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    Hiya!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by duskrose, Feb 17, 2009.

    So I'm a sophomore at a great school, finally enrolled in a Fiction Writing course, and I seem to be destroying it so I'm considering taking this writing thing seriously. I abhor writing poetry (meaning I'm terrible at it), but I've got basic short story skills. My dream is to write a novel in the style of Michael Cunningham, Amy Tan or Virginia Woolf, and to that end I seriously need some time to develop dialogue and characters. I'm sure I'll be around fairly frequently, I'm willing to appreciate and assist! Anything you want to know about me, just ask.
     
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    Welcome to the WF forums Duskrose

    Hope we can help you, and vise versa!

    And, i do hope we see you around often as you can

    ;)
     
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    Hi from another new member :)
     
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    Looks like we have something in common we both want to write a novel eventually.

    nice to meet you!
    message me if you need help with anything!

    =]
     
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    Hello Dusk Rose, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Better yet, write a novel in the style of Dusk Rose. Discovering what that style is is half the fun.

    Posting your own work 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.

    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 Stephie Kaye! Welcome to the WF!

    Yay!

    Nice to meet you
    - Jack
     
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    Welcome!
     

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