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    Greetings, writers!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by King Hawk, Jul 13, 2010.

    I just found this forum and I am extremely excited to be able to converse digitally with all of you.

    Like many of you, I aspire to write a novel someday (soon), but I want to tweak my prose before I start my opus.

    I am also interested in making like-minded friends, so I plan on making a home here, if you all don't mind.

    My favorite genre is Fantasy/Sci-fi, and that is where my writing aspirations lie. I want to branch out into some other genres as well, for which I may pester you all with questions, since I am less read in those other areas.

    I hope to get to know you all soon!
     
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    Hello King Hawk, 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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    Welcome to the forums, Hawk. You sound like a really nice guy, I love forward to seeing you around!

    - Andy
     
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    Welcome King Hawk!

    I'm new here too. I plan to make a home here as well. Even though the boards seem awfully slow today.

    Welcome again. :)
    -writing.Geek.
     
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    Hello and welcome :)
     
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    Welcome.
     
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    Greetings and salutations, fellow newbie.

    May you become less new!
     
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    Welcome to the forums.
     
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    Welcome aboard! I like your avatar (or whatever those things are called.) I'm sure you will find a home here. It is quite exciting to see at least 500 people on at pretty much any given time. Or so it seems to me. We look forward to hearing more from you!
     

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