite, I was calling myself one. I have two or three seperate threads just for single poems I've written. Sorry for the confusion :P


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2012-02-26 15:47:44 Reply

At 21 hours ago, DeftAndEvil wrote:
At 3 hours ago, BubblyMac wrote:
/hypocrite
Do you know what a hypocrite is?

I'm not sure, his definition of one in his signature is pretty accurate :P

At 19 hours ago, WritersBlock wrote:
At 7 days ago, Coop wrote: Oh great, fan fiction. I'm not a fan, because some people feel too bound to the characters in the actual story itself, rather than taking the setting and using that, barely even referring to the "main characters". Excuse me for sounding arrogant and not holding out much hope.
Fan fiction, for me, is something of a guilty pleasure. It's something I write only sparingly, when an idea strikes that's just too good to throw away. Mostly, I think the problem lies in people letting their fandom get in the way of telling a good story.

This, I wholeheartedly agree with - people that write fanfiction should use the concept of the world and any "special rules" that apply there, to write their own piece, with new characters, or base it around the adventures of lesser ones. Taking Mario, Jake Sulley, or Marty McFly and writing fanfiction about them has been done to death. Yet each one of them comes from a unique world, where there are differences to our own reality, that the writer can feast on.

You need to be able to remove yourself from that fandom, step back from their story, step back from your own story, and figure out how you can blend the two together in a way that's both entertaining and original. If it's about fulfilling your own fantasies, it's only going to appeal to people who share your fantasies, ie. people who share your fandom, otherwise, no one else would care.

Yep, I think that my sig pic is a link to my own fanfic, though it's based around an RPG, so people get the game world and you have to work from there. My piece is also influenced by the actions of the other four player characters and that of the storyteller. I am merely telling a story from the point of view of my character.

Shameless fanfiction plug: Thorquake.

Hmm... certainly a different concept.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2012-02-27 02:39:39 Reply

Greetings and salutations to the writing forum lounge users!
I am Anabioo, and I am interested in joining the conversation here. Pardon me if I only found it pertinent to read the current (73rd) page of the discussion. I like to write, read edit, review, draw, animate, game, compose, etc.: basically Newgrounds is my playground. I have only recently become a member, but I think the site has quickly risin to be my favorite place to spend time on the internet. I am here to help and recive help (but mostly help). I am glad to have a place to talk with people like Coop and Deathcon. I hope to get to know you guys better.
Now that the intro is over with:
ScaryPicnic, I'd be glad to help you with building a narrative. We should skype or something.
BubblyMac, I have to say I've never heard of a version of Word that won't save .doc's. Whatever you are using, you should be able to "save as" a .odf or .doc.
DeftAndEvil, I agree with BubblyMac: I also have no problem with somebody putting up a half-finished work or just a treatment if what you're seeking is criticism/help/suggestions.
In response to the critique of fanfic, I've got to say I have never read any and don't see myself ever wanting to. I most certainly do not see myself writing any, at least in the popular format. It is simply, to me, a less attractive genre. Sure, I guess it's okey, just not something I'd spend a lot of time on.
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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2012-02-27 02:56:32 Reply

There's a difference between a complete work and work with effort. Even if you're not finished, or you need help revising, you need to put in the effort! Help us help you. I think NG writing forum is one of the writing websites where newbies can learn the ropes and more experienced writers can get help. Writing forum ftw!


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2012-02-27 17:37:47 Reply

At 13 hours ago, Anabioo wrote: Greetings and salutations to the writing forum lounge users!

Salam.

I am here to help and recive help (but mostly help). I am glad to have a place to talk with people like Coop and Deathcon. I hope to get to know you guys better.

You should be seeing a lot more of me, now that I'm taking a more active role. Coop is the mod around here, so you'll always see him when it matters, and sometimes, too, when it doesn't. As a whole though you'll want to get to know the whole group in here. It's pretty small now, so now is the best chance to mingle with the "regulars."

DeftAndEvil, I agree with BubblyMac: I also have no problem with somebody putting up a half-finished work or just a treatment if what you're seeking is criticism/help/suggestions.

Deft isn't arguing this fact. Him and I share similar views in this regard. If someone is posting up a barely work piece because they need help, fine. Post some supporting details: what's the issue, what's the objective, what's not working. The problem arises when these 250 word ramblings, typed straight into the post box, show up in the forum. There's no supporting details, no context, nothing. Given that this forum is in its infancy, we want to increase quality of threads, over quantity of threads. Plus, in trying to attract more quality critics and enthusiasts, this low level of quality just doesn't fly.

