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    New to forum.. :)

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Denied Fixation, Jan 6, 2010.

    Hi everyone!

    I'm new to this particular forum but not to forums in general. I've been writing since I was kid... won several awards but then I guess grade school is probably not that competitive in that area. :)

    I am currently a web reporter on Statics for the online game Ultima Online. I cover all in game events, occurrences for my shard. Well.. and whatever else I come up with to write about. Lots of fun that... but I am ready to get back into writing for me...

    I think...

    I've written hundreds of pages for novels I've never finished. I get bored with it... or I get stuck and then side-tracked. Having 3 kids probably doesn't help with that. Sooo... I decided to give this a try. I like the forum environment and having read several posts before signing up... all of you look like a friendly, knowledgeable group.

    Fun, Fun!
     
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    Hello Denied, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    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 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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    Welcome to the WF! :D Hope you like it here. :)
     
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    Hello and welcome to the writing forums! ;)
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    Thanks everyone... so far I'm loving this!
     
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    Denied Fixation,

    Yes, kids can derail novel-writing efforts! Good luck moving forward with them and welcome to the fourm. Don't be a stranger.

    Terry
     

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