1. JMoore1982
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    Hello from dismal upstate NY!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JMoore1982, Feb 17, 2009.

    Hi everyone!

    My name is Jesse, I am 26 and live with my longtime girlfriend in upstate NY. I wrote my first book when I was in kindergarten and have been writing ever since! I have recently started taking my writing more seriously and hope contributing to this forum helps me to grow as a writer and to help others to do the same.

    I write short stories mostly, have attempted writing a screenplay with my very creative and hilarious girlfriend but that was put on the back burner for now. I have also written a few songs and have performed them in multiple bands throughout the years, touring the country once in awhile and playing only the seediest of seedy dives.
    My favorite book is "Confederacy of Dunces" and I like all genres of fiction except most historical fiction. My favorite author is Kurt Vonnegut (RIP).
    Obviously I am a long-winded urm, windbag so I will end this now!
     
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    Hello Jesse, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    That's not long-winded. This is long-winded :):

    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.

    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.

    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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    Hey JMoore1982! Welcome to the WF!

    *Bounces up and down*
    More script writers mammamaia! They just keep coming :D

    Nice to meet you
    - Jack
     
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    Hi from another new member :)
     
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    Welcome! I hope to write a screenplay one day too!
     

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