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    After Much Roaming..

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Noesiv, Dec 24, 2008.

    I have actually decided to introduce myself. Karol or Suv are one of the 'names' that I can be referred to. I joined this site in hoping to better improve my writing, and learn to efficiently critique others works as well. It has been long since I've done so as it is one of my passions. Its quite saddening to know that I have not done such in so long.

    I find myself at ease when other people critique my work, I believe improvement is always lovely. I hope to make my stay permanent. Adios~
     
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    Hello, and welcome to the forum, Karol. It sounds like you're the type of person who likes to learn and to help others learn. I'm sure you'll fit in nicely.
     
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    greetings, and welcometo the site
     
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    Hello Karol, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    It's good to be comfortable about receiving critique, but it's also important to learn to give it. Otherwise, you will not have the perspective to best utilize the advice offered.

    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 reviewing as a critical 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). 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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