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    *Gasp* FINALLY here!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by KelKutThroat, Dec 3, 2009.

    Well I’ve had a right kafuffle getting here! When I finally joined I was just reading around but when I wanted to share my opinions my internet died on me, and continued to torture me for 30 or more days. Gr!

    Anyway, hi everyone! Thought I’d introduce myself, I’m really no good at these things though um, well my name is Kelsey, sixteen and currently in the middle of writing a novel, I’m really looking forward to reading everyone’s stories and obviously posting my views (although I can’t correct a lot, since I’m probably just as bad as said person haha) I’ll hopefully be posting some extracts of my own book too!

    I guess that’s all… looking forward to speaking to all of you.

    Kelsey :eek:
     
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    Welcome to the WF Kelsey
    glad you finally made it :D
     
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    Welcome to the forum. :)

    Please have a look through the Forum Rules, and the FAQ as a start. Then take a leisurely stroll through the different areas of the forum to get your bearings. Once you have a good idea where everything, come and say hello in the Lounge or have a look at the items already up for review in the Review section.

    Please remember that as a full participation workshop, you are required to give two (2) constructive reviews of posted items prior to posting your own work. Remember that two is only a minimum. Feel free to give as many reviews as you please. The more you give, the more you get.

    We are also a flame-free location and we do not host pie fights either.

    Have fun! :D
     
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    Okay will do. Thanks for replying :D
     
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    Hello Kelkut, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Before you can get critique, you must first give critique. This is not just a quid pro quo, it is because improving your critiquing skills is the primary focus of the Review Room workshop. Improving your critiquing skills will improve your ability to find and fix weaknesses in your own writing.

    But posting your own writing for comment should not be among the very first things you do here anyway. 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.

    Also, be aware that posting a piece of writing on any public site, including this one, will greatly diminish your chances of selling it for publication. Removing the writing later does not alter that fact - once posted, it is irreversibly considered published. So do not post anything more than a small excerpt of any piece you are planning to submit for publication.

    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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    Hi There Kelsey, glad you finally made it here!
     
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