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    I'd offer you tea, but we don't have a kettle.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LadyLazarus, Nov 18, 2009.

    Not a working one, anyway. We have four broken ones, though. So, unfortunately I cannot offer you a warm beverage - as England's social customs dictate I should.

    Hello, I'm quite obviously new. I'm LadyLazarus and I dare to describe myself as a writer. Even though I write more poetry, so logic dictates that I am a poet. Oh well, logic seems to matter little in matters such as these!
     
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    Welcome. Hope you enjoy it here.
     
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    Welcome...no worries, I don't like tea anyways. Good to have another poet/writer here.
     
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    Hello Lady L, 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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    hey and welcome!!

    *chugs soda and slumps on a couch*

    No warm beverage needed, thanks. :D
     
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    welcome! :]
     
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    Welcome to the forums LadyLazarus:)
     
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    Welcome to the forums! I'm glad you write poetry because it's my favorite to edit. Also the world definitely needs more poets. = D
     
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    A very warm welcome to the forums lady Lazarus, love the intro btw, very humorous hope you have fun here and meet lots of interesting new people and pick up lots of tips. Incidentally noticed you are only a few miles away from myself on the good old south coast, so good to see this neck of the woods being represented as so far everyone is either American or from the north!
     

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