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    Hiya

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Masli, Oct 25, 2010.

    Hi,

    Masli here. Just wanting to say hi.

    Although I've been writing for a looooong long time, I never took it really seriously, more as a way of doing something with my fantasies.

    However, lately I started feeling that I wanted to do more with it than just jotting everything down in notebooks never to see the living daylight. As I was looking for a place on the internet where I could possibly post my stories and idea's I ran into this forum by chance. As I started reading the many posts, I realised that there is sooooo much more to writing than I initially thought!

    I got so motivated, and felt like finally all the pieces of the puzzle fitted together. It also made it clear to me that writing is more than just writing down your ideas; you have to actually think about what you write, and how etc.

    Anyway, I'm sure you've all heard it all before, so I'm going to shut up now ;)

    Please forgive me in advance if/when I'll be asking stupid questions.

    If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask me anything!

    ~Masli
     
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    Welcome Masli. :)
     
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    thank you Eunoia, feels good to be here ^^
     
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    Welcome, Masli. Don't hesitate to ask any questions. Even the stupid ones :p
     
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    Hello Masli, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Review Room before you post there. 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 the RPG forum for improvisational fiction. Also try 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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    Hello and welcome
     
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    thank you all so much! I feel welcome already ^^
     

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