1. Sinful Desire
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    'Ello! I'm new! ^_^

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sinful Desire, Mar 4, 2009.

    Hey there all!

    I had a question, is there a forum on here that allows you to ask for help on like, getting a story started? If there is, would someone please direct me to it? Thanks! :-D
     
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    There are a few avaliable sinful. You have to post up two or more helpful reviews of other people's work (in the review forum) before seeking any feedback on your own. If you just need some ideas or similar aid getting started, a trip through the 'Writing Issues' forums may be just the thing.

    Welcome to WF!
     
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    Oh, that's right, I knew I had forgotten something, and that something was the reviews!

    Thanks for the welcome! :-D
     
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    You are fine posting before you do any reviews, just don't post your own work for a review. You can still hit up the lounges and contests and writing help areas.
     
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    Hello Sinful, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    The Writing Issues forum is ideal for asking general questions about various aspects of writing.

    But posting your own writing 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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    Hi and welcome! :)
     

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