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    Greetings and Salutations

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Doctor Tao, Dec 8, 2010.

    I have finally come to the conclusion that most of my RLF have absolutely no interest in reading, writing or, most importantly, discussing anything that remotely resembles fiction. Unfortunately for me (read as Very Fortunate for me), I was born with an implacatable imagination, a propensity for over-indulging in day dreams and an insatiable desire to write. I have avoided joining a forum because I have always felt that I could “go it alone”…rather stupid of me in retrospect. I am here hoping to find a peer group that enjoys not only a great story, but also appreciates all of the nuance, technique and style it takes to make so-so story exceptional. Cheers to an enlightening journey!
     
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    Welcome. :)
    You've certainly found the right place.
     
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    I think you just described everyone here-so now you get to make new friends who care!

    Welcome :)
     
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    Welcome! You came to the right place.
     
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    Welcome.
     
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    Well... perhaps not quite everyone... If that nuance, technique and style has anything to do with slavish dedication to editing to point of literary perfection count me out. However if it means telling a great story in the most interesting manner possible I'm in.

    Welcome fellow traveller. See you inside.

    Cheers,
     
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    Hello Doc, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Review Room before you post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on 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.

    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 the RPG forum for improvisational fiction. Also try 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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