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    Hi all! I'm new

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Irishheart, Aug 19, 2010.

    Hello everyone! I'm Sheila and I just wanted to say hello. I'm going to be 46 years old Oct. 3 and am the author of the YA paranormal series, The Dark Circle. The first book in the series was just published. It's called The Betrayal and will be out this fall. I'm having a book trailer done and as soon as it's ready I'll let you know. Thanks for having me!
     
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    Hello Sheila and welcome!

    Hey, like your computer name. Enjoy yourself here!
     
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    Hello Sheila, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Review Room before you post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on 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 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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    Congrats on getting published, and welcome. :)
     
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    Welcome Sheila :)
     
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    Hello Sheila and welcome :)
     
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    welcome and congrats!

    who's your publisher?... not asking to be nosy, but because getting feedback on folks' experiences with the various publishing venues is very helpful to those who're headed in that direction, so i hope you won't mind sharing both the positive and the negative...

    love and welcoming/congratulatory hugs, maia
     
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    Hi, welcome! If you want me to review anything, just PM me and I"ll get right on it!
     
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    Thanks everyone. I appreciate the welcome.
    Tessie thanks. I'm Irish so it just seemed appropriate. LOL!

    Cogito, I will do all you suggest. I did want everyone to know that I do book reviews for a magzine so if I can be of assistance just let me know.

    I also wanted to day hello to Eunoia, Zane, Shinn, and Mallory.

    Mammamaia, I don't think your being nosy. My publisher is Authorhouse. Publish America wanted to publish it but I don't know if I trust them to or not. I will probably make it available through Lulu publishing also.
     
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