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    Hello everybody!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by fr34k, Aug 30, 2010.

    Hi, I'm fr34k.

    I'm 19 years old, live in a small town in Germany and I'm currently studying English and Sociology at university. My hobbies include watching television shows and movies, playing games, dreaming, reading and obviously writing.

    My passion for writing started a couple of months ago. I wrote a couple of poems and showed them to one of my professors to receive feedback and he told me that I should stick with writing. Since I don't really know what else I should do in the future and writing is one of the few things that I'd consider to be fun, I decided that I want to become a professional writer.

    However, writing is definitely more difficult than I thought it would be. I'm currently trying to write a novel and it's not easy at all. I'm having a couple of problems with it, but since I don't want to give up I thought I'd try to get some help, as well as receiving some feedback in the future. My friends always tell me that I'm a good writer, but since they are my friends, they are probably not completely honest with their thoughts because they like me. Those are my main reasons for signing up here. I also look forward to reading what other people have written and I hope I'm able to help others out as well.

    I think that's a good enough start for an introduction, if you want to know anything else about me, feel free to ask.

    I hope we'll have a good time,

    fr34k
     
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    Hello Freak, 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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    Hello and welcome! Looking forward to seeing you and your writing around. :D
     
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    Welcome. :)
     
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    Hello and welcome from one newbie to another!
    I love Sociology. I'm thinking about taking it as my minor. :love:

    -leaves a tray of welcome brownies-
     
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    Hi there :)
     

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