1. Daisy215

    Daisy215 New Member

    Sep 29, 2010
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    Hi low!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Daisy215, Sep 30, 2010.

    Hi everybody!
    I'm happy to be a part of this forum, as it seems like it will be very helpful.
    Writing has always been a hobby and now that I'm getting older I want to improve and maybe go somewhere with it, I love it.
    As for getting older today is my 18th birthday. So I already accomplished the getting older part. Now for the improving my writing. I'm looking for a genre to focus on but cannot decide.
    Cool stuff about me, I have a pet rat named Piper. My dad got me an iPad for my birthday ( it's really cool). My favorite class is an english class, political tought. Next semester i'll be stuck taking public speaking, ew, for English. I like art, walking my dog, attempting to write poetry, and voleunteering at the local noosing home. So hi!
  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello Daisy, 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. Trilby

    Trilby Contributor Contributor

    Jun 21, 2010
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    NE England
    Happy Birthday Daisy welcome to the forums
  4. Eunoia

    Eunoia Contributor Contributor

    Mar 8, 2010
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    Happy belated birthday, and welcome. :)
  5. Elgaisma

    Elgaisma Contributor Contributor

    Jun 12, 2010
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    Nice to meet you Daisy - thanks for the critique on my Sparrow Through the Heart. Look forward to reading your work.


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