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    Greetings fellow travelers

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Pallas, Aug 29, 2009.

    Good day to all,

    I just happened upon this site after a quick search, as I was wondering if there was a more forum based writing site. Anyway, to be succinct for the sake of space and your time, I am mostly a casual writer I suppose, never liked the frustrating practice as a student in the many schools of our youth, but now I can appreciate it as a true art.

    I'll be sure to be active, well as much as extenuating circumstances will allow, and hope to learn and aide all the fellow travelers on this endeavor of writing. Good fortunes to all and many a worthy word to your work.
     
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    Hi and welcome to the asylum!
     
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    Thank you Rumpole, though it seems I am not privy to a rare welcome judging by the other welcomes threads you have visited, can I now expect a visit from Cogito as well?
     
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    Not a rare welcome, just one meant to make you think about writing. While there are some hard and fast rules of writing, many don't have a direct answer and ultimately depend on you as the creator of your literary world. Cog should be making an appearance soon enough. I will say this - try and leave our little virtual home here a wee bit better than you found it and give as often as you can while here.
     
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    Thank you, I try often, perhaps to my own misfortune to help as much as I can. Yes writing can be quite an interpersonal journey. I will take your words to heart, thank you again :)
     
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    Hello Pallas, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    (You knew it was coming - here it is. :))

    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.

    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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    Hey Pallas, it was delightful to meet you. You must have already analysed and discovered who all could be inviting you! That's a smart job. :)

    Anyway welcome to the forum and happy writing!
     
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    I suppose it is a rite of passage in these parts to muse through your wall of text, Cogito. Hence, I am exceedingly grateful and I will definitely follow your guide. In fact, I think I already posted to a thread in the lounge, haha, thank you again :)

    Thank you and greetings to you as well, payelk. Yes, my recon skills are quite advanced. :)

    Wishing you some prolific bouts of inspiration as well!
     
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    Pallas, my goodness sir we must welcome you in Greek fashion! Zorbo get my nannies new lamb!

    Zorbo- It is said and done master!

    Here you are oh great master of invaluable wisdom.
    *Offers roast goat as everyone starts dancing in Balkan sway.
     
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    haha, thank you for the offering and welcome; though my username refers to King Evander's son from The Aeneid.

    Thanks to all and good night :)
     

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