1. Jazzyblue

    Jazzyblue New Member

    Jun 20, 2008
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    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jazzyblue, Jun 23, 2008.

    I have been lurking here for a while and decided to actually post.

    I have a great love of writing but stop short of trying to get published.

    However, I have been working on a novel for sometime now and am determined to go for it. The planning is taking an age and this forum will be a great help to me as nobody I know in "real life" has any interest in writing at all.

    Just a bit about me...

    Living in West Sussex, England right now with my 6 sons so I dont have as much time as I would like to indulge myself in the book.But after a recent life change I am looking forward to pastures new.
  2. Marloy

    Marloy New Member

    May 28, 2008
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    A Malevolent Dream
    Hiya Jazzyblue, glad you've found the determination to publish!

    And welcome! :D
  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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

    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!
  4. ChimmyBear

    ChimmyBear Contributor Contributor

    Apr 30, 2008
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    In the arms of the man I love at home in NC.
    Hello There!!!

    Welcome To The Forums!!
  5. Oasis Writer

    Oasis Writer Contributor Contributor

    Mar 31, 2008
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    Boise, Idaho

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