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    Hello

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Token, Aug 11, 2009.

    Since I just signed up I thought it would be good to introduce myself.

    I'm 17 years old and I live in Sweden, I've loved writing and reading since I was too little to understand the meanings of the words that I wrote/read.
    I've been active on different forums before, although never on a writing forum, and when I yesterday started to miss that family-feeling I begun searching for a new place to spread my thoughts and to read other's. Today I googled (:love:) and found this forum and I think we clicked ;)
     
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    Oh that's wonderful Token, that's also how I found wf. That psychedelic, seizure-inducing llama avatar looks familiar too. :/ Glad that another stream of thought has poured into the pipeline. I'll be looking forward to reading your work. Watch out for a mod who's going to pass by and talk about a 'participative workshop' by the way.

    Be wary...
     
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    Hi and welcome to the asylum! You find everything you need here, if you look hard enough.
     
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    Welcome to the forum token, i'm sure you will be made to feel very welcome
     
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    Hello Token, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    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.

    Also, be aware that posting a piece of writing on any public site, including this one, will greatly diminish your chances of selling it for publication. Removing the writing later does not alter that fact - once posted, it is irreversibly considered published. So do not post anything more than a small excerpt of any piece you are planning to submit for publication.

    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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