1. Millie
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    'ello...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Millie, Jun 27, 2008.

    hey everyone, just wanted to post here first... must say i'm a little nervous about posting some pieces on here, but very very excited as well...

    just a few questions
    1. so would the best idea for posting something rather big be to just start a new thread in the fiction section and hope for the best?
    2. what is everyone's take on betas?
    3. what can i expect as far as reviews?

    thanks so much!
    mills
     
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    Hello Millie, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    You can look over the reviews for other people's work to get an idea of what is expected. In fact, you will have to post a couple reviews yourself before putting up your own work, as explained below.

    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.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
     
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    Hi Millie! Welcome to WF :)
     
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    Welcome. :)
    As Cog suggested, you should check out the forum to get an idea of how things work around here.
     
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    Hello there...Welcome to The Forums! :)
     
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