1. Jamesbond2011
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    Hello all

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jamesbond2011, Mar 21, 2009.

    Hey, my name is James. I'm actually not sure why I'm coming onto these forums. I have tried getting my friends to look over the book I've written (will get into that in a second...lol), but no one seems to read it. I then decided to find somewhere that had people who weren't biased towards me to read some of my stuff.

    A little about myself: Never imagined myself writing anything...and do not plan on doing anything english-wise. I just know grammar very well...and these ideas just keep popping into my head. Lots of random ideas just pop up whenever I'm studying for my finals...lol

    Don't worry, I'm not posting the 27-30 chapter book I've written, but I do want some critique or advice on whether this would actually be a good book, whether my writing style is good, or whether i should give up on it (the book is the start of a 12 book series...again long story). I might throw out some other things like brainstorm ideas or other random things to see what people think.

    Anyway, before I drag this out too long, I'll start roaming around and see if there's anything I can comment on. Hopefully I can help someone somewhere in due time. :)
     
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    Hi and welcome! :)
     
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    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.

    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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    Hey there James, welcome to WF. Hope you get satisfactory reviews on your novel. :)
     

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