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    That's for me to know and you to not know.

    I don't know alot

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by L.H.J., Apr 14, 2011.

    Hi, everybody. I'm L.H.J. I've kinda been looking around here for a few weeks and got tired of not being allowed to snoop without end. So tonight I decided to join :eek: Currently, I'm writing a story of mine that I refer to as "my baby." It's been like a whole year since I started on it.

    Anyway, as I said in the title, I don't know alot. Alot about writing. So hopefully if you guys don't mind, I'll post questions here or there to help me out.

    Thanks for listening. This looks like a good site to join :rolleyes: Everybody seem friendly.

    L.H.J.
     
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    Welcome. As you said, "you don't know alot." This is a place of learning so first lesson--a lot.
     
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    Thank you Sid. :)
     
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    Welcome!

    My current story is also something I would consider "my baby". They grow up so fast. Before you know it, they'll be on their own someday.
     
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    Hello, Welcome to the forums. Also don't worry about not knowing alot, during your stay here, you will learn quite a bit :)
     
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    Hello to another new member! Thanks for welcoming me just after joining up!
     
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    Hello LHJ, Welcome to the Creative Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Writing Workshop 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 Writing Workshop, 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 Writing Workshop, 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. We also impose a two-week waiting period before you may post writing for critique, to give you time to become familiar with what is expected and how the site operates. The Writing Workshop 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 Writing Workshop 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! I'm sure you will find your stay here very amicable. :D
     
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    Hi LHJ and welcome.

    Here's hoping that your 'baby' grows into a fine and successful adult and may it spawn many successful off-springs.

    Good luck.
     
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    Hi and welcome to the forum:)
     

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