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    Hello Fellow Writers!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by J_Byrd, Jun 29, 2008.

    Hello everyone! I am new, obvisously :) I have enjoyed writing since Seventh grade, when our subsitute teacher for the rest of that semester(our teacher was out having a baby) had me and another girl write ten short stories.I was very excited to do that assignment because I have always loved writing and loved english class. It wasn't until I wrote those ten stories that I really got into writing. I wrote them about what I loved and still love today. Horse, Unicorns, and Pegasuses(sp?). After I wrote those stories it became like an addiction and I kept adding on to it. It could almost be a series for little kids in middle school, and perhaps elementary. But just recently after finishing my murder mystery/thriller, am I really wanting this to be my career. To publish books :D So this is why I came here. To be with fellow writers and to hopefully get help on my book! Thanks and I look forward to reading everyones writings and having ya'll read mine!!!
     
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    Hello J Byrd, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Posting your own work should not be the very first thing you do here. It is really worthwhile 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 reviewing as a critical 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). See this post, Why Write Reviews Before Posting My Work? for more information.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
     
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    Welcome! :)
     
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    Hello J_Byrd, glad you've got a passion for writing and publishing, and welcome! :D
     
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    Welcome :)
     

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