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    Silver Random

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Silver Random, Jul 29, 2008.

    Well i joined a couple of days ago now but i just started off by posting reviews, but ill post here anyway.

    I am 16, and i live in Scotland. I enjoy reading more than most people i know, though i wouldnt say it is my #1 hobby or anything. I enjoy rock music, films and tv shows (action and comedy my preferred genres), computer games, and obviously a bit of writing. I am not a published writer, and i sometimes dont even have a lot of time to do it, but i do write fantasy for enjoyment. I have finished 2 "novels" (the 1st written when i was about 12 and lasts 200 or so handwritten pages, the second considerably longer than that, and written on and off over the course of several years).

    I found these forums when i had a bit of writers block (i would just open up the chapter i wanted to write and sit on a blank page for ages :p) and was looking through the internet at random sites about fantasy writing. I didnt ask for any particular help but obviously just reading a lot of the stuff here has helped me a little, because i've at last started and swiftly finished the particular chapter. I hope that by posting here i can at least help someone in some small way with their writing, as well as improving myself :)
     
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    Hello Silver Random, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    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.

    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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    Hi! Welcome the the forums. Hope to read some of your fantasy stories sometime :)
     
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    Hi Silver, Glad to have you with us. Looking forward to reading some of your work.
    Hope to see you around.
     
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    Welcome :)
     

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