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    Hiyas.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lilix morgan, Mar 15, 2009.

    Erm, okies, well, uh, hiiiiii.
    The name's Livi, but you can call me Lilix if you forget my real name.
    I've been noodling with the idea of writing since 6th grade, but always thought of it more as a 'hobby' and not a 'job', especially in today's economical status. Writers aren't always financially stable, if you catch my drift. But everything else I tried to get into, medicine, law, everything kind of ... failed, and my writing stayed with me since the get-go. So, sitting here, I figured it's time for the world to hear my voice, time for me to write and let my stories be told.
     
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    Welcome, Livi. Hope you hang around for a long, long time. There are writers of all shapes and sizes here, so you should be able to get into some good discussions about writing and other things.

    You're pretty much correct when you say that writers aren't the most financially stable people, but if it's what you want to do, what else is there to do?
     
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    Hi there, Sato! So far I've been skimming around a bit, and so far I like what I see. I'm hoping to gain some insight and evolve my novel as much as I can until it shines from every angle possible.

    Very true. That alone was one of the main reasons why I never seriously considered writing as a profession, but when it boiled down to it, writing is what I do, no matter what. People have always told me I'm a very creative and talented writer, so why not see if it's true and run with it, yeah?

    I've got the first seven chapters of my book done, and just last Wednesday let one of my closest and most honest friends read it. I haven't heard back from her yet, but when I do I'll know just how much I need to work with. Hopefully I'll gain some criticism, both positive and negative, to push me to write my best and encourage me to give it my all.

    Sorry, I ramble a bit when I enter a new place with unfamiliar faces. Hehe.
     
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    Hii!!!!!!!!!! One of my best friends is Morgan!!!! Hope to see you around!
     
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    Hi and welcome! :)
     
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    Hello Livi, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    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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    Thanks for all the warm welcomes, everyone!
    I can't wait until you all start to see my work! :love:
     

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