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    Hello

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CreativeWriter2011, Jan 11, 2011.

    Hi all!

    My name is Jamie. I am 22 yrs old and I live in NC. I love to write. Stories and Scripts are mostly my thing to write. I write mainly FanFic stories. I have tried to write normal stories but they just never worked out. I write pretty good scripts. Getting better as I write more of them. If you'd like to know more about me and read some of my stuff, don't hestiate to ask.
     
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    Hi, welcome!
    Are you by any chance new to the world of writing? Fanfic can serve as a really good stepping stone to writing more complex fiction or "normal" (original) stories as you call them. :) It helps you practice your writing skills -- syntax, mood-setting, dialogue etc -- without having to come up with an entirely new plot and set of characters. However, the latter is the real fun, as you'll learn soon enough. Don't worry you'll get there soon enough - just keep writing! :)

    Welcome to the boards!
     
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    Welcome Jamie. :)
     
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    Hi Mallory and Eunola.

    @Mallory: No, I am not new to the world of writing. I have been writing FanFiction for I don't know how many years. I can tell that I'm getting better with my writing. :) I'm pretty sure I'll get better enough to write my own stories.
     
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    Welcome, Creativewriter.

    I really look forward to reading some of your stories, both fan fics and scripts. I hope that I get to watch you improve as you write more stories. It is very fun to write your own stories, and I am sure you will come to love it as well as me. :)
     
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    Hi Bitter_Laugh. Thanks for the welcome. I hope to improve as well and I look foward to sharing my work with everyone here. :)
     
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    Welcome to the WF. :)
     
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    Thanks Gigi. :)
     
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    Hello Jamie, 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!
     

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