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    Hey everybody, new member here

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by The_Monolith, Jun 26, 2013.

    Hey everyone, my name's Wassim (that's Weh-seem), and I'm a writer from Illinois. I like to write short stories, but every now and then I'll write a poem or two.

    I just started my own publishing house, Monolith Books, and I'm very excited to get it going. I just put out my second book, Mouth of God, Light of Infinity, in April. It's a collection of short stories dealing with mortality and isolation, among other things. My own writing is going to take a backseat while I help other people realize their dreams but I hope to write in my spare time

    I'll be posting my own stuff every here and there, but mainly I'll be browsing other people's works and providing feedback. Glad to be joining the site!
     
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    Hey Wassim welcome . Good job on having your own publishing house.
     
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    Hey Juju, thank you for the kind words. We just launched and it's been a lot of work, but it's something that I'm hoping will grow
     
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    Welcome to the forum. Please read the forum rules. I'll post one here because it seems to be appropriate to do so:

    No advertisements may be posted, including the use of signature links for advertising, and including "free" products. Recruitment for external projects, other sites, publishing opportunities, or writing services are also considered prohibited advertising. Accounts created for advertising purposes will be permanently banned. You may contact support@writingforums.org for information on paid advertising.

    Good luck with your publishing activities.
     
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    Hello Wassim, Welcome to the Creative Writing Forums.

    See Ed's note above with respect to advertising.

    Please read How to Use the Writing Workshop before you try to post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on should not be among the very first things you do here anyway. 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 Writing Prompts, 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 site 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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