1. Doigy91
    Offline

    Doigy91 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2010
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0

    Hi there!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Doigy91, Apr 7, 2010.

    Howdy ho :D

    I'm Ethan, or Doigy as some like to call me. I stumbled into here after looking for forums tailored for the inexperienced writer and well I was hoping to get some tips and even learn a thing or two.

    Not much more to say, I'm more of a Q&A person when it comes to me.
     
  2. Cogito
    Offline

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    35,935
    Likes Received:
    2,043
    Location:
    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Ethan, 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 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!
     
  3. NewBee
    Offline

    NewBee Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2010
    Messages:
    146
    Likes Received:
    3
    Hi Ethan! Welcome :)
     
  4. Doigy91
    Offline

    Doigy91 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2010
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    I took a peek Cogito thanks :D

    Hey NeeBee :) I have a sig idea for you thanks to Cogito's Italian proverb :D
     
  5. -NM-
    Offline

    -NM- Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    Messages:
    125
    Likes Received:
    3
    hello
     
  6. Gigi_GNR
    Offline

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2009
    Messages:
    12,143
    Likes Received:
    250
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    Nice avatar! :D
     
  7. Doigy91
    Offline

    Doigy91 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2010
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Firefly fan through and through :D
     
  8. Gigi_GNR
    Offline

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2009
    Messages:
    12,143
    Likes Received:
    250
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    I change my avatar a lot. Haven't changed this one in a while though. :D
     
  9. Aeschylus
    Offline

    Aeschylus Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    Messages:
    240
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    Washington, DC
    Welcome. Hopefully you'll find the help you're looking for.
     
  10. NewBee
    Offline

    NewBee Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2010
    Messages:
    146
    Likes Received:
    3
    You have a what for me? lol
     
  11. black-radish
    Offline

    black-radish Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2010
    Messages:
    156
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Heya! Welcome :D
     
  12. Sezensteal
    Offline

    Sezensteal Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2010
    Messages:
    161
    Likes Received:
    4
    Welcome!
     

Share This Page