In response to the critique of fanfic, I've got to say I have never read any and don't see myself ever wanting to. I most certainly do not see myself writing any, at least in the popular format. It is simply, to me, a less attractive genre. Sure, I guess it's okey, just not something I'd spend a lot of time on.

It's not always so bad. It's like writing with training wheels. Eventually you should move on to your own creative endeavors, but starting with fan fiction is in no way a detriment to a writer's growth. Again, the caveat being that they don't grow beyond just writing fan fiction.

Sorry if the post was too long. BTW, I made a new sig pic. How you guys like it?

For the most part we're writers. Compared to the average length of posts, yours would actually be considered fairly short :P

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2012-02-27 23:44:10 Reply

I see what you are saying, Deathcon. Sometimes it is annoying when something is posted without any context. That is not what the forums are for. Then again, I am not really sure the forums are really for finished work either (I would put finished work somewhere else, like my blog or in published (print) medium). The NG writing forums are good for what is so characteristic of NG: collaboration. A prime example would be writing of collaborative poetry such as renga. I just started a thread for that specifically. I think forums are good for sport writing -- writing for fun. That, of course, does not mean anything goes; it does not mean anyone can just slap down a few words "for fun" up here. This place isn't just for writing, but for reading as well, and no one wants to read something that looks like a pile of dung.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2012-02-27 23:55:47 Reply

Anyone think we should have some kind of Writing Forum contest? Just to spark interest and maybe bring in some people who don't usually visit.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2012-02-28 00:10:43 Reply

At 7 minutes ago, BubblyMac wrote: Anyone think we should have some kind of Writing Forum contest? Just to spark interest and maybe bring in some people who don't usually visit.

Ho boy. Here we go. I hate brainstorming, but it's all for the best.
First off, we will need Coop or someone in on this to get it big enough for people who don't usually visit the Writing Forums. At the very least it needs to be put on the official NG calender.
As for the nature of the contest, what'll it be? Like a collaborative effort to complete one story? Or a battle of short stories? Exempli gratia, Entry one: [story about Bob vs Steve, Bob, the hero, wins] Entry Two: [Bob stumbles into the world of Henry, the second competitor's hero, and the two duke it out] etc. Or will it be a simple "500 words min, 1,000 max, theme=whatever, have at it, yadda yadda yadda" sort of competition? As a response to your first question, BubblyMac: Yes.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2012-02-28 00:35:45 Reply

At 35 minutes ago, BubblyMac wrote: Anyone think we should have some kind of Writing Forum contest? Just to spark interest and maybe bring in some people who don't usually visit.

I don't know. Since we're trying to improve the quality of works posted here, this may not be a good idea. As I remember, the contests drew in writers, but most submissions were highly unpolished and quite raw.

Maybe to discourage last minute writing we could make it a sort of apply to participate thing? You wouldn't need to have any qualifications, but having a separate deadline for applying would make sure that those who submit have taken some time to think about what they're doing. It may be worth revisiting.

Also, Tom mentioned some sort of surprise. Do we think it could be the Lit Portal, or just some random game or movie they've been working on?


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2012-02-28 01:04:41 Reply

At 32 minutes ago, Anabioo wrote: Then again, I am not really sure the forums are really for finished work either (I would put finished work somewhere else, like my blog or in published (print) medium).

Is work ever finished? Even if you think it is, it can still be reviewed and critiqued and even validated.

The NG writing forums are good for what is so characteristic of NG: collaboration. A prime example would be writing of collaborative poetry such as renga. I just started a thread for that specifically. I think forums are good for sport writing -- writing for fun.

Forum games aren't allowed on NG (or so I've heard), especially something like this. The 2-word story, the limericks, and also especially the RPs (role-playing fiction) are heavily discouraged and I think they are also banned. They aren't allowed because they don't stimulate writing talent. If you want to write for fun, then I think posting on your page is where it should go, not on the Writing Forum where attention would be diverted from writers who seek help.

As for writing contests, there were three big ones in July, September, and October (100 dollar first prize). The results to the February 2011 Writing Forum writing contests were finally available a few months ago. Fro supposedly collected the results from the March/April 2011 Writing Contest about 4 weeks ago, but I don't know when the results are coming up. There will probably be a writing contest for Pico Day in April, so mark that on your calender. I think Deathcon is also heading his own Writing contest on the forum. Right now, all we can do is wait and keep writing.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2012-02-28 03:07:59 Reply

At 1 hour ago, DeftAndEvil wrote: Forum games aren't allowed on NG (or so I've heard), especially something like this.

