1. masefieldcourt
    Offline

    masefieldcourt New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2011
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Michigan

    Hello to all my new friends!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by masefieldcourt, Sep 21, 2011.

    Young American here. Recent biology graduate.

    Not much of a writer, yet :D

    I look forward to getting to know some of you, to read the good stuff you have to offer, and to learn how to write!
     
  2. Reggie
    Offline

    Reggie I Like 'Em hot "N Spicy Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2010
    Messages:
    680
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    USA
    Congratulations on graduating from biography. You can meet many people on this website, as it will probably become more popular in the near future. We hope you familiarize yourself and enjoy the fun of this website.
     
  3. masefieldcourt
    Offline

    masefieldcourt New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2011
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Michigan
    thanks.

    I think I might get addicted to this place! I've gotten bored of games and movies.
     
  4. Cogito
    Offline

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    35,935
    Likes Received:
    2,043
    Location:
    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Mase, Welcome to the Creative Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Writing Workshop before you try to post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on should not be among the very first things you do here anyway. 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 Writing Workshop, 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 Writing Workshop, 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. We also impose a two-week waiting period before you may post writing for critique, to give you time to become familiar with what is expected and how the site operates. The Writing Workshop 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 Writing Workshop 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!
     
  5. CottonCandi
    Offline

    CottonCandi Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2011
    Messages:
    177
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    USA
    Hi young American, lol, welcome!
     
  6. CULLEN DORN
    Offline

    CULLEN DORN Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2011
    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Florida
    Welcome aboard. Glad to have you. :)
     
  7. masefieldcourt
    Offline

    masefieldcourt New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2011
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Michigan
    thank you!

    I noticed there were some people from the UK here, so I decided to specify haha.
     
  8. Jayyy1014
    Offline

    Jayyy1014 Jerrica Contributor

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2011
    Messages:
    1,363
    Likes Received:
    46
    Location:
    United States
    Welcome to the Writing Forums! :)
     
  9. Mallory
    Offline

    Mallory Mallegory. Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2010
    Messages:
    4,274
    Likes Received:
    191
    Location:
    Tampa Bay
    Welcome!
     
  10. Gigi_GNR
    Offline

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2009
    Messages:
    12,143
    Likes Received:
    250
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    Welcome.
     
  11. LostInFiction
    Offline

    LostInFiction Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2011
    Messages:
    138
    Likes Received:
    2
    Hello and welcome :)
     
  12. Mallory
    Offline

    Mallory Mallegory. Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2010
    Messages:
    4,274
    Likes Received:
    191
    Location:
    Tampa Bay
    Welcome!
     
  13. Sarah G
    Offline

    Sarah G Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2011
    Messages:
    178
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Doncaster, Uk
    Welcome:D
     

Share This Page