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  1. elpemmy

    elpemmy New Member

    Jul 22, 2010
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    Hello :)

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by elpemmy, Jul 22, 2010.

    Hi there :)
    I'm terrible at introductions so I'll jump right in -
    I'm a teenager, and I write in my free time. I'm currently on my third attempt at writing a novel (the first died due to poor plotting, the second because I was having some family problems and so writing wasn't a possibility) and hopefully I'll actually finish this one. That's why I'm here, anyhow :)
    Thanks for reading.
  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello elpemmy, 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!
  3. Shinn

    Shinn Banned

    Jan 1, 2008
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    New Zealand
    Hello elpemmy and welcome.
  4. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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    Milwaukee, WI
    Hey and welcome!
  5. Fantasy of You

    Fantasy of You Banned

    Jan 7, 2007
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    Third attempt, hey? That's persistence for you!

    Welcome to the forums.

    - Andy
  6. dogboon

    dogboon Member

    Jul 20, 2010
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    Medway, Kent, England
    Hi Dude

    Well, third attempt aye? Hummmm. Ive got writing attempts in draws, filling boxes, in-box's on my desk, my hard-drive, stuffed into books I haven't opened for years, under the bed...and I'm still frustrated for all the 'awesome' ideas and inspirations that slipped through my fingers and never came off the tip of my pen! So as far as I can tell - your doing fine pal.

    I find that sometimes it can be exhausting to write a novel, especially with how all consuming it can be. It doesn't matter how many times you put it down, its about picking it up again. So all the best with phase three.

    Welcome to the forum

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