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  1. LillianCSmith

    LillianCSmith Member

    Apr 9, 2009
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    Iowa, USA

    Hello all

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LillianCSmith, Apr 9, 2009.

    happy to be here, after awhile i dont know how many wil be happy to have me. lol, kidding.
    hope you check out some of my work if you go to poetry or novels/short stories.
    Thanks and laters.
  2. Dalouise

    Dalouise Contributing Member

    Feb 9, 2009
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    Hi and welcome! :)
    You won't be allowed to post your own work to start with, one of the mods will be along soon to explain how it works here. ;)
  3. lynneandlynn

    lynneandlynn Contributing Member

    Mar 28, 2009
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    Asheville, NC
    Hi and welcome :)

    And we're always willing to look at the work of all members... as long as we see that they're posting critiques first :-D

    I'm sure you'll have fun here.

  4. Neha

    Neha Beyond Infinity. Contributor

    Dec 24, 2007
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    Hey there Lillian, I hope you critique some other works before posting your own-that's a rule, but you'll be debriefed by Cogito about that.

    Welcome to WF, hope you have a good time around..:)
  5. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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

    As others have pointed up, you cannot just post your writing from the outset, apart from posting it in your member blog.

    However, posting your own work should not be among the very first things you do here anyway. 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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