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    Hello

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Whisper, Sep 22, 2008.

    Hello there fellow literature enthusiasts. My name is Whisper. I have joined this site because I would like help and to make more friends of course. I have been writing for a number of years, however, many of my stories are not serious rather just for fun. I wrote fantasy for several years, but not I have begun on a different path, the path of mystery writing, lead be her majesty Agatha Christie, the queen of crime. I have developed a pseudonym for myself. And am willing to learn from others, by the way, I am a high school student.
     
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    Hey, welcome. And Mystery? Rather you than me haha. I've tried one or two short stories but it's always the butler who did it :p. I'd like to be able to write it though.

    Anyway, welcome to the site. :) See you around.
     
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    Thankyou for the welcome Jade.
     
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    Hello Whisper, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    A whisper often grabs attention better than a shout.

    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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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Whisper. Agatha Christie has written some of the best books I've ever read :D
     
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    I'm new too! I'm astroowl87
     
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    Hi. May your stay be long and fruitful.

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