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    Hey everyone!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Damaster4u, Apr 7, 2009.

    Hello everyone! My name is Jesse. I came to this site hoping that I could share my story’s with people here and get an honest opinion because the last site I tried to share with didn’t respond at all forcing me to get opinions from only friends. So I came here hoping to get the honest opinion of everyone here. I also hope I can make some cool friends along the way here too. I\m going to be starting with my story called “Light In the Path of Darkness” A story made by me during very hard times. I hope you enjoy it and I look forward to comments and meeting some cool people. :)

    - Jesse :cool:
     
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    Hello Jesse, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    That isn't exactly how it works here. We do have a critiquing workshop called the Review Room, and once you have begun learning how to give critiques, you will have a opportunity to place a sample of your writing on the dissecting table.

    But posting your own work 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.

    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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    My mistake man, ill adjust to this in no time. Thanks for the heads up!
     
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    Hey Jesse-Welcome to WF, hope you have a great time here...:)
     
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    Welcome to the site, Jesse. I'm sure you'll find plenty of people here willing to critique your work as long as you critique theirs :-D

    Looking forward to seeing you around the site.

    ~Lynn
     
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    Hi and welcome! :)
     

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