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    Hello Guys!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 444four444, Sep 9, 2010.

    After checking out several writing forums online I have decided upon this one! Mostly because of the high number of activity and high number of members in general! :p

    I'm glad to join this community!

    See you all in the forums!

    -Nathan MacDonald
     
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    Hello Nathan, 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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    I don't plan on posting any of my writings right any anyways! :p As of right now I am using these forums to get better at writing and seeing many different styles of writing. When I am ready to post some of my stuff I will and I will do it by the rules don't worry. I don't plan on publishing anything I write right now anyways so I don't mind putting whole short stories on here. :p

    Thanks for the reply!
     
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    No problem. Welcome aboard.
     
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    Welcome to the forums :)
     
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    Welcome Nathan :)
     
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    Hi, all the fours. Forty - four - four - four - four ...
    Welcome to the forums.
    It is good to see someone with a user name that's easy to remember.
    I guess, 4 is your lucky number.
     
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    Hi, all the fours. Forty - four - four - four - four ...
    Welcome to the forums.
    It is good to see someone with a user name that's easy to remember.
    I guess, 4 is your lucky number.


    Oooooooooops sorry
     
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    Welcome Nathan. :)
    'Prince Edward Island', what a posh name for an island. :p
     
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    Hi 4s
     
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    *waves* Hello! What's your favourite number? :p
     

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