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    NaNo Refugee

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by FreakierThanThou, Nov 29, 2008.

    I just finished NaNoWriMo (wrote a 50k novel in one month... it turned into 65k and will likely be longer when I edit) and realized I'm really going to miss having people online to talk to about writing.

    So I came here. Might hide for a little bit, but it's all good.
     
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    Hello FTT, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Congratulations on reaching your NaNo goal!

    Posting your own work should not be the very first thing you do here. It is really worthwhile 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!
     
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    welcome ftt. Congratulations for Nano:D Hope you enjoy it here:)
     
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    Hello FTT. Welcome to the forums.
     
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    So you're a putter-inner, not a taker-outer. The same thing happens to me when I write. My first draft usually ends up looking like a very detailed outline.

    Anywho, congrats on the accomplishment and welcome to the forums FTT.
     
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    Welcome to the forum. Congrats on the NaNo novel, too.
     
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    Congrats on winning NaNo :) Hope you decide to stick around.
     

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