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    new to writing forums. new to writing.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by twistedteafan, Sep 19, 2011.

    Hi I'm TwistedTeaFan or Aaron, which ever you find easier to write.
    I'm new to writing. I'm a musician and thought I should expand into songwriting.
    I hope this is a good place for lyrics, if not, I still would like to start writing down more personal experiences on paper,
    since I'm told I'm tight lipped with my feelings. Yeah, well.... I hope to live and learn and write.
     
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    Welcome!

    Just a heads up, you have to give at least two specific, constructive reviews on other people's writing before posting up your own work.

    Have fun here!
     
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    welcome to the club, fan!

    i'm a lyricist, among other things, so if you need any help, just drop me a line... can you compose music?... if so, i have some lyics in need of a tune...

    love and hugs, maia
    maia3maia@hotmail.com
     
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    Welcome!

    As said before, there is a special lyrics-section! I myself am not so good at writing lyrics (but I do like composing though), so I'm aiming more on short stories/poems. Still, I believe there is a reasonable amount of people working on lyrics, and I find myself often wandering to the lyrics-session too.

    Have fun here!
     
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    thank you guys/gals for the greeting and encouragement.
     
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    Hello Aaron, Welcome to the Creative Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Writing Workshop before you try to post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on should not be among the very first things you do here anyway. 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 Writing Workshop, 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 Writing Workshop, 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. We also impose a two-week waiting period before you may post writing for critique, to give you time to become familiar with what is expected and how the site operates. The Writing Workshop 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 Writing Workshop 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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    Welcome, remember post two reasonable reviews before you post your own.
     
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    Hello, welcome to the Writing Forums! :)
     
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