1. yuriicide
    Offline

    yuriicide Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2010
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    1

    Hello :)

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by yuriicide, Oct 26, 2010.

    Hello Everyone! :) I'm completely new here as you can see, although I have browsed the forums a couple of times before deciding to join. I hope I can meet some similar writers like myself and hope to learn a lot! I have always had a love for reading and writing and I'm planning on writing my first novel soon :) Anyway, thank you all for your time!
     
  2. Eunoia
    Offline

    Eunoia Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2010
    Messages:
    4,395
    Likes Received:
    80
    Location:
    England
    Welcome. :)
     
  3. Cogito
    Offline

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    35,935
    Likes Received:
    2,043
    Location:
    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Yuriicide, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Review Room before you post there. 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 the RPG forum for improvisational fiction. Also try 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!
     
  4. Mallory
    Offline

    Mallory Mallegory. Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2010
    Messages:
    4,274
    Likes Received:
    191
    Location:
    Tampa Bay
    Hi, welcome! What's your first novel going to be about?
     
  5. yuriicide
    Offline

    yuriicide Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2010
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    1
    Thank You :) I have a few ideas but I'm not exactly sure yet. Although it's going to be a suspense/thriller novel :)
     
  6. Trilby
    Offline

    Trilby Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2010
    Messages:
    2,098
    Likes Received:
    69
    Location:
    NE England
    Hello and welcome
     
  7. Jones6192
    Offline

    Jones6192 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2010
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Shoreview, MN
    Congrats on finding us!
     
  8. yuriicide
    Offline

    yuriicide Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2010
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    1
    Thank you. Greatly appreciated :)
     

Share This Page