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    Hey'o!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bborps, Jun 30, 2008.

    Hey guys whats up?

    It seems that another writing forum I was using finally gave up the ghost and closed down. So here I am! I hope to blow your minds with my epic fiction shortly, but first I have a question:
    Is "On Writing: a memoir of the craft" worth buying?


    Oh, and heres that fiction I promised.
    The big 200 pound man walked into the door and asked the people where is the hooded guy? the people ripleed I dunno dood. I said where is he?!?!?!!?!?!? they diddnt no. he shot THem.

    Please help me :(
     
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    Hello bborps, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    I'm personally not enough of a fan of Stephen King's writing to want to read all about how he does it. But I know there are others here who think that book is the best thing since sliced heads.

    Posting your own work should not be the very first thing you do here. It is really worthwhile 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.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
     
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    Hi! Welcome. :)
     
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    'Ello!
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    You guys didn't even read my post did you?
    I don't blame you! Thanks for the hellos :p


    And thank you Cognito for answering my question and giving that nice volume of information.
     
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    Welcome :)
     
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