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    A rainy day in Buckinghamshire..

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Willowgreen, Jan 6, 2011.

    and I am sat at my computer, looking for a bit of inspiration. Having just signed up to do an Open University course, 'an introduction to writing fiction', I thought I should perhaps find some support somewhere. This place looks like it could be friendly, so here I am.
    My name is Willow, and I am an independant retailer with a small business in a nearby town.
    I am looking to expand my network, and have somewhere to test out my writings..
     
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    Hi, welcome to the forum from another new Brit.
     
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    Welcome. :)
    It is rather rainy.
     
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    Hi Willow :)

    I'm new here too. Welcome. This place is really great and I am sure you'll gain a lot from being here - I have been learning a lot since joining.

    Good luck with your course!
     
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    Thanks everyone. just finding my way around, and looking forward to some connstructive critisism of my writing..
     
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    Welcome, Willow!

    You should fit in just fine here! I look forward to learning from you and hopefully helping you!
     
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    Hi and welcome! :D
     
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    I'm a tad further North just be glad it isn't snowing yet lol Hasn't reached us yet but is definitely on the hills.
     
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    So, where do I start? I have made one comment on a short story, but what would you recommend?
     
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    Browse the threads and respond to any you wish, review/critique people's writing.. Up to you really. :) But you must review two pieces of writing in The Review Room before you can post your own writing. Enjoy the forum!
     
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    Welcome to the WF. :)

    Eunoia is right, you have to review twice before posting anything of yours. Have a look around the forums, too. People usually go to the Lounge to start. It's a good place to have a look around in. :D
     
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    Hello Willow, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Review Room before you post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on 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.

    Also, be aware that posting a piece of writing on any public site, including this one, will greatly diminish your chances of selling it for publication. Removing the writing later does not alter that fact - once posted, it is irreversibly considered published. So do not post anything more than a small excerpt of any piece you are planning to submit for publication.

    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 the RPG forum for improvisational fiction. Also try 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!
     

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