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    Howdy!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Niddy, Aug 27, 2008.

    Hey guys! Thought I'd introduce myself. I'm Jeni, and registered here to get ideas on how to get my many works in progress on the road to being published.

    Good to meet y'all!
     
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    Welcome to the forums! :D
     
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    Hello Jeni, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    We have a wide range of members here, from those just testing the waters to see if they even like writing, to some who have published several works. Hopefully, you'll find the answers to your questions here, or at least others to join you on the search for answers (and even better questions).

    Posting your own work should not be the very first thing you do here. 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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    Welcome, enjoy it while you're at it.
     
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    :D ;) :) "Welcome," from the Smilies!
     
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    Hi Jeni, Welcome!
     
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    Thanks for the warm welcome guys! And yup I've been explorin' like crazy and many of my questions have been answered already! Y'all are getting me SO FREAKIN EXCITED! LOL
     
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    Hi Niddy, and welcome.

    Love the name!

    Regards, Biddy.
     

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