1. MasakiMaiden
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    Hay Thur ;)

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MasakiMaiden, Dec 23, 2008.

    Well obviously I'm new here so I've just decided to post here since it's a place for new comers. :D

    And since I've noticed other posting information about them selves I will do the same. I'm a High School student from NY who enjoys writing and just isn't very good at it. I've been told that I have a gift for making up plots. I just happen to be very bad at writing out the rest of the story. D: . I figured this would be a good place to try and work on that. And to force myself to write more often :D. I'm an off and on RPer and I like Werewolf stories, though I'm willing to read just about anything. I also suck at gramma related things. o_O, It's just something that happens when you live in Brooklyn and went to public school there. Darn you commas. You're so difficult to use. D:

    So I guess that's it for intros :D
     
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    Howdy Masaki Maiden, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Yes, joining a writing site does help push you to write more often (if it doesn't merely chew up all your "free" time). You also can find plenty of inspiration.

    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.

    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 reviewing as a critical 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). 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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