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    Oh no! Not another new guy!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Fatorc, Dec 29, 2008.

    Yes it's true. And even worse it's me, my sympathies to all.:)

    Truth is I've come to look and learn and improve my creative writing.

    Heaven knows it needs it.

    Hope to see you in the forums.
     
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    Welcome Fatorc. You've certainly come to the right place if you're looking to improve your writing. Enjoy your creative journey.
     
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    Thanks for the welcome Cheeno.

    I've already "taken the plunge" as it were and found some good and helpful stuff already.

    All the best.
     
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    Hello Fat Orc(?), Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    We are all here to improve our writing, and to help obe onother on that journey.

    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.

    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 reviewing as a critical 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). 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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    Hello Fat Orc(?), Welcome to the Writing Forums.


    Ah maybe you're an editor in real life perhaps? Fatorc just indicates my laziness which is another reason to come here and have that slacker attitude edited out of me. :)

    Thanks for the info and I saw some of your advice in one fo the forums and have so far just reviewed or had a potter about.
     
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    Nope, I'm much worse than an editor - I'm a software developer, with all the obsession with detail that implies. :)
     
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    Welcome from deepest Spain.

    Anthony.
     

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