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    Good Morning

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by booksmith, Jan 18, 2009.

    I have been writing most of my life and work at a newspaper, so I guess you could say I write for a living, although newspaper reporting is not the kind of writing I prefer!
    I mostly write poetry and short stories, and would like to one day COMPLETE a novel.
    I also read a lot - both popular literature and the classics.
    I live in the southern United States, which places me in the Bible belt community. It's lonely here. Enough said.
    I am hoping to network with other writers and discuss interesting issues.
    I will post on my blog as often as I can.
     
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    Hello Booksmith, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Posting your own work (other than in your blog) 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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    thanks

    Thanks for the advice. I will follow the rules and I actually like to read other writer's work. I also think it helps me with my own.
    Thanks for the warm welcome.
     
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    ya... i always thought alberta, canada sucked to live in so I can't even imagine the bible belt haha. tango on brotha!
     
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    Actually living in the Bible belt does supply some interesting ideas for characters. :)
     
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    If ya'll want some good ol' tennessee preachin' then this here's yer write-smith!
     

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