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    Howdy Ho!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cmschlatt, Nov 27, 2008.

    Hi all, obviously new here. Mostly here because I have a paper I need to get edited that might determine the remainder of my college career. I've also been looking around the site and there are some very talented writers here! Don't know if this is allowed in the Introductions section, but there is very low traffic in the section I posted my essay so here is a link if anybody wants to take a look see and give me some critique. <link removed, along with the post>

    Thanks for any help and have a happy Thanksgiving! :D
     
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    Hello C. M., Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    It's too bad you didn't check the rules first. This site strictly prohinits that kind of "help."

    Posting your own work should not be the very first thing you do here anyway. It is really worthwhile 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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