1. nataliegray
    Offline

    nataliegray New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2010
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0

    Hello everyone! (:

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by nataliegray, Mar 27, 2010.

    My name is Natalie. I am 16 years old and have been writing since I was about six. I really enjoy reading other peoples work and giving constructive critiscm. Obviously, I will also post my own work in hopes of recieving the same. I'm a friendly girl (I don't bite!) but a very harsh critic.

    Nice to meet you all! :)
     
  2. Gigi_GNR
    Offline

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2009
    Messages:
    12,143
    Likes Received:
    250
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    Welcome.
     
  3. nataliegray
    Offline

    nataliegray New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2010
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    :)
    thank you
     
  4. Gigi_GNR
    Offline

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2009
    Messages:
    12,143
    Likes Received:
    250
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    You're welcome. :D Hope you like it here--it's a great place to be!
     
  5. nataliegray
    Offline

    nataliegray New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2010
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm hoping that the people here give good constructive critiscm. My classmates are to nice. xD
     
  6. Cogito
    Offline

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    35,935
    Likes Received:
    2,043
    Location:
    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Natalie, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Prior to receiving good critique, you'll learn to give good critique. You'll need that skill so you will be able to make the best use of the critique you receive. Moreover, you'll learn to get into that same mindset to find and fix the weak points in your own work.

    Posting your own writing for people to comment on should not be among the very first things you do here, and please do not post school assingnments in any case. 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!
     

Share This Page