1. Jonesy
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    Hey Guys

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jonesy, Nov 13, 2008.

    Hello.

    Don't really know what to put in here, just i'd like to start writing a bit. I used to write some short stories (though craply), and would like to start picking that up again (though non craply). I've always wanted to write a novel however that isn't an option right now, but it's still a lnog term goal for somewhere in my life.

    I'm 15, though nearly 16.

    I like Death Metal, Metal, Alternative Rock, Ambient Rock, Psychadelic Rock, Classical, some Acoustic, I hate mainstream rock with a passion. I also hate ska with a passion.

    I'm currently part-way through reading Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series (finished book 3 and awaiting book 4 at the library). I'm into any kind of genre for books and movies really, provided it's good.

    So once again, Hello.

    -J.
     
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    Welcome to the forums. Hope you find what you're looking for. :)
     
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    Hello Jonesy, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    I have an abiding love for the short story. I am working on a couple novels (early stages), but I think I will always prefer the short story overall.

    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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    Yeah, welcome to these forums, I'm pretty new myself. I hope you find what you need and want. Best of luck pal :)
     
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    Welcome to the forums! Any specific bands you like?
     
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    Opeth, VAST, The Gathering, Metallica (Old stuff, not new), Nevermore, tons more, don't care to name them all, my last.fm is Jonesy777 if that's easier.
     

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