1. sharnate85
    Offline

    sharnate85 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2010
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Currently Colorado

    Greetings!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sharnate85, Nov 24, 2010.

    Hello. I would first like to point out that I am no good at writing these things.. Ironic seeing as I am here because I want to write!
    I am currently working on what I hope to be a novel series, the details of which I am not ready to get into, it is still far too early to delve into such things. I would, however, like a bit of help getting started. I must admit that I did not get a chance to finish high school. (Circumstances far beyond my control) My favorite subject was literature while I was still able to attend, and I confess myself a bit rusty.
    I am a bit of a homebody, and as such, I have not been very social in my life. I have always found writing has been a great way for me to express myself in ways that I find myself unable to do in a situation where I have to speak. I hope to have my writing help me find my voice. I would really like to get out there a bit more and try to learn more and see more things in life.
    I can't really think of anything else to say here, so this is where I will end it. Please feel free to comment and/or PM me.
    :p
     
  2. 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! :)
     
  3. Trilby
    Offline

    Trilby Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2010
    Messages:
    2,098
    Likes Received:
    69
    Location:
    NE England
    Hello and welcome
     
  4. Eunoia
    Offline

    Eunoia Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2010
    Messages:
    4,395
    Likes Received:
    80
    Location:
    England
    Same.
    And welcome. :)
     
  5. Kitkatz
    Offline

    Kitkatz Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2010
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Waitakere, New Zealand
    Hello :) I'm new too :)
     
  6. Cogito
    Offline

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    35,935
    Likes Received:
    2,043
    Location:
    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Sharnate, 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!
     

Share This Page