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    need help!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by awrite-geno, Sep 5, 2008.

    Umm yeah, i'm looking for help
    i'm not sure if im meant to type this thing here but oh well. :)

    anyway, im writing, or attempting to write a novel and i was wondering if anyone would tell me if its any good, suggest iprovements blah blah

    thanks people of the writing forum :D
     
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    Actually there is a review forum on here where you can post your work for critiquing. :)
    But in order to do so you have to review at least two other pieces first. If I'm remembering correctly.
     
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    yeah your right, but i dunno how to review things, im such a noob
     
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    Well as another member - Cogito - mentioned, reviewing other peoples work is also a learning process for yourself as well as for the person you are giving the review.
    You might not be so good at it now but you'll become better at it the more you do it, and become familiar with things.

    Just try the best that you can.
     
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    lol thankyou i guess?
     
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    You're welcome, I guess.
     
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    That's what this whole site is for.

    Welcome, and good luck with the novel.
     
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    Hmmm. Minor note, but your avatar and Solaris's are very similar yet completley different in style.

    Just couldn't help but to notice.
     
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    Hello awrite-geno, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    We do all of our critiquing in open forum, so all can contribute and learn both from reading and writing the critiques.

    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 aboard.

    Anthony
     
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