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    Hi there!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Flonky, Jul 11, 2008.

    Hi there everyone, just found this website by googling a little bit. Found relicnews forums (a gaming forum) was not adequate enough for providing tips for writing. :) I am from Surrey, England, and am a pupil at secondary school - and am a bit of a satirical/dark sci-fi comedy writer. A bit specialised, perhaps...

    Anyway, enough about myself...

    *Waves.*
     
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    Hi, and Welcome to the Forums!
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply!

    So, does this site get much activity then? Just wondering. :)
     
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    Hey there, Flonky. Compared to a few other sites I've been to, WritingForums is a lot quieter. What is lacks in activity it more than makes up for in quality. Also, there's a lot less drama.

    If you want to be "taken seriously" as a new member, participate in more than just the review forums and try not to post anything to be reviewed until you have several reviews under your belt. Show people you'll be hanging around and they'll invest time in you.
     
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    Hullo Flonky, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Posting your own work should not be the very first thing you do here. It is really worthwhile 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.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
     
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    Thanks a lot for the warm welcome. Thanks Cogito for that information!

    :)
     
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    I'm a super newb too. Just want to say hi! :)
     
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    Hi! :)
     
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    Hi there, and welcome to WF!
    Feel free to PM me if you need anything. :)
     

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