1. Thief of Failed Hearts
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    Hello

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Thief of Failed Hearts, Dec 14, 2009.

    I'm brand new here. I've been into writing for a while, but I never thought it was any good. Little makes me happier than to write, though. So I was hoping to get opinions and maybe advice from those more experienced than I. I don't want to reveal much more about myself at this time. I'm a little wary when first approaching things.
     
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    Hello Thief, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Posting your own writing for comment 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!
     
  3. Thief of Failed Hearts
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    Oh, I'm sorry. Is it possible to delete the post then? I feel bad for posting it. However, I am not qualified to constructively critique any writing. My opinions have no education or proper experience behind them.
     
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    You'll learn after being here for awhile how to do a decent critique; plus, theres a place here to learn about that stuff, check out some other peoples critiques and have a go at it. As long as your not a complete jerk most people just appreciate someone taking the time to read their stuff ^^ at least I do.

    Anyway, welcome Hearts. actually. . . I could call you thief. . . your name actually reminds me of that Coheed and Cambria song Faint of Hearts. . . -ramble-
     
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    Thief, welcome.

    Are you a reader? If yes then you are qualified to critique. We have threads on here that discuss this issue. I encourage you to check them out. Every review I have written, i have a sense of nervousness. But you learn how to review, you learn to read carefully, and best of all, can improve your writing this way.
     
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    hello and welcome! :]
     
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    Nice to meet you....
     
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