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    Got another one.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ThePman220, Jun 18, 2009.

    Howdy all. I'm new here, as you might have gathered.

    I like to write, but so far seem unable to finish any single story due to a very short attention span and a love affair with strong coffee. My favored genre is science fiction, with a bend towards the hard stuff (though I do enjoy a good well-written space opera).

    I'm in my (very) late 20s and living in exile. In a manner of speaking. I'm American by birth, living in the southern hemisphere by act of wife.

    Yes I have indeed read the site's rules and FAQ, along with browsing around to get a look at the place for a few days before joining up. Hopefully I won't make a major faux-pas like I do at most parties.

    Anyways, looking forward to getting into the group.
     
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    Hello PMan, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Just in case you didn't hear this one already, 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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    Welcome aboard Pman!
     

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