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    Hello Members

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Generation, Jan 4, 2009.

    Hello everybody, I hope you are all well and are having a great start to the New Year. I was advised to make a thread to say hello, so here I am! My real name is Larry but as you can see my forum name is Generation. I've always enjoyed writing with friends and at school to pass the time but before I have never considered doing it seriously. I've always loved telling tall tales to my friends and creating stories in my head to amuse my shelf. I've only recently decided to put those stories into words. There are so many stories in so many different genres that I want to tell that I found it hard to start writing. For now I've settled on the Fantasy genre, but hopefully in the months and years to come I be able to expand and excell in other genres as well.

    Since this is a Writing Forum I'd better tell you all about my favourite writers: Mervyn Peake, George RR Martin, Umberto Eco, Charles Dickens, Stephen King, Edward Rutherford and Oscar Wilde are the writers that I admire the post. I can tell stories half as good as theirs I'll be happy.

    Thank you and I hope to have a pleasant future posting alongside you all!
     
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    Welcome to the forums Gen
     
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    Hello Larry, 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.

    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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    Thank you very much, hopefully I'll see you around soon.
     
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    Welcome, Generation! I'm glad to see that we share the same favorite genre. I can't wait to read some of your work.
     
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    Hellos and welcomes. You have quite the range in reading material; King to Dickens. :D

    I look forward to reading your work.
     

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