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    Hey-yo!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CaliWriterWV, Nov 10, 2009.

    Hello everyone! I'm Cali. I'm in love with two things, Writing and Literature. Which is why I'm here now.:p

    My favorite authors include Alexandre Dumas, Jane Austen, Lemony Snicket, Hans Christian Andersen, Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins.

    I've always loved Dumas' writing style and the romantic tales he told. So I think out of all of them, Dumas is my favorite. But then again, I do enjoy reading Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events. And I also adore Jane Austen's romantic (yet funny) stories. I guess it all just matters on what mood I'm in.

    Oh, yes. I also write. Of course not published, that's a dream of mine.
    Now, I know I'm not the best writer in the world but there's always room for improving.

    And I plan on majoring in Literature or History when in College. Because I love both subjects just as much as the other. So maybe I'll become a Historian author. :p

    One last thing, I do have some questions and what not but that's for later.

    See you all around.
     
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    Hello Cali, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Maybe this will answer some of your questions before you have to ask them.

    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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    Wow! That did answer a lot of questions! Thank you. :3
     
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    welcome! :]
     
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    Thank you. C;
     
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    Welcome to the Froums Cali:)
     
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