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    New Here!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by StrawberryFlower, Nov 2, 2010.

    Although I've visited lots of forums in my small lifespan, I have never introduced myself properly on them. o_Oa

    I joined because I'm always thinking up stories and I'd like feedback on most of them. I won't always turn them into novels or anything, but someday I plan on turning them into something useful. ^.^ 'Tis my passion!

    So, hello! I'm StrawberryFlower!

    I enjoy drawing - I get mixed reviews of being good and being bad. o_Oa
    I also like to write (same as above), and play video games.

    Right now I am working on a story that has been going on for roughly 10-ish years with my best friend. It's been through so many changes! :)
     
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    Welcome. :)
     
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    Hello Strawberry, 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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    Hiya!

    I don't remember planning to use the review room since I don't have any works what-so-ever. What I do have are stories for RPGs and comic books. I had something plot ideas, since I needed help and now I can't find it. o_Oa I hope I can remember the help I received so I can relay it to my partner.

    I'm not a good writer, so I don't plan on writing anytime soon, only just cooking up ideas for stories. I mean, I used to write all the time, but I kind of stopped after getting into a bit of a slump...

    Thanks for welcoming me, though. :)
     
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    Welcome to the boards, hope they help. :)
     
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