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    Hello to everyone

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Peeps, Aug 31, 2009.

    First of all, I'd like say that I'm not really sure whether I should be here or not. I'm coming in at a different angle to most people.

    I come from a background of producing material for disabled people (converting documents to large print, Braille etc.) as well as usability. I've also had a try at web design amongst other things

    I've always been searching for a way to go it alone, but never had much confidence in myself. Anyway, I started off at home learning how to make PDF documents accessible, moving on to making PDF documents very much usable (developing a quick way to add large amount of bookmarks and an equivalent menu system that goes onto the PDF page.

    Still not happy with myself and avoiding developing a website, I went on to developing ebooks that can be used by the likes of the iphone etc. I was planning on developing a website selling private label rights ebooks that I had transformed, but after a bit of research decided it probably wasn't a very good idea.

    Anyway, the main reason I've joined is to see if people think there is a market for me converting documents into usability PDFs, Mobi format and ePub format files.

    I think it may be more suitable for non-fiction than fiction, but it be nice to get views from other people about.

    I can convert a book for somebody in exchange for the views on my work and advice as to whether I should develop things further.

    Peeps
     
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    Of course you should be here. If you appreciate the art of writing in any format, you belong. Welcome to the asylum!
     
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    Thank you

    Nice to feel welcome
     
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    Now that looks like a different kind of introduction.......

    A big welcome hug for you Peeps. :)

    Explore this place. I bet you'll get more than you want. Nice to meet you and once again welcome to the forum!
     
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    Thats lovely

    Thanks
     
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    Hello Peeps, 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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    Welcome to the forums Peeps:)
     
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    Thank you soujiroseta

    Peeps:)
     
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    My own lonely cocoon

    payelK

    Do you mean this in a meditative way, hermit like way, barrier to your self or a lonely way. Or perhap some other way.

    Peeps

    P.S. Perhaps I'm being a bit personal. Ignore the above if you like, I won't take offence.
     
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    Welcome Peeps!

    Your effort is noble enough and hope you succeed in the long run!
     
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    Hi Deep Breath

    I see you're another new member. What do you think of this site? Haven't really had a chance to have a good look through myself

    Peeps
     
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    Welcome to the forums. Hope you find what you are looking for here and get the help you need. :)
     
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    Thank you K~la

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