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    Greetings

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 0---TY---0, May 6, 2010.

    Hi there everyone, I'd just like to make it known that a newbie writer has entered among your ranks. Unfortunately for me, I have been going through two AP classes in my junior year of high school and as we are nearing the end of them I have discovered that my writing seems to stray from being creative to more official, which is something of a downer. I hope to gain my creativity back :)

    Anyhow, I am a newbie writer as I said before. I enjoy fantasy works, and hope to write them myself. I like the Redwall series, even after only reading two of the books (4 if you count the fact that the first three were a 3 in 1 sort of thing there) and the like.

    I recently watched How to Train Your Dragon and I found the story line to be absolutely perfect in my opinion. The balance of the sweet moments, the romance, and of course the action was pure poetry, and the ending left me feeling satisfied and very much like a character in the story who just witnessed the ending of one story and the beginning of something completely different which is for my mind to make up. I aspire to write all my books like this, as soon as I figure out the secret to what made the plot line of HTTYD so darn fantastic!

    Not only am I a writer, but I also draw and am an actor. I love pretty much everything in the arts and find myself adept at most of them, (dancing being the exception). But overall I just want to say that I will enjoy being among other writers, no matter what your tastes/styles, and I apologize for probably boring you with this lengthy introduction. It has to be that darn AP writing! Curse you college official-sounding language stuff!
     
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    Hello Oatie Ohs, 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 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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