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    Greetings

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Amo_angelus, Aug 21, 2009.

    I'm new to the forum, obviously, and don't really know why I joined but the notion of a writing forum intregues me. Anyway, I'm currently working on the first in a series of novels that I will try and force myself to try and get published. I have always been a little self concious of letting someone read my work, but several people have encouraged me to at least attempt to get one of my stories published. I'm not sure my work is good enough, or interesting enough for anyone really to care all that much about reading it, but I have another lord know how many pages to write with this one, so that should be enough time to convince myself that this is a good idea and that I should do it.

    So...my name's Angel. Hello. I'm 22 years old and I like pink. Does that count as an introduction much?
     
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    welcome to the jungle, we've got fun and games.
     
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    We also listen to Guns n Roses by any chance?
     
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    Yes we do. Welcome.
     
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    Well that settles it, certainly a good forum to indulge in. Greetings my friends.
     
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    Hello Angel, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    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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    And multiple other genres of music. ;)

    Welcome Angel, have fun. :]
     
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    Thank you
     
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    Welcome Angel!

    Hope you will like the discussions here.
     
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    Welcome to the Forums Angel. You're sure to enjoy it here:)
     
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    Welcome Angel, (cool name btw) hope you will enjoy your time with us
     
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    Hello i am new here myself xxx
     

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