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    Hii :)

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Milomouse, Jan 14, 2010.

    Hello everyone who is reading this.

    I have no idea what to do here, I am very interested in writing and my year 6 teacher thought I am quite good. :D I am in the middle of writing a book called Shape Shifter's Academy. I have written about 55 pages and have typed up 22. I like it and I wanted it to be a novel, but I don't think that will happen. :p

    I need to go now but I would like people to help me and direct me to some good threads. :)
     
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    Hello Milomouse, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    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 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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    Thank you Cogito :) I will have a look at the contests - they sound really fun! At the moment I am in the middle of bad writers block. I can't think of anything to write about! I am sure the ideas on this forum will help me.
     
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    Milomouse,

    Welcome! Don't hesitate to jump right into the discussions and writing/critting when you're ready.

    Terry
     
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    Milomouse

    Congrats on accomplishing what you have already written!

    Welcome to the forums!
     
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    Welcome to the WritingForums! :D Hope you get everything you need and more out of this site, and enjoy being here. :)
     
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    Thank you guys :love: At about 10:30 last night I thought of a great book idea! Now I have started writing it and it is looking good so far. :D
     

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