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    hello

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by thedarkside, Jun 15, 2009.

    hi my name i liam im in waitering hoping to go into acting over the summer im hoping to write a book which i hope to put some of it on here and hopefully get some advice from others
     
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    Hello Liam, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Before you can get critique, you must first give critique. This is not just a quid pro quo, it is because improving your critiquing skills is the primary focus of the Review Room workshop.

    Posting your own work should 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 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). Also, please use the same thread for all revisions and additional excerpts from the same piece of writing. 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 aboard. :)
     
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    Hi I'm Andy from New York. I'm also a newbie here. I'm glad that I come up on this forum and I hope I will learn more topics from you.:)
     
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    Sounds like your going in circles????
     
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    Hey Liam, welcome to writingforums!

    Feel free to take me up on the offer in my sig, also I'll answer any questions you may or may not have about the forum and/or writing.

    When you do your two critiques and any following ones, take your time and make sure they're good. You'll profit from writing good reviews, as it means you're thinking more about their writing which helps your own.

    Have fun and good luck, Nate
     

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