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    New Writer.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by A.Prince, Nov 29, 2009.

    Hi There
    My Names Alex, and well, i'm a long time reader and thought that seeing as i have finally finished my Higher school Certificate, i'd get my pen out and start writing some stories. Theres only a few things you need to know about me, i adore the romantic period, so i aspire, to write in that fashion, i'm gay, so some of my fiction may be slash that is same sex pairings, so fair warning, in case your not really into that kind of thing and as a new writer i'm mostly going to be writing small things, like letters, and short's maybe some poems, and all comments are very welcome :), and please, feel free to invite me to check out your work i always love to read new stuff, even if u don't want any comments on it.
    Look forward to reading and talking to you all in future, A.Prince
     
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    Welcome to the forums Alex:)
     
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    Hello Alex, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Posting your own writing for comment 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 forum@

    I am also new to the forum, I look forward to seeing your posts!
     
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    hello and welcome! :]
     
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    Waves, Hello, and a Big Welcome!
     
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    Hey, Alex! Welcome to the Writing Forums! I'm Greg; I hope you have a great time here. Enjoy your path to literary enlightenment! :D
     
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    Hello Alex, welcome to the boards, enjoy the stay.
     

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