1. Yohosh

    Yohosh New Member

    Feb 10, 2011
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    Hello everybody!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Yohosh, Feb 11, 2011.

    I would like to say that I am very excited to be a part of this forum.

    I am only 15 years old, and I know not many young people may come across as people who are interested in literature and writing, but I happen to be one of those few. My friend got me into these kinds of things a few months ago. He had me read the books "Perks of being a wildflower" and "Looking for Alaska" and while doing so, he had me attempt to decipher all the metaphors within those books which is really what I enjoy doing.

    I came up with a brief synopsis of a novel recently. My friend can't recommend any more books for me to read, and I am really looking for a certain type of book. So if I can't find it, why not make it myself? I am aware fully that writing a novel is an extremely lengthy process which may takes months or even years. I am also the kind of person who is REALLY interested in something one week, and then loses interest in it the next. So this may be an on and off project for me if I even decide to do it.

    I just wanted to tell you guys a bit about myself and why I joined here.

    Thanks! :D
  2. Tessie

    Tessie Contributor Contributor

    Aug 8, 2010
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    Hi Yohosh and welcome :)
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  3. ArtWander

    ArtWander New Member

    Jan 24, 2011
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    Redlands, CA
    Hello, and welcome :)
  4. Eunoia

    Eunoia Contributor Contributor

    Mar 8, 2010
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    Hi, and welcome. :)
  5. Elgaisma

    Elgaisma Contributor Contributor

    Jun 12, 2010
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    Hi there. Writing a novel takes as long as it takes some happen quicker than others.
  6. 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. :)
  7. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Yohosh, 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!

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