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    New member, I think I have good ideas that need some development

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Miles12287, Apr 13, 2009.

    Hello everybody, it's nice to see a forum of people that are so willing to help on another develop their writing skills. I am a college student in Southern California. I began creative writing as a way to avoid boredom in my poli sci courses. However, in the last couple of months I have begun to take it semi-seriously. I have developed some ideas all of them in very different genres.

    I am drawn to the stories that can be epic in nature. I love stories that have plots and characters that are universally appealing.

    I joined in an effort to focus my efforts and develop my skills. I look forward to being an active participant on the message boards and developing my skills.
     
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    Hi and welcome! :)
     
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    Hello Miles, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Posting your own work 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.

    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). 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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    Hi and welcome to the site! Hope to see you around :-D

    ~Lynn
     
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    Thank you for your help. I will definitely take your advice and explore the site.
     
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    Welcome to the forums, Miles. Enjoy your creative journey.:)
     

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