1. Syn Opsis
    Offline

    Syn Opsis Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2009
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SoNJ

    Greetings!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Syn Opsis, Nov 2, 2009.

    Hello all.
    I found this forum through a Google search. Primarily because I was curious about writing styles, in particular the 'no quotes' dialog style a la Cormac McCarthy. In posting my query in the techniques section, I was pleased to read a number of thoughtful and biased (on all sides) opinions on the subject. I was not disappointed and, in fact, enjoyed the debate thoroughly. Now, I plan to stay and have a look around.

    James
     
  2. Cogito
    Offline

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    35,935
    Likes Received:
    2,043
    Location:
    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello James, 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!
     
  3. Grissom Barnes
    Offline

    Grissom Barnes Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Earth... Welcome! :)
    Hello, James.
    I'm also new here. Welcome to the site.
     
  4. Gigi_GNR
    Offline

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2009
    Messages:
    12,143
    Likes Received:
    250
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    welcome.
     
  5. Taylor Nicole
    Offline

    Taylor Nicole Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2009
    Messages:
    214
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Ohio
    hello and welcome! :]
     

Share This Page