1. Mello
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    hello writers.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mello, Jan 5, 2009.

    It's Mello here, a writer who just realized that writing was his only hope at having a profitable life and is now working really hard to improve his skill of it. :D not to say that I'm writing for money of course...but I have to do something for money.
    Basically I came to this site to get good feedback on my work, and if need be, to have my prose mercilessly picked apart and analyzed for its blatant wrong-ness. I know that writing sites always have a big problem with getting a pretty unbalanced amount of feedback for all the stories posted, so i'll be sure to drop a review on every piece that I feel qualified to judge. I hope that those reviewed by me will come read my pieces in turn, and also I hope that my feedback will help everyone who receives it.
    once again, hello all, this site is really awesome and I'm glad to be a part of it.
     
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    Welcome, Mello! I'm glad to see you here. I'd be happy to give you feedback on anything that you post, and I hope you have a great time here. :-D
     
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    Hello Mello, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    I hope you are speaking of emotional fulfilment when you speak of profit. Writing is a magnificent obsession, and some do make it big, but Vegas odds are probably more favorable!

    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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    haha, I now realize that "profit" thing came out not at all like I wanted it to, What I mean is that I've decided I want writing to be my occupation and so I need to start practicing like crazy.

    oh by the way I've already got a story posted in general fiction if anyone cares to check it out...is it ok to self-promote in your own hello thread? i guess I'll find out.
     

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