1. Silk_Sk
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    Hey, I'm Silk.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Silk_Sk, Feb 12, 2009.

    So, hey. This seems like a nice place. I don't actually write that often since I also love to draw and make AMVs. But I want to write more so I'm a writing major in college. I haven't actually written much that wasn't a school assignment or something but I'm looking to get a story I wrote for my Fiction Workshop class published. I'll go post it in the Science Fiction Short Stories section. Hope you enjoy :D.

    EDIT: Oh, gotta do some reviews. Looking forward to reading y'all's stuff :).
     
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    Hello Silk, 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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    hi

    Hey Silk.

    Love your name :p
    Welcome.
     
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    I was planning on reviewing anyway. It's no difference to me whether I have to do it before posting my own work. I understand the reasons for it and am not really surprised. Showcasing my work was not my intention and I'm sorry if I gave that impression. I am looking for an honest critique just like anyone here should. Thanks for the advice.
     
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    Welcome! I hope you enjoy reading others work and get valuable feedback on your own stuff.
     
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    Hey Silk_Sk! Welcome to the WF!
    Nice to meet you
    - Jack
     

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