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  1. Palmer

    Palmer Senior Member

    Jul 9, 2008
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    Greetings and Salutations!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Palmer, Jul 9, 2008.

    Hello and kudos to all members of WritingForums.org! I've always been posting on forums, probably about three years now, so I guess I know the <i>basics</i>. With lots of free time, I've decided to write my first "novel" which I will be posting shortly after this post. I'm only on the first chapter, and this is my first attempt to actually submit a literary piece on the internet so please do tell me what I should fix.
  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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

    Not all forums are alike, so I hope you take a good look around to get your feet wet.

    Posting your own work should not be the very first thing you do here. It is really worthwhile 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.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
  3. ILTBY

    ILTBY Contributing Member Contributor

    Sep 7, 2007
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    Hi there Palmer, welcome to WF :) As Cog mentioned, all forums function differently so make sure to have a read of the rules of this particular one :) Hope you have a good time here and feel free to ask a mod if you need help with anything.
  4. Lucy E.

    Lucy E. Contributing Member

    May 25, 2008
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    Hi! Welcome. :)
  5. Oasis Writer

    Oasis Writer Contributing Member Contributor

    Mar 31, 2008
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    Boise, Idaho
    Welcome :)

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