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    New member, long time writer

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Nightsong, May 8, 2009.

    Hello, I'm Nightsong. I figured I should probably post an introduction before anything else, so here I am.

    I've loved both reading and writing ever since I was able to hold a book in my hands, and that love has only grown stronger over the years. As of yet I've never had anything published, but I hope to accomplish that some day soon. This forum definately seems like a wonderful place to brush up on my skills. :)
     
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    Hello Nightsong, 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, Nightsong. I'm new myself, but welcome anyway!
     
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    hi nightsong, welcome to the forums

    what genre do you write?
     
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    Hi and welcome :)
     
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    Thank you all for the warm welcome! ^^

    I enjoy reviewing other people's writings, anyway, so I think this is a very cool feature.

    Primarily fantasy. That's really the only thing I can write, to tell the truth. I've tried other genres but they just don't come out right.
     

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