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    Yup, I'm the Troublemaker They Warned You About

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LightningBug, Jul 21, 2010.

    Hi everyone!

    My name is Sophia, aka LightningBug! Just wanted to come on here, spread any advice I have about writing, and hopefully get to meet some fun, new people!

    Great to be here, and I look forward to seeing everyone around the boards!
     
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    Welcome to the forums, Sophia.

    - Andy
     
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    I really hate to sound like the naive newbie, but I noticed a post where it said something about two critiques before posting your own work. I thought it to be best that I read up on the rules, but all I can find in the FAQs are about navigating the site and how to do stuff . . . is there a link with all the guidelines?

    EDIT: Oh geez, I found it! Lol. Sorry!
     
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    Hello Sophia and welcome :)
     
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    Welcome Sophia. :)
     
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    Nah, I'm the trouble-maker :)

    Welcome.
     
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    Hello Sophia, 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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    Thanks for the welcomes, everyone! Cogito, I read through *most* of the rules and all that jazz, so I'm think I'm keen to what's up here. Hopefully, I'm good to go in that regard; however, if I'm not, I'm sure someone will yell at me!
     
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    Welcome! :)

    I like your username and your avatar. :D I'm Gigi.
     
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    I like troublemakers...always entertaining. :)

    Welcome Sophia.

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    Hey Bug

    My daughter is LighteningBug thats her nickname lol

    Look forward to reading your work.
     

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