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  1. Pus In Boots
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    Hello. Bonjour. Ciao. здравствулте! |-|3££0

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Pus In Boots, Oct 25, 2008.

    Don't mind me, just another newbie craving attention. Like most people here, I've joined these forums to learn more about writing and to offer up my works so frequently they reach the point where they become so frustrating everyone gets themselves permanently barred from the site just so they don't have to put up with my incessant gibberish.

    Well, something like that.

    I have an interest in journalism- gaming, specifically. I've written articles for indie web magazines and websites. I have always wanted to write a full-fledged novel and certainly have the ideas and the creativity, but I need some advice on aspects of fictional writing techniques. I live in the UK and like toast.
     
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    Hello PiB, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Posting your own work should not be the very first thing you do here. It is really worthwhile 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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    I've had pus in my boots before. It was a total drag. A few weeks of antibiotics cleared it up though.

    Welcome! :D
     
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    Greetings! (I perceive there is more males than females joining the forum.Unprecedented.)
     
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    Thanks guys, I'll keep that stuff in mind. (Especially the pus part. Thanks for that.)
     

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