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    an introduction

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PS Foster, Apr 1, 2009.

    Hi! I'm PS Foster, just joined. Not a great writer, but I love to do it!

    At present I'm trying to rewrite my crappy NaNoWriMo novel. Maybe it will make sense someday. I belong to other writing sites, too, so I hope I don't get confused and come off looking like a total idiot.

    I'm looking forward to making some new friends and having a good time.
     
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    Welcome to WF!

    My first suggestion on your "crappy NaNoWriMo novel" would be to strive for simply rewriting it as your "NaNoWriMo novel"; I think it will be better recieved by the masses in that form ;)
     
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    Hi and welcome! :)
     
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    Hey Foster...Welcome to WF..hope to see you around.
     
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    Hello PS, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    NaNoWriMo is an interesting exercise, but it really did not suit my temperament. To simply churn out text without having time to go back and make changes as they occured to me ended up distracting me to the point I couldn't move forward. I'm doing much better without the meat-grinder approach.

    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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    Welcome! Nano novels are always fun to try to rewrite.. they never seem to make sense when you go back over them and you're like, 'why did I write this again?' and then you have to get it all sorted out and basically rewrite the entire thing anyways. Always fun.
     
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    Thanks, all, for the welcome. I appreciate it.

    I plan on looking the site over real good. I don't want to miss anything!

    On my NaNo novel, I started out trying to write well, but then time was an issue, so mostly short scenes and vague ideas got shoved in there. I made it at a little over 50,000 words, but the story wasn't finished. I've had a good laugh rereading it!
     

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