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  1. Faithch

    Faithch New Member

    Nov 22, 2008
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    Western Pennsylvania


    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Faithch, Nov 23, 2008.

    Hi, my name is Faith. I discovered this site through Google. I love to write, even though I have trouble sticking with it. I am currently writing a book that is a tribute to music. I'm trying to get it to spread the message that music is like magic that can do many things. It is a first person point of view that switches the perspective between four girls named Autumn, June, Holly, and Rain, and however cliche this may sound, the girls are nothing alike except that they are musicians, and do different things in the music area, but they have to be roommates, yeah, yeah, yeah.

    Hope to see you around!

  2. sharp_quill

    sharp_quill Member

    Nov 21, 2008
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    Welcome to the site, Faith. There are plenty of helpful threads here.
  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Faith, 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.

    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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