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    Hello Wordsmiths

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lavarian, Apr 4, 2009.

    Hello everyone,

    I have already begun participating in the songwriting forum (both my own work and reviews of others) but I figured I'd officially start an introduction thread.

    My name is Robert; I'm 22 years old, an aspiring musician, fiction writer, and an avid reader. Some of my favorite authors are Ray Bradbury, George R. R. Martin, R.A. Salvatore, C.S. Lewis, and Guy Gavriel Kay.

    I came here to learn a few things, offer my own knowledge and, really, to be part of a writing community. I am from Des Moines, Iowa of the USA, which is strictly flyover for most of my fellow Americans, and really look forward to offering whatever services I can to my fellow writers. I was in a rock band for two years, which had moderate local success, but due to a conflict of interests, had to say goodbye.
    It was one of the toughest things I've had to do for some time.

    I've been writing mostly lyrics and poetry lately, but I do have a novel in the works. I suppose it could be labeled fantasy, though not in the traditional sense. None of my work has ever been published, but I hope to begin searching for an agent as soon as I've got the plot holes worked out.

    Thank you for having me, I'm sure we'll get along fabulously.
     
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    Hi and welcome! :)
     
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    Welcome to the site Robert. You sound like you've had some interesting experiences and I'm looking forward to seeing how those turn out in your songs/poetry. And I'm sure we'll get along great as well :) (I mean, as long as you're not a jerk of course :p lol, j/k)

    ~Lynn
     
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    Hullo Robert, 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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    Welcome aboard!!
     
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    Hello. and welcome you have already given me advice and know you now the rules, I wll be intrested in hearing your lyrics and storys keep in touch
     
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    Hey there...Welcome to WF-hope you have a great time here..:)
     
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    hi Robert!

    sounds like you've had a pretty interesting start in life! good luck working out your plot holes... this place is a great resource for that!

    and i LOVE George R. R. Martin too... (he's one of my particular favourites!)

    see you around! :)
     

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