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    Hello :D

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Beth.G, Apr 20, 2011.

    Hey everyone!

    My name is Beth and I'm 19 years old from Sydney, Australia.

    I've been a budding writer for the last few year, up to the point where I took Extension 2 English for my HSC, which meant I got to write my own short novella.

    My writing is mainly science fiction, although I have done a lot of postmodern philosophical ponderings too. I always love a little challenge here and there in my writing - one which I've come across recently too! After two and a half years of planning, I've just started writing my first novel. It's called Pulse.

    The reason I joined the forums is because I'm not only a writer, but an avid reader, and I heavily believe in helping others at the same time as being able to reflect on my own talent. Joining this forum, I hope to be able to do both :D

    So yeah, hey guys! :D
     
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    Hey Beth, and welcome. :)
     
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    Hello Beth, Welcome to the Creative Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Writing Workshop 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 Writing Workshop, 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 Writing Workshop, 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. We also impose a two-week waiting period before you may post writing for critique, to give you time to become familiar with what is expected and how the site operates. The Writing Workshop 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 Writing Workshop 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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    Welcome to the forums.
     
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    Welcome from me too.
     
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    Hello Beth, And welcome to the Writing Forums!! :)
     

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