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    Newbie :-)

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by thebubbles22, Jul 18, 2009.

    Hi Everyone, I'm Bubbles. I'm 23 and live in Dorset, UK.

    I have been writing for around ten years. Most of my writes are autobiographical, and the majority of them are quite dark, as I use it to help me through some very bad times.

    I have Borderline Personality Disorder, and am a self harm sufferer. I am currently in Dialectal Behavioural Therapy.

    I am hoping to be a published writer one day, but I'm not sure how to go about it, so I hope I can find some good pointers and critique on my writing.

    Love and Hugs

    Bubbles
    x x x
     
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    welcome bubbles!

    from the other side of the world i bid you good morning! lol (australia)

    this place is great, i hope you enjoy it.

    and good luck with the therapy. hope it all comes good for you. ;D
     
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    Same here. Though I have no metal illnesses (unless a desperate need for sleep counts), I use writing to escape my trust issues, deaths, etc.

    Critique something so that I can begin reading some of your works. :)
     
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    Thank you Brightsmiles and Marshmallow!

    I shall be critiquing very soon!

    Love and Hugs

    Bubbles
    x x x
     
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    Hello Bubbles, 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.

    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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    Hi and welcome to the land of inspiration!
     

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