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    Hey there, another n00b for the ranks :)

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by elliepie, Jul 27, 2010.

    Hey there :D

    I joined the site as per recommendation of MissLotty, who is admittedly very eager to read the first chapter of the story I'm trying to write. The story started as a NaNoWriMo project, which it was suggested I try and participate in by another friend, but, at the time, I just didn't have time to complete it in the time scale provided.

    This place seems to be just what I need to make sure I get on with the story and get some constructive criticism on it, so she had the right idea telling me to join.

    Just thought I'd post a little n00b thread and say hi to anyone who will listen. I look forward to getting as attached to this place as MissLotty has.

    :D
     
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    Yey!
    I'm glad you are here. And and and I'm uber excited to read some story... I'm entering a comp from uni (well working on something new for it any way) The deadline isn’t until November but I might be reeling you in to help with editing :) xxx
     
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    Hello Ellie, 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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    Welcome to the forums.
     
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    Hello and welcome :D
     
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    Hey there ellipie, welcome to the forums.

    Good luck with your story
     
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    Hi Ellipie. Welcome.
     
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    I can't believe I've not had time for a little post on here since this thread I started -.-

    @MissLotty alright, alright, I'll try and get something I'm happy with :p oooh, editor's meetings, huh? :D

    @Cogito thanks for the run down, that was pretty helpful :D

    @Gigi_GNR, @Shinn, @untalented311 thanks

    @Zane thanks, it would seem I need all the help I can get

    @dogboon thanks, and don't worry about the name, it would seem you're not the only one :p
     

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