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    New Author on Board

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sbkdiesel, Nov 3, 2008.

    Hello to everyone here at writingforums.org

    I am a new author and in the midst of attempting to make it in the writing world. I have joined a few forums because each delivers a unique learning experience. I hope this can be said here as well.

    I will need to take time and explore the forum a little more but for now I am satisfied with introducing myself to you all.

    I have a site for new writers and I invite you all to visit and leave feedback if you so choose. I included it in my profile so hopefully you will be able to find it.
    I look forward to chatting with you here.

    Brian
     
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    It's nice to meet you, Brian! I'm rather new to this site myself... I'm getting used to the whole 'Read & Review' thing.
    Anyway, be sure to look around.

    Remember: you need to review twice, in the most detailed way you can, before posting something to be reviewed by other members.


    Amy Rose
     
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    Hello Brian, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    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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    Heya, mate! Welcome to the site! Good to have you aboard.
     

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