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    Hello.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Flame Blade, Nov 26, 2008.

    Hello. I'm Flame Blade.

    I write a lot of fantasy, with some random science-fiction and some other stuff too. I've been working on a novel, "Slaying a Tyrant," for a few years now, and I'd really like to get reviews and stuff on it. I've been doing that on some other writing sites, so hopefully I can get some new opinions here.

    That's pretty much it, I suppose.
     
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    Hello Flame Blade, 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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    I'll check out some other pieces of writing soon, probably when I'm not half asleep on my keyboard...I'll probably be a bit shy about my writing for a while anyway. I'm not really all that good at reviewing things right now, and I'm sort of more of an editor.

    Thanks for the advice!
     
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    Welcome Flame Blade. Sit back, relax, and stay a while.
     
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    I'm a little stuck on ideas of where to start with this site....Still that sort of awkward shyness from being a new member, I suppose. Any help/ideas/advice?
     
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    Hi FB. Love your avatar!

    Start reading in the Reviewing forum. There are several pages of good stuff there. Just read the as much as you can here, to get a feel for the site and how it works.

    Welcome and good luck with your novel.
     
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    sweet avatar. Welcome to the site. have fun and see you round the boards.
     

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