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