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    About time

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SpecifyIt, Jun 24, 2009.

    Hey guys,

    It's about time I actually posted an introduction. About me:

    I'm new. I enjoy creative writing, particularly fantasy/horror/sci-fi. I'm 18 and I'm from the UK. Currently unemployed and bored with life. Let's hope I can funnel that time into something creative. Productivity ftw!

    Thank you for having me here, I love it!

    Thanks for reading and take care!
     
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    You said ftw! Ftw!
     
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    Hello SpecifyIt, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Posting your own work 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.

    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 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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    Makes perfect sense. I've already commented a few, and will do some more after. I've made one thread in the review section, and plan to keep it that way for a while. I'm not going to post work and not give critiques to others. That's not how I roll. A little tired at the minute, but I'll definitely give some later. For the record, the reason I've not given constructive replies to some is because I haven't found a problem with the story but enjoyed it enough to tell them so.

    Thank you both for the replies and thanks for the welcome.

    :)
     

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