1. Ivory_Epiphany

    Ivory_Epiphany New Member

    Sep 23, 2009
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    West Coast

    From the writing desk of...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ivory_Epiphany, Sep 23, 2009.


    You can call me whatever you like. My friends call me Ivory. I am a friend of the family and best friends with youngwriter_11311311 and her younger sister before she died. I haven't been writing for very long but am excited more than ever to step out of my shell and try something new with my writing.

    My writing process is:
    1.) Think
    2.) Write
    3.) Revise
    4.) Scrap and begin again
    5.) Repeat steps 2-4 again
    6.) Repeat steps 1 and four again.
    7.) Repeat 2 and 4 again.
    8.) Repeat 1-3
    9.) Force Print

    So hopefully *laughs* you can all bear with me. So once again I'm here and hello.

    Sincerely Written,
  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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

    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.

    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 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!
  3. von Pook

    von Pook Member

    Sep 8, 2009
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    Hello and welcome Ivory, have fun exploring and learning :cool:
  4. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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    Milwaukee, WI
    welcome, hope you like it here. :)

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