1. bluebell80

    bluebell80 New Member

    May 20, 2009
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    Hello fellow writing hermits.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bluebell80, May 20, 2009.

    I'm new here, though not new to writing. Been writing for about 14 years, though really started concentrating on the craft for the past 5 years.

    I'm 29 and have two kids, one hubby, and three crazy cats. I currently live in a small town in Vermont with my family.

    I am currently working on a novel and have been writing for online websites for the past two years. I haven't posted much for creative fiction on the internet, more journalistic style articles. But, fiction has always been more my passion, I just never had a good story to tell. But, now I do.

    That's it for me. My goal is to try to get published in the next five years, *crossing fingers*, if I can find the right place to publish my story and the right agent to represent me.

  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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

    Any particular genre of fiction?

    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.

    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). 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. Dalouise

    Dalouise New Member

    Feb 9, 2009
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    Hi and welcome :)
  4. Forde

    Forde New Member

    Jan 22, 2009
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    Just outside London, England.

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