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    Hi there!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dawidgetwriter, Sep 25, 2011.

    I have a heart for writing. And I am simply looking for a place to be able to display my work, and receive constructive critique. And whether or not it would be worth putting effort into it. I am looking forward to hearing from you. And once my trail period is over, I hope to get some great feedback! With my work schedule the way it is, I hope to get some decent time put into this forum through reading, and getting involved with various threads.

    Thanks!

    - Luke
     
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    Welcome to the forums!
     
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    Welcome, Luke. Hope you do enjoy your time here.
     
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    Hello and welcome Luke :D
     
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    Hello Luke, Welcome to the Creative Writing Forums.

    This isn't really a place for showcasing your writing. It's a place for improving your writing, no matter what your current skill level is.

    Please read How to Use the Writing Workshop before you try to post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on should not be among the very first things you do here anyway. 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 Writing Workshop, 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 Writing Workshop, 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. We also impose a two-week waiting period before you may post writing for critique, to give you time to become familiar with what is expected and how the site operates. The Writing Workshop 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 Writing Workshop 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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    Hey dude good to read about you, I don't mean that in a weird stalker way or anything but erm
    Hey let's start again, HIYA LAD!
    Im curious to know what this trial period Thingy is you mentioned? Is that why I might have restricted access or
    something? Drop me a message n check out my blogs sometime and il do the same :)
    Regards dude - jakedolsey
     

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