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    Hey there, I'm Danny.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TMD, Oct 19, 2009.

    I'll give you a quick summary of me then shall I? I'm 17, I live in Scotland and attend High School. I've always had a passion for writing, I'm heavily interested in novel writing, script writing and song writing. Despite my love of english I find that I'm a lazy bugger and never actually do much. Next year I'll be doing an English course in Glasgow, which will most likely include film studies.

    I'm a pretty easy going guy, and very used to the ways of forums. I'm in a four piece band where I play bass guitar and co-write lyrics. My main musical interests are Pixies, Mogwai, Kings of Leon, The Wombats, Radiohead, The Smashing Pumpkins, Frightened Rabbit and so on and so forth.

    I'm a pretty big movie and tv lover. Any fans of the gilmore girls here? :p Lost is also another biggie for me.

    Well thats pretty much it. Feel free to ask anything you like. I'll try to post some stuff around and hopefully you guys can get me in shape. Those short story contests seem like fun :D
     
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    hey, welcome! I'm new too :]
     
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    Thank you :) Hope to see you around!
     
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    Hello Danny, 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.

    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 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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    your welcome, and me too! :D
     
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    Welcome to the boards Danny.
     
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    welcome! :)
     

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