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    Just saying hello

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by nativesodlier, May 27, 2009.

    Hey the name is Dominic just wanted to give a small introduction
    I'm a California boy, central Ca to be a little more specific.

    i just signed up today, I have given my opinion on two pieces thus far, and I have posted a small excerpt from a work in progress which is here: http://www.writingforums.org/showthread.php?t=22178

    comments would be greatly appreciated.

    I am not a published writer nor do I have any degrees or extreme schooling in the art of writing, I simply have a passion. I am actually a visual artist and am currently attending school for an art degree. I do have a few pieces of my art published in small, local magazines and also the schools magazine. visual art is my first passion and music, reading and writing are close behind.

    thanks for taking the time to read this.
     
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    Hello Dominic, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Degrees mostly matter where resumes are required. Writers' work speaks for itself.

    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 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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    Well hello to you, I'm new myself so us novices have to stick together eh? I'll read your work for sure. Hope you enjoy the site as much as I have.
     
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    Cogito: I will difinitly be poking around this site and will continue to do so, i kinda just ran into the posting section and thought "oh man i gotta put up a piece" it was more to get an idea of wait time and figure out un written edict and such. i am definitely interested in this short story contest idea.

    Hindumaliman: yes we definitly should stick together! and i dont see how i wont enjoy this site.

    thank you both!
     
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    Hi Native!! Hope you end up having as much fun as everyone I met has been! I think a lot of people here aren't published or any real education for it- just a passion!
     
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    Hey dude. Sup? I'm not published or anything either, I just write as a passion too. Hope you like it here. :)

    I'm a visual arts person too. The picture in my profile is something I drew. It may not be up to the standards of an art degree-getting person, though. :p
     
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    HAHA no I like it. its interesting.yeah soon I shall be getting my bachelors then a decision of going for a masters arises. more school GAH lol
     
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    Thank you. :)

    oh no, more school!! anything but that!
     

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