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    Hi to everyone on the site

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Menos, Jan 14, 2007.

    Hi I am new to this site and writing forums in general. I hope this will be a good place to contact fellow writers.

    I have tried to write a novel before and abandonned it after around 30,000 words. It really cannot be salvaged so I have now started on a second. The outline is complete and I have written (and re written) the first few chapters and need the motivation to complete it.

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    Hi menos - you'll want the novels thread, and the novel updates thread. See you around!
     
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    Welcome.

    Yep, as Onoria said post your writing progress in the Novels Update section (if you want) in General Writing and then post some of your novel down in the Novels section and there'll be plenty of people to read it, give opinions and critique.
     
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    Hey there and welcome, hope you have fun here and hope you find something that will help you out with your work.
     
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    Ooohh fellow writer! welcome! look forwards to seeing some of your novel :D
     
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    This is certainly thw right place to talk withfello writers.
    If you need any help please feel free to PM me or any of the other Moderators. We're all more than happy to help out with anything.:)

    Why not post up some of your first novel and see what critique you get for it. Any help and advice from fellow writers could help you improve it without having to start from scratch. ;)


    Anyhow.
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    Returning to writing

    Hi,

    I haven't been on here for a while. Since early 2008 in fact and want to give writing another go.....

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    Welcome back. :)
     
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    Life is dull when you're not writing, isn't it?
     
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    Hello Menos, Welcome back 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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