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    Hello...hello

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Anah, Jul 9, 2009.

    Hi everyone,

    I live in Canada, and I'm about 20 years old.

    I'm really happy I joined, I know I'm going to love having a place to come to talk about writing, and get some feedback on my own writing. :)

    Thanks,
    Anah
     
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    Welcome!

    Glad to hear that. Seriously, this place is great any questions or just if you feel like talking about writing, and the review system here is more than likely guaranteed to get you some feedback. Speaking of which, make sure to have at least 2 reviews of other member's work under your belt before you post any of your own work.

    though i'd encourage to not just review when you want to post something. reviewing other writing is extremely beneficial, and gives you that critical eye you need for your own stuff.

    Hope you enjoy it here!
     
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    Welcome! Excellent, our Canadian contingent is increasing all the time...
     
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    Awesome, I also recently joined and recently moved to Canada from South Africa. Glad the see there are fellow Candians here...
     
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    Hi and welcome. Sit down, relax, stay a while.
     
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    Hello Anah, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    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.

    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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    Thanks everyone! :)
    Glad to hear from some fellow Canadians as well!
     

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