1. chris 27

    chris 27 New Member

    Nov 9, 2008
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    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chris 27, Nov 9, 2008.

    hello hi everbody my name is chris i cant spell worth beans and know nothing about grammer or writing never went past grade eight in school.
    the reason i joined here is because i had a dream one night more than just a dream. more like a vision. anyways this was such a strange dream/vision i woke up in the middle of the night and just started writing it. i had never wrote anything before.
    over the next few days i became obssed with writing what turned out to be a fun poem/short story for my son and neices and nephews.
    i joined this forum because i would like some opinuns on whether it could possiably be worthy of publication as a childrens short story. could any one care to direct me where i should post it thanks chris..
  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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

    Competence in spelling, punctuation, and grammar is a must. You must be willing to commit to those areas to be commercially successful.

    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. Scarecrow28

    Scarecrow28 New Member

    Aug 15, 2008
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    That's Classified
    Welcome to the forums!
  4. garmar69

    garmar69 Contributor Contributor

    Jul 25, 2008
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    Welcome to the forum Chris.

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