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    Lexidh New Member

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    Hello from Norway

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lexidh, Feb 3, 2010.

    Hi everyone!

    I'm joining this site as a kick in my own butt, I really need a push to start writing on my long time planned project. I'm not trying to become a published author, but I want to write a book about my life with my cats to share with friends and family. Hopefully I can get this project done by Christmas 2011.
    My cats are insane, huge and have been with me trough everything over the last 9 years, both good and bad. Like now, living in a small flat because of a fire in our house where they all where inside. I feel like I talk about my cats all the time, and everyone wants to know everything, but I haven't told anyone half of it, so I think it could be a great present, if I just can get it done!

    I have read a lot of books about cats (and other animals), so I think I have some kind of clue about what works and what doesn't. My favorites are the Chicken Soup-series, Marley and Me (have not seen the move, will not see the movie.), Under The Paw and Dewey. I can of course not come close to the quality of those books, but I have something to look up to. The book will not be written in English, since I don't feel like I master the language good enough, so I'll write in my first language; Norwegian. I might translate some of it for you if you really want me to, or maybe there are some Norwegians here?

    Well, just ask if you want to know anything =)

    - Lexidh
     
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    Hello Lexidh, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    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 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! :D
     
  4. Lexidh
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    Thanks =)
     

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