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    Hey hey

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bloosmarti, Apr 1, 2009.

    Hello all, my name is Phil. I've wanted to be a writer for about a decade, but that annoying life stuff has always gotten in the way. I have about 60'000 words of a novel sat on my hard drive, not looked at it for nigh on three years now. I've recently aquired slightly more free time than I had in the past, so I've been telling myself I NEED to get back into writing. As of now I have no idea where its gonna take me, but here goes...
     
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    Hi and welcome! :)
    My parents grew up in Blackpool ;)
     
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    My mum lives in Blackpool. I live in Southport, but I consider myself to be from Liverpool. My wife, however, is initally from Belfast.
     
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    Hello Phil, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Good luck kickstarting your novel. I know it can be difficult getting your head back into it after a long break.

    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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    Welcome to the site! I think we all have those novels that have sat on our harddrives (or notebooks) just collecting dust. Hopefully you'll find the inspiration here to pick it up again and finish it!
     

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