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    Well Hello Everybody!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by wonderxwhy, Jan 2, 2009.

    Hey there, I'm Mac. I live in a suburb in the US.
    For what it's worth, I've wanted to be a writer since I was about 7.
    However, I have major issues sticking with a story once I start it.
    Luckily, I found this community, and hopefully I'll learn to focus a little more. And get some feedback. Because god knows I have a long way to go.
    Anyways, its great to be here :)
     
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    Hello Mac, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Perhaps work with shorter pieces - flash fiction to short stories, etc. - to build confidence and extend your ability to focus on a piece all the way to completion.

    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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    Thanks for the welcome :)
    I'll be sure to do that.
     
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    Heyur Mac, welcome to Wf.org.
    I hope you enjoy it here, and if you ever want a review on a peice of work
    or anything, feel free to ask.
    Heather
     
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    Hi Wonderxwhy,

    Nice to meet you and welcome to the writing forums!
    You will learn tons and tons of stuff here :D

    Enjoy your stay!
     

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