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    Need to confess?

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Borderline Blue, Jun 7, 2010.

    Hello everyone!

    I'm a Minister from Florida and I'm currently finishing up my first full-length novel. I'm in desperate need of an outlet that has NOTHING to do with the book, so I'm here... I'm already drooling over the contests.

    I write -something- every day and have been doing so since my early teens. (That's somewhere around 12 years, if anyone's counting..) I attended school for Journalism and now I'm working on finishing up a degree in Religion so I can move on to teaching the subject.

    I'm excited to get started here!
     
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    Hello B. Blue, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    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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    Hello and welcome Borderline Blue :)
     
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    Hey Blue, welcome to the forums!
     
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    Clergywoman? High government office? Or diplomat.

    :)

    Welcome to the forums.
     
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    Welcome blue. :)
     
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    Thank you!

    Thanks for all the warm comments. :) I'm terribly nervous about editing the work of others but I feel like that's the first step to really becoming part of this place. Soooo... there I go.

    And for the record, my official (and legal!) title is Reverend. I provide services to interfaith couples or people with no faith at all. That's what keeps me busy (besides the kids) when I'm not madly typing away at my novel.
     
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    Darn. So I guess I can't call you Deacon Blue.
     
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    Hah!

    That would've been amazing. :p

    Feel free to call me Mother Superior, though. ;) I'm really only cool enough to introduce myself as Reverend.

    The Webbie

    Is anyone on a friendly enough basis to be added to Facebook? I've got some pictures hosted of my robes, which are coincidentally lined in blue. :p
     

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