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    Hello, class.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Leeness, Jan 7, 2011.

    Number one fact about me: I'm a worrier. I worry about everything and it seems so trivial considering i've only just left my teen years. But, I really am Descartes' 'Evil Mad Scientist'. I like to be in control and feel confident everything is structured well, unlike a badly played game of Jenga! I suppose this is why I am currently in my final year at University studying psychology and not really doing anything to help 'boost my career' in the writing industry. You always hear the horror stories of how hard and unattainable a steady living is when your job is to produce words. However, the annual feeling of a 'fresh start' as the New Year commences has made me start to think otherwise. I'll be graduating in three months and will at least have some form of academic achievement, but why the heck should I not at least try and do the thing I actually want to do? Hopefully, joining a community like this will help!

    Oh... I'm Lee, by the way. I'm from Scotland and I must apologise for my ramblings. :redface:
     
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    I think the same way, man!
    I feel bad for people that don't have goals. :[
    I feel even worse for the ones that do have goals, but don't pursue them.

    Good luck to both of us! We shall become successful novelists :D

    Cheers,
    John.
     
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    There's always comfort in knowing you're not the only one!

    Good luck indeed! And as for becoming successful novelists? Here is hoping, John! :)
     
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    Oh I'm a worrier too.
    Welcome Lee. :)
     
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    Welcome to the WF. :)

    I'm definitely a worrier too. Not all the time, but still.
     
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    I fear 'worrying' may have to become a definitive characteristic of being a writer at this rate, haha!

    Thanks guys! :)
     
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    Hello Lee, 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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