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    Well hey there!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tearingTHEstrands, Jul 10, 2010.

    Hey, I'm new here as of, oh, I'd say seven minutes? My name I will not divulge, because I don't trust any of you, BUT, the novel that I am writing is also my username, Tearing the Strands, and really I must say it's going pretty well.

    And so, THAT, was my introduction, crappy and short!
     
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    Welcome.. It seems that you have enough writing experience. Can you be one of my critic??
     
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    A stranger can do a lot of damage with knowledge of your name, good call(!)

    Welcome to the boards,

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    Hmm... your right Fantasy of you...
     
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    Hello Tearing, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Review Room before you post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on 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.

    Also, be aware that posting a piece of writing on any public site, including this one, will greatly diminish your chances of selling it for publication. Removing the writing later does not alter that fact - once posted, it is irreversibly considered published. So do not post anything more than a small excerpt of any piece you are planning to submit for publication.

    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). Also, please use the same thread for all revisions and additional excerpts from the same piece of writing. 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 the RPG forum for improvisational fiction. Also try 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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    still there?
     
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    Well, yes, kogarasumaro, I'm here now. I'm sorry, but I really don't like to tell people whether or not their writing is good or bad. I'm not saying that it MAY be bad, but I hate having to berate people on their hard work. So, really my answer is going to have to be a no. I'm sorry.
     
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    You're looking at it the wrong way. You aren't berating the writer, you are helping the writer find ways to improve his or her writing - and simultaneously learning how to find and fix the flaws in your own writing.
     
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    Well, I don't suppose that there is a right or wrong way to look at it; either way, as of now, I won't be doing any critiquing any time soon.
     

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