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    Hellox Everyone!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ning, Nov 5, 2008.

    hello everyone! i'm new here and i found this site when i was searching for a forum where writers gather together. i thought it would be good to have friends of the same interests.
    i love to write a lot, and would do so during my spare time. i'm working on a novel which i had spent the last 3 years writing (progress kinda slow because i need to work and go to school at the same time. this is not an excuse lol), and is posting a chapter every week on my blog.
    so that's roughly my introduction.... yeapx.
     
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    Hello ning, 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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    Welcome

    Hi ning and welcome. I look forward to reading your work. Enjoy your time here.
    Ameasha
     
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    thanks for the welcome everyone. hehex.

    @Ameasha: i posted my story on my blog. the address is no-more-fairytales.com/stories
    there are 2 sub-blogs there for different stories, so just click on the link there to see which one you want to go. yeapx. do comment if you read it. hahax. i post one little chapter up on every sunday.
     
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    Hey there, welcome.
     

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