1. Jt Persian

    Jt Persian New Member

    Jan 30, 2009
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    A note from Jt Persian

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jt Persian, Jan 30, 2009.

    Hello all!
    My name is Justin, or Jt Persian, and I love to write. I also like to write poems the rhyme.

    Thriller stories are something I love. I'm working on one now called Jungle Fever.

    A friend of mine started up a small writing forum called Write Right (Hey, it rhymes!). We're a bit small, but we have a lot of great features. For example, we have contests and an upload feature that allows you to upload your stories or writings.

    Since I'm guessing advertised links are not allowed, I'll PM the URL to people who would want it unless an admin allows me to add a URL to this post.
  2. Jack

    Jack New Member

    Dec 20, 2008
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    Hey Jt Persian! Welcome to the WF!
    Nice to meet you
    - Jack
  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Justin, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    If you check the rules, you'll se that we don't permit advertising. That includes other forums. It's ok to mention it in your intro, but please leave it at that.

    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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