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    Hello new reader here

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sassy_Tiger, Apr 21, 2010.

    Hiya everyone, I'm not a writer but I am a reader!
    A reader can't read without writers and without readers there would be no reason to write, so here I am.
    I can't wait to see some of your work and look forward to hopefully making some new friends.
    Hope everyone is having a great evening.
     
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    Hello Sassy, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Enjoy your reading, but do keep in mind that most of the writings you will find here are works in progress, not finished pieces. Don't expect to see continuations of partial stories, or get the impression that critiques that point out issues mean the writing is bad. Any piece of writing can be improved.

    If you change your mind and decide to try your hand at writing, 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 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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    Greetings Sassy.

    Maybe you'll find the next JK Rowling right here! ;)
     
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    Hey Tiger
    ;)
     
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    Hey Sassy! Or Tiger! Which do you prefer? ^^
    Welcome to the forum! Have fun reading on here!

    ~ Lola
     
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