1. Emmy
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    So glad to have found this site...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Emmy, Apr 8, 2009.

    Just a quick intro, as I have tons of questions to ask for help with my book. :redface:

    Hi there,

    My username is Emmy, and I'm working on my first novel. I'm so relieved to have found a forum for writers - I've started out on this crazy career of being a novelist, and it feels like a mighty lonely world at times.

    I hoping that by talking with other writers, I can work through some of the problems plaguing my story, my writing, and my creative process. Lately, I've been writing less and kicking my own a$$ more, which isn't conjuring up any good ideas. :redface: I've started and restarted my story so many times, going in so many different directions, I can't remember today why I even wanted to write a story, much less this one.

    So it's on to the help forums for me....nice to meet everyone. :)
     
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    Hi and welcome! :)
     
  3. That Silly Welsh Guy
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    Hey Emmy - welcome aboard :)
     
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    Hello Emmy, 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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    I'm excited too, Emmy. I'm following Cogito's lead, but I'm definitely going to post some stuff when the time is right.
     
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    Welcome to the site, Emmy. I'm sure you'll find the help you're looking for here :-D

    ~Lynn
     
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    Hey Emmy. Welcome to WF and hope to see you around..:)
     
  8. Nobody Important
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    Welcome to the forums. I'm working on my first novel too so it looks like we are both rather new at this. Good luck to both of us.
     

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