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    Hello, all

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Liquid Nature, Oct 5, 2009.

    Hello all, I am a 17 year old - male, and I have been browsing this forum (its poetry section quite exstensively ;) ) for a couple of days now, and have decided to become a part of the community.

    For any who decide to welcome me to this forum, I thank you in advance - both for the kind words (I'm assuming), and for what I have had the oppurtunity to view.

    Writing, in all of its essence, is a beautiful art form - and I look forward to sharing it with you.

    Thanks again :),

    LN
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forums. I apologize beforehand if I annoy you with my Bruce Lee philosophy on writing, you'll most likely hear me ramble it off a few million times. Ahh, free speech.

    Anyhow, welcome to the forums, hope you find a home with us.
     
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    Nahh, I wont be annoyed...too much ;).
    Actually, I am fairly familiar with his philosophy and his martial-art of Jeet Kune Do. I did some research on it a while back. Isnt that the "way without a way" philosophy?

    Anyways, thanks for the welcome :)
     
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    Hello Liquid Nature, 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.

    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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    Hello LN,

    Welcome to the forums.
     
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    Hey LN, hope you stick around and are happy here, and enjoy and can take something from the forums! Hope to see you around :)
     
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    welcome!
     
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    Hello and welcome :cool:
     

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