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    Nice to be Here

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Skydaughter, Feb 16, 2010.

    I haven't been here long at all, but I must say that this looks like a fantastic place! Can't remember when reading became an obsession, but by junior high I was getting in trouble for reading during classes. Of course not long after, I wanted to write my own stories. A million and one ideas run through my head (Gemini :D), but I find I'm having trouble getting them down into actual drafts for publishing. I hope to learn a lot here and look forward to meeting some of you. May I gain the wisdom and talent that must run rampant here!
    ~Skydaughter
     
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    Hello Sky Daughter, 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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    Greetings!!!!!!!!! :D
     
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    Welcome! You're gonna love it here! :)
     
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    Greetings! Welcome to the forums. :)

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    Thanks you guys for making me feel welcome! It actually mean a lot to me to have people notice I'm here. It makes me sad when I join a forum and only get a standard email about the rules (granted rules are important). Already I can tell I'll love it here!
     

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