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    Hey Everyone

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Celucias, Jan 27, 2011.

    It's been a while since I've written. I recently just started getting back into it. Writing has always been kind of an outlet to me. It has helped me to conquer a lot of emotional demons I've encountered over the years. When nobody was ever there for me, writing was. I've definitely developed my path of self discovery because of it. I came across this forum in random interest of searching, so I thought I would check it out and introduce myself. I look forward to reading what everyone has to share and learning as I go.
     
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    I found my way here randomly recently also, and have been happy with the people and site. I have found the philosophy of this site has helped me grow already, and I hope you find the same. Welcome.
    I look forward to reading some of you work very soon
     
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    Welcome.
    It sounds as if you may have a lot of life experience from which to draw, in your writing. I look forward to reading your work.
     
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    Welcome. :)
     
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    Welcome to the forums! Hope you find it enlightening here! :)
     
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    Hello Celucias, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Review Room 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 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 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. 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). 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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