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    Hello =)

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JGC137, Jan 25, 2009.

    Hello everyone, i'm a newbie. I've been writing for a while and started with fanfiction and have graduated to my own creative fiction. Looking forward to meeting everyone :p
     
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    Welcome.

    Just a little warning, Cogito (one of the Mods here) will warn you not to post your work first. (this is the second time I've beaten you, Cog!), but its really cool here, the people here are a ton of fun, and they take their craft seriously.

    Enjoy your stay. and if you need a review, let me know.

    --BG_Hambone--
     
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    easy to beat a guy whose not online BG :p

    lookin forward to seeing your jazz JG~ basically you cant post anything for review until you give two in-depth reviews to others works.

    every story/poem/ whatever you put for review = you do two reviews beforehand

    aint dat swell!
     
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    Thank you for the heads up =) So two reviews huh? Seems only fair :p
     
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    Hey JGC 137! Welcome to the WF!
    Nice to meet you
    - Jack
     
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    Hello JGC, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Hambone is correct. You really need to get your bearings first. Not all sites do things the same way.

    So posting your own work should really 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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    WOO! I'm Correct!
     

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