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    Hellooooo!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by galaxy83, Mar 24, 2011.

    Hi everyone!

    My name is Nikki, I'm 27 and from Rochdale, greater Manchester. I can't wait to get talking to people who are actually as interested in writing and literature as I am, because in reality everyone around me doesn't see the point and, annoyingly, thinks it's simply an exuse to waste time!

    After finally summoning the the belief in myself to write my own novel last year, I am now approaching the final stages, but am now filled with all kind of questions and worries about the hard work to come once it's finished. Which is why I'm glad I've come across a site like this!

    I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone and hope I can pick up some amazing advice along the way, and hopefully even offer some myself.

    Nikki x
     
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    Howdy hey ^.^ Welcome!
    Nice to see someone who lives fairly close to my self ^.^ instead of half a world away!

    Hope you find what you'r looking for here.
     
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    Thank you. From what I have read so far, I think this site is going to prove invaluable. There's some great topics going on!

    Nikki
     
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    Welcome, Nikki. :)
     
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    Welcome to WF, Nikki :D
     
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    Welcome Nikki.
    I wish you well in your writing endeavors.




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    Hi and welcome Nikki :)
     
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    Hello Nikki, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Writing Workshop 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 Writing Workshop, 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 Writing Workshop, 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. We also impose a two-week waiting period before you may post writing for critique, to give you time to become familiar with what is expected and how the site operates. The Writing Workshop 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 Writing Workshop 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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