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    hello everyone!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by QueenVictoria73, Aug 11, 2010.

    Hi, I'm Tori, and i'm very glad to have found this site! For a long time, i have searched for a community of fiction writers to actively be a part of. Hopefully, this will turn out to be what I was looking for. My passion has always been for writing, telling stories, and creating anything my heart desires through words. I want more than anything to publish a novel I have been working on for a very long time. I won't be posting any of my more serious work on here, but I am eager to enter the world of RPGs, something I have never tried before.

    Lots of love, can't wait to meet all of you! :D
     
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    hello and welcome on board.

    I'm new here too so I can't tell you much except that perhaps it's a good idea to check out the forums to get a feel of the place.

    there are different contests and things to get your brain working on a lazy day here so have fun
     
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    Hello Tori, 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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    thanks, you guys!
     
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    Hello and welcome to WF :)
     
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    Hello, Tori!

    I'm a newbie here as well with a grand total of three membership days. But from what I have seen, you're not likely to find a more friendlier place.
     
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    Welcome QV, all the best.
     
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    Hey, I´m gonna try the Rpg too. And it´s the first time, so i´m a little nervous.

    Welcome, and enjoy the forum :D
     
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