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    Hi

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sammy, Dec 4, 2008.

    Hi,
    Just thought i'd do the standard thing and introduce myself.
    I live in Australia, read as often as i can and write when i really shouldn't.
    I've written stories for as long as i can remember (my older brother got me started on it when we were very little).
    At the moment i've finished the first draft of a major piece of writing (somewhere in the 200,000 word plus mark) but am completely rewriting it.
    Well.. that's about it for now...
     
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    Heya Sammy, welcome to the forums! Glad to see another sneaky writer like myself, I always find time ;) Hope you greatly enjoy this place like I have!
     
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    Hi Sammy, welcome to the forums. Congrats on reaching such a large word count, why are you rewriting it? For editing purposes, or literally a rewrite?
     
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    Hello!
    Welcome to the forums!:)
     
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    Hello Sammy, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    That's quite the word count. Are you revising or rewriting? You certainly have plenty of leeway for snipping out any flab and fluff in the writing.

    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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    Hey all,
    Yeah a complete rewrite. I wrote it when i was about 16 and have been adding to it since (in between doing other stuff) so now i read it i know it needs changes. That and the stuff i was talking about isn't really relevant anymore.
    Nice to meet ya all.
    And don't worry i won't just be posting my stuff - i don't have the internet at home yet (just moved house) and they say it will take six weeks so this will only be from work... hmmmm...
     
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    Wheeoo, 200,000 words. And I thought I had my hands full with my short stories. :eek: Welcome to the forums Sammy.
     

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