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    What's up, you guys?

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TristanToday, Oct 6, 2010.

    Hey everyone! It's Tristan here from New York. Just joined the forum to meet other writers as well. I mainly blog and recently have been submitting articles to an ezine. Anyway, I would love to explore the site more and check out different articles posted on here. Nothing better than meeting new friends online and getting educated at the same time :)

    Say "Hello!" you nice folks out there! :D
     
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    Tristan,
    Nice to meet you! Same here on networking. Need to learn how to do some of the more difficult aspects of writing...:) see you soon!
     
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    Hey sslafantasie! Likewise... I would love to see your work. Do you blog? Where is the Heartland? :)
     
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    Hi and welcome
     
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    Hello!

    And welcome. :)
     
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    Hello Tristan, 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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    I don't blog as of yet. Been working on other more pressing things. But I do hope to pick up one soon! The heartland is midwest USA!
    ~Sam~
     
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    Hi Trilby! Thanks! I came across your page and saw your conversation with Elgaisma. Have you started a blog to serve as a platform for the writing to get going? If you intend to or already have one, be sure to let me know. I'd love to read your posts :).
     
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    Eunoia, thanks for the welcome!

    I checked out your blog and read the "Spider"posting. I enjoyed the part when you wrote about being paranoid going to bed thinking the spider would end up on your mouth or crawl on you LOL. I could almost hear you talk.

    It's a shame you're thinking to end the blog :-(

    Anyway, looking forward to speak with you some time.
     
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    Cogito, thanks for giving me a heads-up with a number of things on this site. They'd surely help me out here. :)
     
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    Be sure to let me know when you put your blog site up ;-)
     
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    Hi Tristan! Welcome to the forum, hope you like it here =)
     
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    For sure! Got any ideas as to where?

    ....Nevermind! I found it, but I dunno how to attach it to my signature....do you?
     
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    Not yet, I'm still at the thinking stage.
    Thanks for showing an interest.
     

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