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    Hello

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by craig101, Jan 11, 2010.

    Hey there

    I wanted to say hey there to everyone, i'm Craig, 21 and a University Student in England, studying Computing, before i go on to do a teaching degree.

    The reason i am here is because i have started writing these sci-fi novelette's, now while i don't claim in any way to be a writer, I have dyslexia and English is definatly one of my weaker subjects, as part of my dyslexia but concept of grammer is terrible and at times i do find it difficult to translate language, but i am however very creative and came up with a idea that i am really into.

    So i am hoping with some help i can shift my ideas into reality and get some help on my written work, also if people would be interested i would enjoy using my creative streak to help people with ideas if they require it.
     
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    Hello Craig, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Posting your own writing for people to comment on 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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    Thanks, i don't ever plan on it being published, i have no plans to ever be really, i just enjoy it and its fun, i would however like it if with the help of the forum of creating it to be as perfect as i could possible get it to be, maybe then it can be 'published' somewhere more likely on-line where people can read it, but i know it would never be published i doubt i have the time or motivation to write to deadlines, and its something with a very continuous story arc (as it covers time and space, alternative realities and dimensions, the whole nine yards really) so it has alot of potential as something i could just work on till day i die, think i like the idea i can just write and play around than work on it within a more corporate environment.
     
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    Welcome to the WF! :D Hope you like it here. :)
     

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