Renga writing isn't a forum game, is it? I could be wrong. Plus, I re-read all the forum rules in the NG wiki and found nothing against forum games or lighthearted threads.
:If you want to write for fun, then I think posting on your page is where it should go, not on the Writing Forum where attention would be diverted from writers who seek help.
OK, point valid. But that is a lot harder: gets hardly any attention.

As for writing contests, there were three big ones in July, September, and October (100 dollar first prize). The results to the February 2011 Writing Forum writing contests were finally available a few months ago. Fro supposedly collected the results from the March/April 2011 Writing Contest about 4 weeks ago, but I don't know when the results are coming up. There will probably be a writing contest for Pico Day in April, so mark that on your calender. I think Deathcon is also heading his own Writing contest on the forum. Right now, all we can do is wait and keep writing.

Pardon my ignorance, I didn't know, being new and all. How were these contests structured?


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2012-02-28 03:54:35 Reply

To your first point: the writing forum has its own rules which is why it's better than general and also less seizure-inducing.

Your second point: if something is fun, the attention it gets is irrelevant.

Third point: the official NG contests had no structure; your story just needed to be relevant and legible. Same thing with the writing forum contests, except they had more theme and a word limit. I have no idea how deathcon's contest will be structured.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2012-02-28 08:23:53 Reply

At 8 hours ago, Anabioo wrote:
At 7 minutes ago, BubblyMac wrote: Anyone think we should have some kind of Writing Forum contest? Just to spark interest and maybe bring in some people who don't usually visit.
First off, we will need Coop or someone in on this to get it big enough for people who don't usually visit the Writing Forums. At the very least it needs to be put on the official NG calender.

Well, as soon as one comes up, I'll be in contact with Tom to get it put on the calendar. I think that the main issue is getting some sort of structure determined - Deathcon is working one a project there, so if you want to bounce some ideas off him, feel free to do so via PM. Sadly, my time is mostly taken up by cricket and social stuff at the moment, so while I'll be adding to the contests in a minor capacity and (hopefully) taking part or judging, I can't commit either way at present.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2012-02-28 15:46:07 Reply

At 6 hours ago, Coop wrote: Well, as soon as one comes up, I'll be in contact with Tom to get it put on the calendar. I think that the main issue is getting some sort of structure determined - Deathcon is working one a project there, so if you want to bounce some ideas off him, feel free to do so via PM...

I'm working on a monthly workshop/competition program at the moment. Any input can be PM'd to me, or you can reach me through Oovoo/Skype using username geovanie.ruiz or e-mail me.

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2012-03-02 14:31:37 Reply

hey everyone! I have never posted on the writing forum and thought this would be a good place to go.

first let me introduce myself, I'm obviously pvt-blasto, and have been on newgrounds for quite a while now. I did some animation hobby projects a while ago and lately i've been working on my graphic novel. I wanted to share with you the graphic novel i've been working on and maybe talk about writing related stuff!

just to clear the air a bit, yes this is a bit of a shameless plug... but don't hate me yet...

my comic:
http://www.daveswurld.com/

the reason i'm posting this here, is because i consider myself more of a writer then i do an artist (as you can plainly see) and i honestly care a lot about my writing and writing in general when it comes to comics, cartoons, movies, and the like.

the comic itself is about a child-like being named Dave who lives in an empty universe. it is about his personal growth as he learns the cruel facts of life and death. Those are the general heavy points, but it is generally a positive story about taking things in stride and growing up.

let me know what you think! and if you feel this is the wrong place to put this, by all means flame me, i do not want to give anyone bad impressions.

thanks!


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2012-03-02 16:58:51 Reply

Welcome aboard.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2012-03-03 16:52:31 Reply

At 1 day ago, pvt-blasto wrote: hey everyone! I have never posted on the writing forum and thought this would be a good place to go.

first let me introduce myself, I'm obviously pvt-blasto, and have been on newgrounds for quite a while now. I did some animation hobby projects a while ago and lately i've been working on my graphic novel. I wanted to share with you the graphic novel i've been working on and maybe talk about writing related stuff!

just to clear the air a bit, yes this is a bit of a shameless plug... but don't hate me yet...

my comic:
http://www.daveswurld.com/

the reason i'm posting this here, is because i consider myself more of a writer then i do an artist (as you can plainly see) and i honestly care a lot about my writing and writing in general when it comes to comics, cartoons, movies, and the like.

the comic itself is about a child-like being named Dave who lives in an empty universe. it is about his personal growth as he learns the cruel facts of life and death. Those are the general heavy points, but it is generally a positive story about taking things in stride and growing up.

let me know what you think! and if you feel this is the wrong place to put this, by all means flame me, i do not want to give anyone bad impressions.

thanks!

