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    Pen is paper's best friend.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by never_enough, Jun 3, 2011.

    Hi!

    I'm feeling like **** today, and it's always when I'm in a bad mood that I write best, for some reason.
    So I googled "writing forums" on Google you see, because I love to write poems and random quotes and this site appeared first so I clicked it and joined.
    I play harp and piano and a bit of guitar and I'm a 'muso' at school so I've started to write my own songs but you don't know how hard it is ...
    I'm a bit of a weirdo, a freak, a neat freak yes that's right.
    I love to write letters also.
    I keep a blog but it's too personal to share. ;)
    Well sorry if I'm sounding rude in my introduction! Haha, that was not my point.
    Thanks :)
    - never_enough
     
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    Pea super pea!

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    Welcome to the forum! I hope it helps you in writing or just improves your mood - it does both for me. :)
     
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    Welcome!
    Music is one of the things I cannot do but wish I could! Don't ever be down on that skill and talent :D
    It's handy when writing too - most of my work has been written to music.
     
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    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

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    Welcome to the forums.
     
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    Hello Never Enough, Welcome to the Creative Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Writing Workshop before you try to post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on should not be among the very first things you do here anyway. 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 Writing Workshop, 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 Writing Workshop, 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. We also impose a two-week waiting period before you may post writing for critique, to give you time to become familiar with what is expected and how the site operates. The Writing Workshop 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 Writing Workshop 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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    Thank you :D
    I've never done critiquing before, now that'll be interesting ...
     
  7. Gigi_GNR
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    It's one of the best things about this site, IMO. I agree that critiquing others helps your writing immensely. :)
     
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    But, but, I thought I was paper's best friend...*sniffle

    JK, welcome to the forums :)
     
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    Hi, and welcome. :)
     

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