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    Greetings

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TheBigRedDog, Aug 18, 2008.

    Hello everybody!

    I've just joined the forum in the hope of getting a few more comments on what I write than I get from my friends when I've posted to LiveJournal (which amount to roughly zero). I've been writing little bits and pieces for a long time, but have never had much feedback so it's hard to judge how well I'm doing.

    I'm hoping this year to join in with NanoWrimo and in the meantime am practicing writing short, 500-1000 word character sketches and set pieces. I haven't got any real stories yet - I'm working up to that :)

    I've just posted two pieces to the General Fiction area in Short Stories (I hope that's where they belong) and would really appreciate any comments.

    See ya
    Tom
     
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    Welcome to the forums, Tom! This is the place to be if you want feedback on your work, trust me. Hope you enjoy it here (I know you will!).
     
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    Hello Tom, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Posting your own work should generally not be the very first thing you do here. It is really worthwhile 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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    Hi Dog. Good luck with NanoWrimo. And welcome. :)
     
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    Welcome to the forums :) I'm hoping to do NaNoWriMo this year too :)
     
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    Welcome to the forum, lots of good folks around these parts that will help you with your writing.
     

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