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    Hey everyone!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LordKyleOfEarth, Feb 21, 2009.

    I'm an unpublished college student who has always had an interest in writing, but never nurtured that desire (until now). I found yall on Google and you seem to be a nice community. I look forward to contributing and learning from the people here.

    One quick question, I have a short story (around 3,600 words) that I would like to eventually post here for critique. Is that too long? I did not see any limits on story length, but most of the posts here are well under the 1000 mark.

    -Kyle
     
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    Hi from across the pond! :)
    I'm not sure about length of short stories but I'm sure someone will be a long soon to tell you! ;)
     
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    Hey LordKyleOfEarth! Welcome to the WF!

    Perhaps you can divide it up into parts/sections and post here for critique.

    Nice to meet you
    - Jack
     
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    Hello Kyle, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Posting your own work 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.

    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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    Yeah I think I will split the story. I am happy with the middle, it is the ending I am iffy on (I THINK I like it...) but I feel you need the rest of the stoy to really get it. We'll see how it goes!

    Thanks for the welcoming everyone!
     
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