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    Howdy from Austin

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RoseMarye, Dec 11, 2010.

    Hello all. My name is Rose Marye. A little about myself, I am new to the online creative writing forum and blog world and am trying to find ways to improve my skills as a writer. I have recently found a talent for poetry and am trying to nourish that to the fullest extent possible.

    I have joined the forum here for three reasons, one--to hopefully give some feedback and receive some feedback on pieces, two, to improve my knowledge and skills about poetry in general, the obsessive forms in particular, and three to shamelessly (though quietly and semi-subtly) to promote my blog and find some topics which I may write about. I am hoping to improve my techniques with expository writing as well, and can use all the practice I can get.

    I look forward to meeting you all on the forums!--Rose Marye
     
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    Hello Rose Marye, 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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    Welcome Rose Marye. :)
     
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    Welcome from another Austin person!

    Hope you find what you are looking for here :) It's a great community.
     
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    Thank you all for the warm welcome.
     
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