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    N00b!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Carnivorous, Aug 22, 2010.

    Hi all,

    I'm Carnivorous, and thanks to Google, I found myself on here. I'm not a professional writer though I am working on a novel. Even if it is advancing at a pace so glacial it feels as much like unwriting as writing.

    The last couple of books I read are "Why Does e=mc2" by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw, "What I Talk About When I Talk About Running" by Haruki Murakami and "Blood Meridian" by Cormac McCarthy. All of which are worth reading for different reasons.

    The last thing I cooked was a Chicken and Spinach curry.

    The last thing I drank was a glass of dry white wine, which sounds rather effeminate for anyone with a username of Carnivorous but I'm nothing if not iconoclastic.

    Umm. Anyway. Hello and that.
     
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    Hello Carnivorous!

    Do you call yourself that because you devour books? I think you will find WF most helpful. People freely share and freely compare. Welcome.
     
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    Hello and welcome :)
     
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    He's coming! He's coming!

    Welcome Carnivorous, I hope you enjoy your stay here.
    Hang around long enough, and you'll know exactly who "he" is. I'm sure he'll show up sooner or later.
     
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    Hello Carnivorous, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Pleased to meat you, won't you stay for dinner?

    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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    Welcome. :)
     
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    Welcome to WF :)
     
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