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    Hello!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Perturbador, Aug 14, 2008.

    Hi everyone! I just joined here today. I'm 18, from England and, although I haven't had anything published yet, I'd really like to some time in the near future. I've just completed a full novel called Teardrop and I'm currently in the planning stages for another one called Welcome to Dustopia. I'll post excerpts of them on here for you all to have a read. I mainly like to write (and read) magical realism, fantasy and black comedy.
    So what's everyone like on here then?
     
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    Hi Perturbador. A fellow fantasy fan here. Welcome.
     
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    Hey Perturbador! Welcome to the forums! I'm into romantic and dramatic fiction myself. Hope you enjoy it here!
     
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    Hi - nice to meet a fellow brit! I look forward to reading some of your stuff. I'm also keen to post some excerpts of my work, but apparently you have to review other people's first.
     
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    Hola Perturbador, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Posting your own work should not be the very first thing you do here. It is really worthwhile 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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    Hello there Perturbador.
    Welcome to the forums! :)
     
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    Thanks everyone :) jazz_sue, I'm from Surrey too!
     
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