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    Short, Sweet, and to the Point.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Willard, Feb 2, 2010.

    Hi,

    I'm pretty sure this introduction probably isn't necessary because there are so damn many people here and remembering one measly name probably would take too much dedication.

    However, I'm Will, and I won't really go into too much detail about myself other than I am a functional addict... to numerous things which probably shouldn't be mentioned here, however my writing will hopefully be :)

    Uh, I'm currently trying to be enrolled into university for an opportunity at an English degree. So far, so good, considering I've finally managed to get my ass back into reading some books and writing some short, piece-of **** story that I procrastinate on until I can finally settle down for a second. Hopefully the procrastination doesn't last long.

    Anyways, looking forward to spending some time on the board, I'm really not used to this stuff, so... gimmie a chance :)

    Sincerely,
    Willard
     
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    Hello Will, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Posting your own writing for people to comment on 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.

    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 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 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. 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). 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 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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    Hello Will, welcome!!!!

    You might be surprised, we are a welcoming group of members and I promise your name will be remembered here. Have fun searching out the threads...:D

    Chimmy~
     
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    Besides, it's easy to remember when it's a variation of your user name. :)
     
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    Welcome, Will! I've found this to be a very active forum filled with good pieces of writing and excellent advices, so I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy it here. Where are you from?
     
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    Thanks for the greetings :) I'm currently a resident of the great white north (or Canada if you're unfamiliar with the name) but I'm originally a SoCalifornian... a big change in the weather, as you can imagine this time of year ;)
     
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    Welcome to the Writingforums! :D
     

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