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    Hello Everyone glad to step in and say hi

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Reaver22, Jun 16, 2009.

    I am new to this forum but have been looking around for a while.

    I am from Columbus, Ohio I am 32 and I have recently just started dabbling in writing, I have written some short stories (about 4) looking to hone in my writing skills and maybe write some good stuff with what I have learned from this site and others.

    I love writing and what it does for me as a person, it helps me give that release and lets me use parts of modern day life or the interactions of modern day life to write something that maybe one or two people will enjoy and find interesting.

    my dream job would be as a writer for a hit TV show (lost, chuck, 24) or a hit blockbuster movie.
     
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    Heh, hey, Reaver. I'm Hedge or Greg, whichever you prefer. Well, you've definitely come to the right place for writing. I'm assuming that you like action or drama, sense you want to write for a TV show or movie? I've never had the right something for those, so I can't wait to see you work. Enjoy your path to literary enlightenment, and do not touch my Nilla wafers.

    Thankyee. :]
     
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    Hello Reaver, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    So does that mean your primary interest is in scripts and screenplays?

    Posting your own work 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.

    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 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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    thanks for the replies and encouragement.
     
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    Welcome aboard Reaver! We look forward to helping you with your new writing career. :)
     

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