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    Introduction

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Admin, Aug 9, 2011.

    Hello everyone,

    Most people call me Tony, however you can call me Admin if you choose. I am, quite obviously, an amateur at most things. Being only fifteen is, to say the least, a disadvantage in the areas in which I take interest in. For instance, I have not been on this planet long enough to properly gain a sense of time or scale in the area of Human Geography, but I digress. I joined this website as a sort of experiment; to read, critique, and hopefully get one or two of my own works read and critiqued by some people. Now I joined fully understanding that many of you are most likely a close-knit community, and I am the invader, so I shall take it slowly and try not to anger anyone. If you ever want me to read something or participate in a role-play simply ask and I will attempt to please. I do have some experience with writing, key example being my school's Creative Writing extra curricular, but also my own role-play forum project named Mind Game. I would like to thank anyone who is willing to befriend me and possibly 'show me around' writingforum.org.

    Godspeed.
     
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    Hello Tony, Welcome to the Creative Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Writing Workshop before you try to post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on should not be among the very first things you do here anyway. 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 to the Forums!
     
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    Hey, I'm new around here too. Welcome.
     
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    Welcome! :D I'm new around here too
     
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    I know exactly how you feel, I'm 15 as well. Any time You'd like to talk you can always inbox me. :) Welcome to the Writing Forums!
     
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    Thank you all for the warm welcomes! Now, as soon as I get settled in, I shall begin my contributions by reading and critiquing as many things as I can handle.
     

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