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    Hi, I'm Jim

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by zedus, Sep 28, 2010.

    So, I have yet to introduce myself. My name is Jim, I’m 23. I joined Writing Forums a few months ago and have been perusing its contents since. I am a new writer, but one who is very interested and dedicated to becoming the best one that I can be. Unfortunately, it took me until very recently to fully discover my love for writing and storytelling at large. But that’s ok, because I have discovered it! I need a toooonnn of work to become the writer that I hope to be and think that I will be able to be, but that’s what this forum if for, so I am excited to learn and be challenged. I’m particularly interested in writing fantasy and have a novel in that genre that I have been working on for a while, but I also have been experimenting with all sorts of different genres and styles. I also really like writing short stories, these tend to me more in the realist vein. I hope to be a fixture on this forum and in the writing world at large in coming years and learn and achieve all that I can. I’m fairly open to criticism, so feel free to hit me with some of that whenever it’s appropriate (which will probably be always), hopefully it will help me in my learning and ultimately aid me in optimizing my potential. I’m looking forward to getting to know some of you guys in this community, so yea, that's a bit of me, and HI!
     
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    Hello Jim, 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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    HI! And welcome. :)
     
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    Hello! Guess you know what you're getting yourself into if you've been lurking that long :p
     
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    Hi there Jim!
     
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    Hey Jim. Welcome to WF
     
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