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    New to writting

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by leadINmyPencil, Mar 25, 2011.

    I will start by saying hello and nice to meet everyone. I live in the empire state NY along the banks of the mighty Hudson River. Just south of where the Headless horseman allmost got Ichabob Crane. Woostock is 5 min. away, what a dump. lol.:D
    I love anything outdoors. Hiking, fourwheeling, fishing, and started mushroom hunting. Mushrooms just have a cool profile. Haven't eat any just like to take pics and id them. I am too much of a picky eater to try wild mushrooms.
    I took up gardening three years ago. Waiting for the snow to melt so I can play in my garden.
     
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    Welcome. :)
     
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    Hello Lead, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    I grew up near the banks of the Hudson myself, not far from the Rip Van Winkle Bridge.

    Please read How to Use the Writing Workshop 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 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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    Hi and welcome. Ha, I'm waiting for the snow to melt too!
     
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    Thanks everyone with the welcome. I want to develope a writting style but have no one to show me the way. That is where you ppl will come in and help me. I will do my best to help in any way that I can. I will try to produce a short story a week to improve my writting.
    Thank you Cogito for giving me the heads up.
     
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    Welcome! Writing styles are hard to define since they're more or less based on you. But I'm sure there are some useful threads around here somewhere. Just try different things and try to pin down what works best for you.

    A short story a week is a good way to start.
     
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    Welcome.
     
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    Hey, leadINmypencil. Welcome to WF. Have fun here. It's a great place to grow.

    Really the only thing that can get you into your writing style is writing. Just write. Soon your voice will form.
     
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    Tanks for the support. I woke up a week or so ago and decided to release my imagination and write. I spent some time last night looking around and there is alot of good information and feedback here. Hope to see everyone around.
     

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