Welcome to the writing forum.

In my opinion, I think the writers who get the most out of this forum are those that return and participate again and again. You get double respect for helping other authors with their writing questions as opposed to just getting advice from writers. Basically, the more you participate the better we learn what kind of writer you are and can provide better feedback.

We generally like to see people refer to their work as posted on Newgrounds through posts or through their personal pages. With a graphic novel, I understand there may be limitations to consider (although even then, I myself used the flash portal to upload my graphic novel series "Wishbone"). But I really like seeing stuff written, I guess, in the context of what Newgrounds provides.

Anyway, I hope you find this place useful. Remember when asking for help, just be specific, be open-minded, and respectful of everyone.

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2012-03-03 18:10:37 Reply

I just wanted to do a small update on the Anthology.

All's well. Everything's been edited and compiled and formatted. all we need is cover art and we're done.

Yayz!

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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2012-03-03 20:36:55 Reply

Good time of day to you, good people.

My handle here on Newgrounds has been MrDark01234 since I cared enough to create one, though my name to be found elsewhere is Iker Rivercast (another username I use a lot is SpotXSpot).

Right now I think of writing as a hobby, though I do eventually want to pursue it in a more serious fashion-- the key 'breakout' writing event for me personally was last year's NaNoWriMo, in which I managed to score over 100k words (though, to be fair, it wasn't strictly my first time, as I had also done that year's August Camp NaNo). Through this, I managed to meet a bunch of wonderful people who share a passion in writing, so I hope I will find people of a similar mindset here.

Right now, I don't really have any projects I'm overly excited about, though I am running a vaguely-weekly couple of serials over at my blog (the most recent chapters of which, incidentally, are set to be completed somewhere over the next day or two). However, I do have an extensive backlog of ideas, a few of which I've experimented around with but never really gotten anything too concrete out of. Occasionally, though, I do gradually try to work and get more out of those.

As for this community, I must confess I've not seen too much of it before, but I will try and make whatever effort I can to contribute to it. For the moment, I'm going to try and leaf (is that term even vaguely appropriate?) through some of these posts to see if I can get a better idea of what goes on around here. So, I suppose I'll be seeing you around!


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2012-03-03 23:37:41 Reply

I want to ask a few questions:
If someone is thinking about writing a book, what is the first thing they should do?
How should they go about getting their book distributed?
If they are readying the book for print by their self, what applications are recommended?

If you guessed that the "someone" was me, you guessed right. I was thinking about using MS Office Publisher, but I do not own it, and Word can't figure out "Oh, he wants to fold the page in half, so I should put page one here, page two on this other sheet...." Of course, if I simply let someone else (i.e. a publisher) do final designs for me, I'd not have to worry about it, but I do not want to do that. I was thinking about distributing it myself, mostly online on places like Amazon and physically to people I know, but I don't know how to copyright protect my work.
Thanks!


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2012-03-04 03:14:12 Reply

At 1 day ago, pvt-blasto wrote:
my comic:
http://www.daveswurld.com/

Out of curiosity, Who made that website?

At 3 hours ago, Anabioo wrote: I want to ask a few questions:
If someone is thinking about writing a book, what is the first thing they should do?

Perhaps a whole book is jumping the gun a little. Have you written any short stories? These are a good place to start.

If you want to try for a book straight up, I guess the first thing you should do is think of a fucking awesome idea.

Self Publishing is probably the easier way to go. you can write whatever you want that way.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2012-03-04 18:23:06 Reply

At 3 hours ago, Anabioo wrote: I want to ask a few questions:
If someone is thinking about writing a book, what is the first thing they should do?
Perhaps a whole book is jumping the gun a little. Have you written any short stories? These are a good place to start.

If you want to try for a book straight up, I guess the first thing you should do is think of a fucking awesome idea.

Self Publishing is probably the easier way to go. you can write whatever you want that way.

Come to think about it, a collection of short stories published as a book would be perfect. Thanks for the tips. Do you know where I could go to get advice for self publishing?


