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    My name's not ACTUALLY Rawne :-)

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Rawne, Oct 13, 2009.

    But he's such a great character, I thought I'd be him for a while. :)

    I'm an unpublished writer from London and I've been dabbling for too long. I'd like to get a little more into it. In fact, I'd like to get a lot more into it.

    I'm here to learn as much as possible about good writing (fiction, specifically sci-fi), to meet other writers and to have a few laughs on the way.

    So hello!

    James
     
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    Welcome James! I'm a newbie here, too.

    One of my favorite authors is a sci-fi one, Ray Bradbury :)

    Anyways, hope to read something from you soon! How old are you?
     
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    Probably shouldn't admit it, but I've never read any Bradbury :redface:

    I'm 25. Where I come from it's rude to ask a lady her age... so how old are you? :cool:

    How long have you been on the site for? I've been having a look around already and there's so much great stuff to see.
     
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    Hello James, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    The members who are disclosing their ages have them on their profile page, at the upper right.

    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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    Major Elim Rawne, I presume? Tanith First and Only?

    Or am I reading an entirely different series of novels than you?
     
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    Hey James. Enjoy your stay! :)
     
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    Hello and welcome :cool:
     
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    Welcome to the crazy house.


    No, really.


    :D
     
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    thanks to you all. :)
     
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    ^^ Hewwo, Rawne
     

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