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    Hullo? I'm... well, I'm new.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by screamingsolstice, Aug 1, 2009.

    Hiya; my name's Anastasia. I'm fifteen (yes, young, don't judge) and I live in Hong Kong. No.. I'm not Chinese. ;]
    Basically, I've joined this forum because I'm writing a book and I'm realizing that while, sure, I can spew out my plot with a decent vocabulary and go on for page after page, I need input. I'm hoping to find people with ideas and a general idea of how a book should go, because I've never been good at the technicals. I have this horrible tendency to be infrequent; where parts of my story will be rushed, and others stretched out.
    On the other hand, it'll be nice to meet other writers and I look forward to reading your material. =]
     
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    Hi and welcome to the asylum!
     
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    Howdy. Welcome to the Writing Forums. Pleasure to meet you. :]
     
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    Hello Anastasia, 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.

    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 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 to the forums. :)

    Hey, I'm only 17. :p

    I'm sure we had a member once who was 12...
     
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    Welcome to the forums, Anastasia. Hope you enjoy your creative journey.
     

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