1. Jax Nova
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    Hey! Just signed up.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jax Nova, Feb 7, 2009.

    Hi my name is Jason Hein and I was looking around for writing forums and this one popped up.

    It looks like there are a lot of people who come here and I amlooking forward to spending a litte time here. Looks like a great place.

    I'm usually to lazy to write out much ont eh "About me" stuff but in short I am a farmer/musician/writer

    I have a self published poetry book and am trying to set up a website and learn how to better "self promote" my book as well as working on writing a Novel. If your interested in more indepth visit my website in my profile and signiture *points down* , I'd also love to get some feedback on my site if you think there is anythign I should add or even take off. Any suggestions are welcome, i just want it to look good. :)

    *waves to everyone*
     
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    Hello Jason, 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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    Hey Jax Nova! Welcome to the WF!

    *Waves back*

    Nice to meet you
    - Jack
     
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    Hi! I'm new here too and so far it's a lot of fun.
     
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    Sorry Cogito. I did read throught he forum rules but I gues I do a little to much "skimming" over parts. I had the signiture from other sites so I just coppied and pasted without even giving it a second thought.

    Thanks for the welcoem though. :) And Jack and Becky. :)
     

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