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    Hello everyone

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Akeliphilia, Aug 16, 2009.

    Hey guys, my name is Akeliphilia [pronounced ah-key-lee-phee-lee-ah, say it fast and you got it]. I'm really glad to be here. I have just started writing and I enjoy it!

    You guys are awesome, I love some of you guy's work.

    I also have a question while I'm here, what is recommended, writing your stories on paper? or on the computer?

    Thanks guys!
     
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    Hi and welcome to the asylum!
     
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    Hello Akeliphilia, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    For your initial draft, it's largely a matter of personal preference. But if you plan on submitting your writing, it must be typed, or printed from a computer.

    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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    welcome to the jungle!
     
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    Thanks guys! I'll look around.
     
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    You're Akeliphilia? Good grief! I'm akeliphobic! Nah, not really. :p

    Hello and welcome!
     
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    Welcome to the forum!

    To answer your question, I carry around with me a pad of paper to jot down ideas as I go, and have several notebooks full of stuff (plots, charcters, sketches).

    Ultimately, all of the writing is going to end up on a computer, I am not sentimental so I do not keep notes. I believe if you have some writing that needs to be done you're better off typing it up and saving it (and most likely backing it up) for safe-keeping and use in the future.

    Have fun here:)
     
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    Hello Akeliphilia, Welcome to the forums!! Hope you stay awhile. :)
     

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