1. sprirj

    sprirj Contributing Member

    Feb 2, 2009
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    Is this pointless? I hope not!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sprirj, Feb 2, 2009.

    Hello. I'm a noob. I have posted on another forum for writers, but I like the look of this one and it has some interesting threads.

    Whose writing a book then? Anyone published? I'm on my 4th attempt (but only 2nd proper attempt) I'm hoping to write a 90,000 word novel. Of which I have completed 28,000 words. (the end of the beginnning???). I'm looking for people to brainstorm with, if anyone needs a writing buddy, to keep ideas flowing, and hold off the writers block & whiskey hehe. I'm into Hunter S Tompson, Brett Easton Ellis, John Fante, Micheal Hollebecque & chuck palahniuk.

    My aim is to be published by the time I hit 30. Whose with me! lol:rolleyes:
  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Spirj, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    I'm not published, nor have I submitted for publication. It hasn;t been that long since I even considered doing so. I do have two novels in progress, though, and hope to have one ready to submit before TOO long.

    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.

    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 reviewing as a critical 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). 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!
  3. Jack

    Jack Contributing Member

    Dec 20, 2008
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    Hey Liz Cosline! Welcome to the WF!

    You'll find the finest writing tips here. :)

    Nice to meet you
    - Jack

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