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    Would you like to meet someone fabulous?

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by oneofgreatcuriosity, Dec 21, 2010.

    . . . then don't look in here.

    You all thought you were going to get a big-headed "I-Am-The-Next-Shakespeare" kind of a writer introduction, huh? :cool:

    Anyhow, my name is Hanna and I live in the US although I wasn't born here. I've been writing not for a very long time; only four years and egads, what four years it's been!

    I'm currently wrestling with my second novel and it's much better than my first one in terms of cooperation. The revising process is long and arduous, especially since I've been busy with exams. :/ How awful.

    Right now, I'm trying to absorb as much information I can about writing, studying different writers (Shakespeare, Hawthorne, Twain... An odd grouping...) and expanding into types of writing I've never tried before. So far, I've tried journalism and am hoping to try my hand at screenwriting. I'm thinking about spreading into different genres of fiction-writing as well like a romance or a thriller.

    From what I've seen of the forums, it looks friendly and I hope to learn a lot from all the information here! :)
     
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    Welcome Hanna. :)
     
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    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

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    Welcome to the WF.
     
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    Welcome. You've been writing fiction as long as I have. Wish I'd started back when I was young . . .
     
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    Congrats! This is the first time I've said hello to a new member (mostly because I still consider myself too new!) and I was attracted by your title. I bet I have met someone fabulous. :D

    You'll find it really friendly in here, I dabble in screenwriting a little too, and you won't be alone whatever you try. Merry Christmas and welcome to the forum!! :D
     
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    Hello Hannah, 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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