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    Hello from the desert

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Desertrunner, Nov 27, 2009.

    Just found this site today. I am currently deployed to Afghanistan so I've taken up writing fantasy stories as a cheap hobby to keep me from going insane. I'm looking forward to learning a lot of good writing techniques. (believe me I need them). If you want to know any more about me feel free to ask.
     
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    Hey Desertrunner, welcome to the Forums. I hope you get what you want out of it. :D
     
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    already getting ideas on how to make my newest story concoction to actually work... now if i can just figure out where to post the idea for the story to see if I'm not out of my mind (which is a real possibility considering what I do for a living)
     
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    Ah, do be aware there's a 2:1 review work ratio system here. In short, you have to review two pieces of other people's work before you can post your own. :D
     
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    Welcome mate!, look forward to reading your stuff. Take care in Ghanners, keep your head down and watch those huge bloody camel spiders! haha. Are you in the US armed forces? i was in the Brit Army.
    Take care mate, all the best.
     
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    Hello Desert Runner, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Posting your own writing for comment 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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