1. spaceshipsss
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    hello, bonjour, hola, ciao...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by spaceshipsss, Feb 5, 2009.

    I've just recently re-found my love for writing.

    I highly doubt I'll actually post any of my stories or anything soon; I still have yet to find my write techniques. But I am really excited to read what everyone else has to write in the hopes that it will make me a better, more unique writer later. I have my whole life to work out the kinks! :)

    My friend is a photographer - very excellent, at that - and he posts his photos for reviews on photography websites, and he and I were talking about our own little hobbies, and he told me to try to find a writing forum. He told me it can only make me exponentially better, so here I am.

    I just have no idea how any of this works. I'm hoping for someone to show me the ropes?
     
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    Hello SpaceShip, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Posting your own work should not be among the very first things you do here anyway. 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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    Welcome.

    I'm Cogito's stalker, also known as BG_Hambone.

    If you need a review (or a stalker) let me know.
     
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    Hey spaceshipsss! Welcome to the WF!

    You sound like the type of person who has an interest in RPG...

    Nice to meet you
    - Jack
     
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    zomg the ropes were shown by cog! nooo!
    see ya round spaceship~ hope you get everything you can from your stay here.
     

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