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    Hello Brave World!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bikingman, Nov 23, 2010.

    Hello Everybody!

    The names Dan Patterson, I'm not writing an autobiography because I don't feel it necessary. Instead I'm going to write a quick story.

    This morning I woke up with a beautiful lady. She was cloaked in her natural attire hospital bound for her noble work. I handed her the only clean glass, a beer mug, filled with black Chai Tea. She always prefers this elixir following sleepless nights. After her depart, took the recycling out and sat down to write "The Anatomy of an Avocado." Since then I have guzzled down enough coffee to keep me awake for days, taken my usual steadfast bicycle route and finished a few casual errands.

    Hope everyone is doing well. I've joined this site in order to further my writing - hope it will help and look forward to chatting with you all!

    Cheers!
     
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    Welcome Dan. :)
    You haven't written an autobiography? Darn it :p
     
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    Hi and welcome!
     
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    Hello Daniel, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Review Room before you post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on 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 the RPG forum for improvisational fiction. Also try 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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    Hi, Daniel :D Have fun here!
     
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    Thanks!

    If I could shake hands with you all I would, cheers everybody!
     
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    Hey and welcome, Dan!
     

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