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    Introductions

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lukemcgrath, Jun 16, 2010.

    Hi all,

    Just wanted to take a bit of your life up by introducing myself here.

    So I'm Luke, the well known personable fellow from Newcastle upon Tyne (Though originally Nottingham).

    I'm 24 and studying for an MA in creative writing, I've just launched my tutoring business and am waiting for the clams to roll in.

    I write short stories and am working on my first novel at the moment (when I've done this anyway). This year I've already made some scrilla by coming 3rd in a real competition!

    Feel free to say hi, and I'll see you around.
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    Welcome Luke. :)
    Where are you studying for your MA?
     
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    Hi Luke, welcome to the Forums! Nice to see someone from my neck of the woods! We're practically neighbours!
     
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    Hey Luke. :)
     
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    Hello Luke and welcome :)
     
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    Hello Luke, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Review Room 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 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 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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    Hi everyone, thanks for the wellcome!

    Paul - The land of the pork pie! Good to see the east mids represented

    Eunoia - Can't believe I forget to say - it's from Newcastle
     
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    Haha, I probably should have guessed that since you said you were from there. I was just interested where 'cause I'm studying for a BA in Creative Writing.
     

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