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    Heyo!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MSHendrie, Aug 5, 2009.

    Hi, new here signed up last week posted some things left saw there are rules, so thought I come at it properly this time.

    I'm 20 so not that long out of school, recently I took a writers craft class and really took to it. I've been writing my own stuff, tuck it away and keep adding to it. Not the most disciplined person in the world I'm really trying to keep my head in the right place before the next years of schooling. So I've been writing short stories poems so on.

    And now after reviewing some work am going to attempt posting my first piece, wish me luck!
     
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    Hello M. S., 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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    Hi and welcome to the asylum!
     
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    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

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    ^ ignore him, he tends to be a bit loopy. :D

    Salutations and welcome to the jungle!
     
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    Beware of Gigi, she could contaminate you with her bad influences.

    Howdy there, welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Enjoy your path to literary enlightenment and proceed with reckless abandon. ^^
     
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    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

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    ^ beware of him, he puts glass in Halloween candy. :D

    You'll have fun here, I'm sure. lol
     
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    Dammmmnn, Gigi.

    You've been here for a fraction of the time that I've been and you've doubled my post-count, almost.

    How much do you talk, woman?
     
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    That's exactly what I was thinking! I just like to make my voice heard--it was never my goal to get as many posts as i have. :D
     

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