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    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Carloseph, Jun 16, 2009.

    Hello everyone! My name is Joseph, I'm a youngin' in Jersey, getting some writing and other stuff off the ground. I have a blog I'm trying to get more readers for, and am currently revising a few hundred projects. Revision, revision, revision. Hum.

    I'm also looking to seriously nanowrimo this year. Hooray!
     
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    Hello Joseph, 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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    Hey Joseph. I'm Hedge, but Greg works, too. So do you have any interests in particular genres or hobbies so far in terms of reading and writing? I'd like to see some of your work when you post it, which hopefully you. Eh, enjoy your path to literary enlightenment, and welcome to the Writing Forums. *pyrotechnics*
     
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    Thanks for the intro/welcome gents! I've been gravitating around the site awhile, I just have never had an account. I'm sorry if I jumped in too quick with the blog. Ho hum.

    My favorite genre so far is just flat out fiction. I can't pick anything yet, I'm still too busy trying it all! My next venture is a screenplay, normally I try for modern fiction with philosophical and sometimes sciencey undertones, and I like to dabble in poetry, and playwriting, and...well, I'm trying not to be too serious about anything yet =)

    I'm a huge fan of workshopping. I can't wait to get into and involved here!
     

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