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    Hi :)

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Star_Crossed09, Sep 13, 2008.

    Hi my name is Lindsey and I'm new to the board, I just wanted to introduce myself :)

    I used to write fan fiction, but now I'm out of that phase. And I love writing and reading!

    Lindsey
     
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    haha, well welcome lindsey. im new too, we'll look out for each other, lol.
     
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    lol thanks :D
     
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    HI! Hope you enjoy the forum! Cute avatar!
     
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    Thanks you guys are so nice :)
     
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    What genre do you write? Just cause I am nosey and curious! :p hehe!
     
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    I really like to write romance but I don't like the normal 'happy endings' in the fan fictions I wrote people never stay together or they die or something dramatic lol, it just seems that the 'happy ending' is way too overdone, I only do those when it feels right lol, but I'm also trying to experiment with horror and other genres :D
     
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    Yes, those soppy endings bite! lol! I love the horror genre. It is a huge challenge I find. It's not easy to write really. Because so many people are desensitized to it these days... plus getting published is hard as well. So much fun though! I love a challenge!
     
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    Yeah i'ts definately a challenge! But that's what makes it so fun! :D
     
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    I couldn't agree with you more!
     
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    Hi!! :D Thanks for welcoming me :D
     
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    Hi Lindsey, 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.

    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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