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    Poking my head out...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AMasonCarpenter, Sep 11, 2011.

    Hello,

    I thought I would say hello to you all. Browsing around these posts, I decided this forum to be a worthwhile place to spend some of the time I have between writing overinflated run-on sentences for my first novel. To learn a little more about my novel, you may visit my blog. I like to write little progress reports there, bragging about how many words I wrote. There is also a small amount of actual content, and it grows every day. I also like to play with Twitter a little bit, so if you want to follow that, there is a link on the blog. I love to read, and do not mind giving honest opinions. I would be happy to review your work, time permitting.

    I look forward to sharing the experience of creation my first novel.

    AMC

    I suppose there is a reason why I cannot post in the "novels" forum. Unfortunate, as this is why I spent all that precious writing time filling out stupid forum registration forms and trying to be witty in my profile. Maybe I shall try again later.
     
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    Hi there, if you have a look at the How to use the Writing Workshop thread, which you can find under Important Information, you'll find the guidance for posting in that section. And you'll be getting a reply to this thread soon, from someone more important than me, which will explain things too :)
     
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    This will probably be illuminative.

    Basically, you need to have been a member for 14 days and have made 20 posts in sum (not including posts in Word Games) in order to post in the Writing Workshop, as well as having to make two constructive reviews of other members' work for each piece of your own you wish to post.

    Welcome to the forums. I hope you find it useful and enjoyable.
     
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    Thanks guys, yeah I eventually found the forum rules and even read them. I have been cruising around posting silly and sometimes useful advice. Forums are a strange medium to me. But I try to adapt. I should, um, get back to some actual writing. I am becoming a slave to my own word count statistics.

    AMC
     
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    Hello AMC, 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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    Welcome.
     
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    Hello, welcome to the Writing Forums! :)
     
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    Welcome, still confused myself a little on the rules. But learning.
     
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    Thank you all for the welcomes, sorry been writing a lot, so there is little time to post.
     

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