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  1. sapphire_chan

    sapphire_chan Member

    Sep 7, 2009
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    Greetings and salutations

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sapphire_chan, Sep 8, 2009.

    and if that's the first time that's been used to title an intro post, I'll be quite disappointed.

    I've started writing because writing scares me. Thus far, it's been easier that I expected. It's even been fun enough to consider taking up as a hobby. It's one that would definitely be easier to do with a toddler than sewing.

    I'm looking forward to doing more and learning more on these forums.

    Bit of personal info, I'm a voracious reader of everything but romances and westerns (although I have enjoyed a number of books in those genres). My main criterion is that I have to find it funny. That doesn't limit me as much as I have a broad sense of humor and also enjoy black humor.

    Generally an SF/F fan, but lately I've been on an everyday life kick. I've got one started and one finished story under my belt. The finished one's in the current short story contest. Nope, not asking you to vote for me, but do check it out and consider posting an entry.
  2. Rumpole40k

    Rumpole40k Banned

    Apr 30, 2008
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    Paradise City, Street of the Gods
    Congrats on entering the competition.

    BTW, hi and welcome to the asylum!
  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Sapphire, 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!
  4. ChimmyBear

    ChimmyBear Contributing Member Contributor

    Apr 30, 2008
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    In the arms of the man I love at home in NC.
    A formal welcome to you, Sapphire. :)
  5. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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    Milwaukee, WI
    welcome to the jungle!

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