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    Hi.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by iDave, Dec 4, 2009.

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    Waves Hello!
    Greetings to you, Dave.
     
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    Hi Dave, welcome.
     
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    did you scare him off, jewels?... ;-)

    or did he just change his mind about joining us?
     
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    Hello Dave, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    .........................., right back atcha. :)

    Posting your own writing for comment 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!
     
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    welcome to the WF! :)
     
  7. Jewels In Autumn
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    Well mammamaia,
    It looks like well over an hour before anyone spoke to him.
    If you look at the time he edited his post, 3:15pm. Most likely removing his comments. I showed up 4:28pm. He was already long gone.
    Let's all hope he comes back.....
    D:confused:
     
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    Hi everyone. I'm just testing the water before getting my feet wet. Thanks for the welcomes.
     
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    he's baaaack!

    glad to see we didn't scare you off, young'un...

    welcome to the fold... love and hugs, maia
     
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    Hello Dave and welcome!!! :)
     
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    hello and welcome! :]
     
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    Once again Hello Dave,
    I thought perhaps you were just a tad shy.
    Hope you are spending some time looking over the forum.
    Glad your still here.
    :D
     
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    I usually jump right in and tread water when joining a forum. However, since this is a writing forum, I'm a little shy about posting for fear every word will be scrutinized :cool:.

    Thus far, the waters are inviting...
     
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    Critique would be the word...

    May I suggest starting a blog,
    You can categorize it according to topics.
    Then write to your hearts content.
    You can allow others to comment, or block them from a comment.
    Your choice.

    Lots of fun activities can be found
    Much self help, so just poke around for awhile.
    Everyone is friendly....
     

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