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2012-03-04 18:25:17 Reply

At 18 hours ago, Anabioo wrote: I want to ask a few questions:
If someone is thinking about writing a book, what is the first thing they should do?
How should they go about getting their book distributed?
If they are readying the book for print by their self, what applications are recommended?

I'd stick away from applications, myself and I'd have a look at lulu, which is an online publishing resource. Rather than print the manuscript yourself and try to distribute, which could give the book a decidedly amateurish look to it all, you could quite get it ready for publication, advertise it and having set your own price, you get profits, when people buy books.


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Hello! I'm Kit Harrison, and I guess this is the best place to introduce myself. I'm a British writer and gamer, and I try to do my part to cater to both interests, not least through contributing to forums and generally larking about on the internet.

My claim to writing fame, I suppose, is MoaBG (pronounced "mow-ah-bee-gee", and standing for "Musings of a British Gamer") which is my personal blog/site that plays host to all manner of content I've produced, be it written, spoken, drawn or created and uploaded to YouTube and (maybe one day, if I get a dab hand at Flash in on my little act) Newgrounds.

Here's the clincher: MoaBG will be updated every single day, regardless of what's happened, how busy I am or what little I have to talk about. There are bound to be a few days where I can't think of anything to say, but I've kept my once-a-day promise going since May 23rd 2011, and I'm not going to let up now!

I also run a weekly, if somewhat unviewed, YouTube series called The Pixel Show, which takes a brief unscripted look at three gaming issues a week. Its theme music is by Lil Deuce Deuce, who did the music for asdfmovie4, so that's something to write home about, I guess!

I've also tried my hand at screenwriting, and a concept for a sci-fi comedy is currently on its way to the BBC for consideration. I hope I can make an impact here on the BBS, and I greet you all with a hearty hello!


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2012-03-04 22:27:07 Reply

A hearty hello indeed, Kit. You will always (probably) be welcome here. Just leave your blog to your sig as much as you can, and we'll all get along fine. I am tempted to look up that link, by the way.


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2012-03-04 22:29:18 Reply

At 39 seconds ago, Anabioo wrote: A hearty hello indeed, Kit. You will always (probably) be welcome here. Just leave your blog to your sig as much as you can, and we'll all get along fine. I am tempted to look up that link, by the way.

Oh, of course. I wasn't explicitly trying to plug it, but there wasn't much of a better way to introduce myself to the Writing section of the forum without giving it at least a passing mention - it's pretty much the nexus of me on the Internet, and so if you wanted to see a bit of my writing you're best headed there. Thank you for the kind welcome, and I hope indeed we all get along!


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2012-03-04 22:35:42 Reply

At 3 minutes ago, KitFez wrote: Oh, of course. I wasn't explicitly trying to plug it, but there wasn't much of a better way to introduce myself to the Writing section of the forum without giving it at least a passing mention - it's pretty much the nexus of me on the Internet, and so if you wanted to see a bit of my writing you're best headed there. Thank you for the kind welcome, and I hope indeed we all get along!

Well, I did not mean you did anything wrong introducing yourself with it. (I am pretty sure that's how my intro went, but who's going to look that up? Not me.) I did look up your blog. An appealing one it is. But could you tell me how it is powered by blogger and not "moabg.blogspot.com" but "moabg.com"? (I think it'd be cool to get my own domain for my blogger blog.)


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2012-03-04 22:43:31 Reply

At 3 minutes ago, Anabioo wrote: Well, I did not mean you did anything wrong introducing yourself with it. (I am pretty sure that's how my intro went, but who's going to look that up? Not me.) I did look up your blog. An appealing one it is. But could you tell me how it is powered by blogger and not "moabg.blogspot.com" but "moabg.com"? (I think it'd be cool to get my own domain for my blogger blog.)

If you head into your blog's settings, and go to Settings > Basic, there's a section called "Blog Address" that will then allow you to purchase a URL for your blog. In the case of my blog, it's around £10 a year. Your existing blog address (www.BLOGNAME.blogspot.com) will automatically redirect to the new URL, so you don't have to worry about notifying your readers too much of the big move.

Thank you for saying it is good! You have no idea how much it means to me when people say my content is worth viewing!


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Response to Writing Forum Lounge 2012-03-06 04:42:51 Reply

I'm not exactly new to NG, but I've been gone for about a year, and I rarely scour the BBS. I'm John, normally go by "John_234." I admin on a zombie survival site, do some work on DeviantArt and FF.net. Not a spectacularly good writer, but I'm always looking to improve. Nice to see an active writer's community.


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