1. MademoiselleKool
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    Salutations!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MademoiselleKool, Aug 11, 2008.

    Hey, all!
    Just a quick note - I have read the rules, and I wasn't sure if the welcome forum counted as a post by me. Should I have done two reviews before posting here, as well? *shrugs* forgive my ignorance.

    Anyway, I'm working on my Associates degree right now, on my third year at my local community college. I play the violin and sing classical music. I enjoy acting, as well, and was recently in Shakespeare's The Tempest, which was fun. I'm really talkative, so don't get into a conversation with me unless you have a little while. I'm a fairly prolific writer, and mainly work on novels, with a few short stories here and there and the very occasional poem. Really, poetry is not my forte. I wish.

    I've finished two novels so far (both of them absolute crap, of course) and am on the last chapter of a new novel. (Exciting!)

    Um, yes...as you can see, my tendency to write a LOT is already showing itself. I'd better go.
     
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    ah Self-deprecation! It is the sign of a great author! Alright, jokes aside, glad to see you join, and hope to see some of the novels! I know the feeling of dread you have with writing, as it happens to me on a regular basis.

    anywho, Welcome!
     
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    Hello Mlle Kool, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    The reviewing requirement only applies to posting your writing for review in the Review Room. The Review Room area is a writing workshop where members improve the complementary skills of writing and reviewing, so the requirement exists partly to prevent people using it as a exhibition wall.

    In fact, posting your own work should not be the very first thing you do here. It is really worthwhile 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, it helps to get to know how the site is organized before diving in. 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.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
     
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    Welcome to the forums :) I'd say that you really shouldn't think so lowly of your own writing but then that would make me a hypocrite lol.
     

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