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    Hi, all

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by OurJud, May 21, 2009.

    Hello, there. I've been writing short stories for many years now - never had anything published, but then I've never really tried. I've decided to give poetry a go, and am hoping to gather some advice from others.

    See you around the place.
     
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    Hello OurJud, 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.

    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). 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 OurJud!
    Welcome to WF.org :)
    Enjoy your stay!
    xxx
     
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    Welcome ^-^ Hope you find the advice you want. I came looking for help, have only been here, what, a month maybe, and have had some helpful and constructive words already :)

    Good luck
     
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    hey Juddy! Ill think you'll fit right in here, let me know however I can help:)
     
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    Juddy :D Nicknamed already!

    Thanks very much for all the welcomes. Looking forward to posting much.
     
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    Hi and welcome :)
    My late father was a Mancunian ;)
     
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    Welcome! I am new too, I hope youre finding the forum to be as welcoming and helpful as I have so far also.
     

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