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    Hello

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Encore, Apr 18, 2009.

    Hi, i'm Sarah

    I'm not only new to this forum, but also new to the whole creative writing thing. I don't know why but I just have a need to write, my problem being getting the idea's from my head to look respectable on paper.

    I found heaps of helpful information on this site already, hopefully one day I will have something good enough to post for review. I look forward to getting to know you all :)
     
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    Hello, I'm new here as well, I know what you mean by having a need to write. it's crazy, I never did write until recently. my recent book is a fantasy/action/twist/thriller. I love writing about insane things, things that would throw the human mind for a loop. it's fun when it's a fantasy because who can tell you it's unrealistic? nobody that's the fun!
     
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    Hello Encore, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Posting your own work should not be among the very first things you do here anyway. 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 constructive critique as a vital 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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    Hi there Sarah!

    The need to write is a powerful urge and, speaking as one that is likewise afflicted, make sure that you write down every idea as soon as you have it. Otherwise the idea may simply vanish like so many of mine. :(

    I've been told that writing gets better with practise, so keep writing!
     
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    Hi and welcome to the site! Hope to see you around :-D

    ~Lynn
     
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    Hi and welcome! :)
     

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