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    Greetings!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kangi, Feb 24, 2011.

    I have lived 42 years. I have two grown sons (20 and 23). I am married and live in North Idaho. I have always put pen to paper (fingers to keyboard) to express myself the best. I am pursuing my craft now as it has been on hold for 24 years. I have journaled and mused but only that over the last two and a half decades. In recent weeks I have taken certain steps to "get serious" about my writing.

    I am looking for a group of like minded people to look at what comes from in me and tell me what you think. In return, I humbly offer my opinions as far as they may be useful and the rest discarded.

    Looking forward to getting to know you...
     
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    Know where you're coming from. I put my writing on hold for years while I was bringing up family. It's always been there in small ways, but a few years ago, kids grown, I also vowed to 'get serious'.
    So glad I did.

    Hope you stick to it, you've got a lot of enjoyment (and agony) ahead. Good luck with it.
     
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    Thanks, Evelon! Looking forward to it!
     
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    Welcome to the forum! :)
     
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    Thanks, Art!
     
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    Welcome to the WF.
     
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    Hi Gigi! I also was a Packers fan this year! You are a real fan I am sure!
     
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    Welcome. :)
     
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    Thanks, Eunoia! Nice to meet you!
     
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    Hello Kangi, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Writing Workshop 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 Writing Workshop, 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 Writing Workshop, 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 Writing Workshop 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 Writing Workshop 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!
     

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