1. Mike Nemesis
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    Another generic hello post

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mike Nemesis, Nov 14, 2008.

    Hi my names Mike. I used to write quite a bit when i was younger and had a few minor short stories published in magazines and anthologies however then stopped writting but since coming yo university I've got back into it.

    My writing tends to be quite dark or fantasy related. Hoping to improve my writing style and that everyone can put up with my grammar skills which are slightly lacking :p
     
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    Hello Mike, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    We'll only start ripping the grammar when the time comes for you to post something for critique.

    But posting your own work should not be the very first thing you do here. It is really worthwhile 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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    Thats a pretty good idea and i always enjoy reading others work and an insight into different writting styles.
     
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    Welcome to the forums!
     

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