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    Noobie

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SkylarBennett, Feb 7, 2011.

    Hi, my name is Skylar and I’m eighteen. I’ve loved writing since I was like ten, but suffer from a disease that will not let me finish any one project before I wander off like sheep in a pasture to another story. I’m hoping that this site will help me get better at finishing something, and to also grow as a writer. I confess that I’m a little freaked out to have others read my work, but am looking forward to it…maybe.
    I love fantasy, but am open to any genre. It just had to be a good book. Also, I have an insane love for King Arthur and have read possibly everything about him. I’ve been told that I have a bit of an obsession.

    Sorry if I have rambled on…this is my first time on a forum. :)
     
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    Ah so my writing ADD is not unique. That certainly makes me feel a bit better.

    I may not be the most qualified person to be welcoming you here, but regardless... welcome.
     
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    Hi, and welcome Skylar. :)
    I'm interested in King Arthur, but not quite as much as you... :p
     
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    Dont worry, Eunoia. I dont think that anyone could love him like me... :)

    And thank you, Douglas Rumbaugh!
     
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    I think I suffer from this disease as well, but then again everyone does at some point with writing I think.

    I'm new to this site, too. Letting people read what you write is a very personal thing and scary for me at times as well. Don't worry though. Everyone here isn't out to cut your work down when you do post stuff. They're actually amazingly helpful.

    Welcome aboard! :)
     
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    Welcome! :)
     
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    Welcome to the forums. :)
     
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    Hello Skylar, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Review Room 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 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 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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