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    Smile!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tulip, Jan 17, 2009.

    Hey.

    I'm not very good at introductions to tell you the truth, but I'm always willing to try. :redface:
    My real name's Judy, and...well, everything else basic is in my profile so I'll avoid repeating myself! :)
    I've joined these forums because I hope to publish a book one day; I'm working on one now, although it's been very a slow process up 'til now. I also thought it'd be nice to meet new people, and fellow writers!

    Smile! =D
     
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    Hi

    Hai Judy! Welcome to WF!

    It’s a good thing you've joined this forum, there are a bunch of categories to choose from. Giving and receiving feedback is one of the few and best ways to improve your spelling, grammar, etc.
    The novel section would probably best suit you...

    If you have any further questions, feel free to ask! We are all here for improvements, enjoyment and to learn.

    Nice to meet you!
    - Jack
     
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    Welcome to the WF Tulip/Judy (lol)! I hope you're getting along well with your book, and good luck completing it!

    Z ;)
     
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    Hello Judy, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Posting your own work 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.

    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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