1. Mojo88

    Mojo88 New Member

    Jul 15, 2009
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    Hello everyone.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mojo88, Jul 16, 2009.

    I've bounced around a few different writing forums, but this one is by far the best I've encountered. I hope to grow as a writer while I'm here, and hopefully I'll be able to help others grow as well.

    Anywho... I'm a texan, born and raised. I love reading and writing, as do all of you... My favorite genre is Fantasy. Of course, Lord of the Rings is at the top of my list. I also thoroughly enjoyed Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series, as well as many of the Dragonlance novels.

    I'll be doing most of my posting from my phone, due to the recent death of my beloved laptop. Hopefully I get a new one soon, so I don't have to write in notebooks and can get back up to my preferred writing pace.

    Anywho, I hope to write the best fantasy story ever soon. Pretty ambitious, I know... But that's me.
  2. LordKyleOfEarth

    LordKyleOfEarth Contributing Member Contributor

    Feb 21, 2009
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    San Antonio, TX. USA
    Welcome! Glad to see another Texan on the forums. There are several of us around here, we may have to have a BBQ some time...
  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Mojo, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Oh good gawd, another Texan? ;)

    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.

    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 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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