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    One more introduction ...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by OneMoreNameless, Apr 5, 2009.

    Hello all. I'm just another would-be author who has managed to finish a few pieces of writing, but evidently isn't skilled enough yet to achieve any degree of popularity or commercial success. That, and having a tiring day job that I generally dislike, has unfortunately taken away a lot of my motivation to write anything serious (save the occasional poem) for quite a while. Recently I've half attempted self publication of my completed works, but ... nothing, yeah.

    Ergo! I signed up to this forum to join in discussion, read others works, and hopefully regain (and sustain for more than twenty minutes at a time) the motivation that I used to have for serious writing.

    Also, I am often heavily critical of things I review. Mindless affirmations of ability are meaningless towards improvement. Take it personally; the more I bother to nitpick, the more I enjoyed the writing, really. :)

    That's all. See you around.
     
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    Hey there One, Welcome to WF-Hope you have a great time here...:)
     
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    Welcome to the site. Hope you find the inspiration you're looking for here.

    ~Lynn
     
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    Hello +Nameless, 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.

    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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    Hi and welcome! :)
     

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