1. SweetMocha213

    SweetMocha213 New Member

    Nov 1, 2008
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    new york


    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SweetMocha213, Nov 1, 2008.

    My name is Mara. I'm trying to think of what to write here..

    Well I love to write. I have written tons and tons of poetry,including spoken word, although I would like to write a few short stories. I just started to take a creating writing class and I thought maybe posting on this website (which is a wonderful :p) might help me in the long run.

    All my writing is always fictional with a realistic touch (realistic fiction I guess you should say).

    Well if you have any questions, feel free to ask.

  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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

    Please don't post schoolwork on the site. We cannot help with assignments, and you would not want your work flagged as stolen due to a teacher running a plagiarism search either.

    In any case, 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.

    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. garmar69

    garmar69 Contributor Contributor

    Jul 25, 2008
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    Hello Mara, Welcome to the forum.

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