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    Hi, I'm superlative

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by superlative, Feb 15, 2009.

    Well...I'm certainly no pro writer, that's for sure. My skills are amateur at best, but I always (well, not always :p) like to write. I haven't been writing for a while, but I recently returned to it. So, I hope I can valuably contribute to this site! But I go weeks without writing...

    I do not take classes, I do not do anything like that. But I hope people can provide VALUABLE criticism if I manage to write a story. So, I hope the community here is good (it seems a little empty, I must admit) and...

    Hi. :D
     
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    Hi from another new member :)
     
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    Hey, how do you get beyond junior member? I've noticed we both have it :)
     
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    I'm assuming the more posts you make and the more you give critique to other writers, the higher on the ladder you get.

    Oh, and-- welcome to the boards!
     
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    Hey superlative! Welcome to the WF!
    Nice to meet you
    - Jack
     
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    Hmm...I'm at a slight loss at what to do next? Do you think I should review some stories? :confused:
     
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    Hello Superlative, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    As is true for writing in general, reading is a good starting point here as well.

    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 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.

    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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