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    Why Hello There!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Unknown Pilot, Mar 30, 2009.

    hey everyone the name is Unknown Pilot, I was looking for a new forum to discuss writing in and the great google has brought me here.

    I am an aspiring author, currently working on a new story idea.
    hope to have lots of good times here.
     
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    also, is there anyplace i can post the title of my novel to see what people think of it?
     
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    Hello Pilot, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    You want to discuss a title? The title is the last thing you need to write, the final piece of garnish on a banquet presentation.

    Indeed, 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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    Hey Unkown Pilot, Welcome to WF...just head to the Raven's Tavern and find someone there to toss titles with..;)
     
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    welcome unknow polit, navigate around. I have found that it is best that you finish, polish, make perfect, then give it a name. Good luck and I hope that you find helpful information out here, as I have.
     
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    Hi and welcome! :)
    I start with a name, if it gives me a buzz then I go with it, if not... I wait for inspiration to strike. ;)
     
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    Welcome to the site. Google also brought me here.. so far it's seemed to be a great investment of my time.
     

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