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    Wotcha

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

    Greetings to one and all,

    I'm JammyJimmy, or JJ for short, I'm 35 and I've been writing on and off for nearly twenty years now.
    I only stumbled across this forum a few weeks ago, and I found it interesting enough that I finally registered.
    I write all manner of fiction, from sci-fi and fantasy to modern day thrillers or historical stuff, and I mainly write as a form of escapism (or maybe therapy - I haven't figured that out yet :D)

    I've been posting stuff on literotica too, mostly because it has a HUGE readership and quite a lot of feedback, but only for the last year or so. My aim in that hasn't really been to write erotic fiction, but fiction that maybe contains an adult scene or two. For me it's all about the characters journeys, the story telling, and it's made me learn without fail on every piece I've put up there.

    However, here I am.
    So what else... I'm from Scotland, I don't have to work coz I won the lottery (joking) and like everyone else here, I want to be a better writer.

    JJ
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    Hi and welcome! :)
     
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    :)
    Thankyou.
     
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    Hello JJ, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please be aware that this site does impose restrictions on "adult content."

    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 JJ....Welcome to WF..hope to see you around..:)
     
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    Hi Cogito, and thanks for the welcome.
    Just to confirm, I've no intention of posting anything with adult content here. That's what I use the other site for, but it's just an experience tool for me anyway. I'm here to learn, same as everyone else, and if I post anything here, I'll be very careful of the 13+ age recommendation, believe me! :D

    Thanks, Neha.
    I'm sure you will - it's getting me to shut up thats the tricky bit! :D

    JJ
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