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  1. FrailBeauty

    FrailBeauty Member

    Dec 14, 2010
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    A Unique and Exciting Topic Title that Will Capture Your Attention!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by FrailBeauty, Dec 14, 2010.

    Hi there.

    My name is Daria, but across the internet I am known as FrailBeauty. I am very much new to the writers forum scene, so I'm hoping you'll bare with me as I try to find my away around here.

    For most of my life I was not sure of whether I was really any good or not as a writer. This was until I started my own creative writing blog (www.frail-beauty.com) in May of this year. It became rather popular and has now grown to 7000 followers/readers. With this blog I got involved in a community of other young writers such as myself and got really great feedback from my readers. This motivated me and made me believe in my writing abilities. It has also pushed me to pursue a career in writing.

    At the moment I am 18 years old and living in St Petersburg, Russia. I do not plan on going to university here, because my country cannot offer me the type of education I would need to become a better writer. Mostly because they do not have English as a first language in any affordable universities here. Due to this I am left to lead a rather dull existence of working mundane jobs and feeling sad about not really getting anywhere with my life. It especially gets bad when I experience writers block and am left unable to release the tension in the only way I know how - through my writing.

    Anyhow, I promised myself I would not write an essay here, but I seem to be getting carried away. Forgive me!

    I look forward to making some new friends on this lovely messaging board. Oh, and I also look forward to reading some inspiring works from other writers from around the world! :)
  2. Eunoia

    Eunoia Contributing Member Contributor

    Mar 8, 2010
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    Welcome Daria. :)
  3. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

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    Milwaukee, WI
  4. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Hello Daria, 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!
  5. TheDave

    TheDave Member

    Dec 12, 2010
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    Welcome! :D

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