1. RunninXC
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    Hellooooo There

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RunninXC, Aug 13, 2008.

    Hello!

    I'm new (duh :p). I live in Chicago, Illinois. Obviously, I enjoy writing, and have been writing short stories since elementary school. I'm not published, however I've written several short fairytale style stories since the age of eight and a series of short mystery books co-authored with a good friend of mine in middle school (as a part of school-work that we went way above and beyond on). Besides writing I love the feeling and sense of accomplishment from long distance running and competing in races.

    I'm currently working on my first novel that I seriously intend to both complete and try to have published. It is a contemporary high fantasy novel that I've fully outlined and designed a world for. The novel is in an early, rough-draft stage and currently just over 14,000 words.
     
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    Hello RunninXC, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Posting your own work should not be the very first thing you do here. It is really worthwhile 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.

    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 reviewing as a critical 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). 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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    Wow that's extremely cool. I have written a few short stories though just silly little things not really serious. I've written a few novels though all unfinished. One I'm currently working on and plan to and will finish! I'm basically winging it, though I do have like character charts and some plans paged for the future of it. The whole idea for the world itself though s unfortunalty all in my head. P.S. I can't spell.
     
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    Hello! Welcome to the forums :) Your novel certainly sounds as though it is well underway, so good luck with that.
     

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