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    Hey there!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Livie1204, Jul 29, 2011.

    Hi everyone, im new here, but not new to forums. I've been on plenty. Anways I have some cool novels that im going to be posting under the section: Novels.

    If you want to check it out go ahead.I need a title for my first novel. I'm going to be posting a preview. So check it out :)


    ~toodles:love:33
     
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    Nice meeting you and welcome to the forums. Enjoy the forums and have fun. But stop! Before you post any writing you should wait for Cog to post here, he'll give you the lay down on the rules.
     
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    Yeah, make sure to read cogito's rules and FAQ. They're very handy. But anyways welcome :)
     
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    Thank you both. Who is cog? Sorry if that's a stupid question. :)
     
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    Hello Livie, Welcome to the Creative Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Writing Workshop before you try to post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on should not be among the very first things you do here anyway. 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 Writing Workshop, 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 Writing Workshop, 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. We also impose a two-week waiting period before you may post writing for critique, to give you time to become familiar with what is expected and how the site operates. The Writing Workshop 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 Writing Workshop 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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    ^ is Cog, one of the site mods.

    Before you post your stuff for review, you have to give at least two in-depth constructive reviews on the same subforum (i.e. critique two others poems before posting your own poem, same with the horror forum, children's story forum etc)
     
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    So if I want to post a novel, I could critque 2 and then I can post one?:confused:
     
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    Exactly. Just give two other posters critique and specific feedback first. Not just "it was good," but what techniques worked and what didn't and why.

    Also, I think you have to be here for two weeks and have a certain number of posts first, too.
     
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    welcome
     
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