1. Duskmuse
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    Salutations from Dusk Muse! :)

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Duskmuse, Dec 17, 2008.

    Hey

    I don't know what to say just know I have to introduce myself. I'm Dusk Muse and like everybody else...I love to write! Personally, I perfer to write poetry but recently I wrote a novel and would love to be published. It probably won't happen...I was told by a friend that there are many wise people on this site who could help me anyhow.
    So please help

    Also, I'm looking forward to reading everybody elses works. I don't know too much, but I can give people plesant copmpliments to help. Hope that helps! :D

    Thank you

    So long, farewell
    -Dusk Muse
     
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    Shadow Dragon Contributing Member Contributor

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    Your friend is right, we are quite wise. :p Though you really shouldn't give up on your novel before you even send it in. Have hope. Welcome to WF.
     
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    Hello Duskmuse, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Praise, though pleasant, isn't really all that helpful in itself. What is most appreciated is an honest but respectful appraisal, particularly in finding areas to improve upon.

    Posting your own work 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.

    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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    Welcome to the forums :)
     

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