1. New Writer Morse
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    trying to start writting again.....

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by New Writer Morse, Apr 16, 2009.

    Hey everyone it's great to find a place to test my ideas with a crowd and get input. I like constructive help on my work and writting talents.

    I have finally found a way to organize my writting so I may be able to become a published author one day. I have tried to write over six books and have at best gotten a two page story into a five page story for school. I don't like to rush so my work has always been slow. I like lots of detail and dialogue. My books are rated by my librarian at school and my mom. My age is a lie by the way I'm a junior in High School.
     
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    Hello Morse, 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 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). 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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    Neha Beyond Infinity. Contributor

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    Hey Morse...Welcome to wF-hope you have a great time here..:)
     
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    Hi and welcome :)
     
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    Critique number one: get a spell checker. :)

    Welcome aboard. The people are friendly and helpful and take the time to actually critique your writing samples and give honest input. It's very helpful, but bring your thick skin.
     
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    hello morse and welcome to WF
     
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    Hi and welcome to the site! Hope to see you around :-D

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