1. Prestige

    Prestige New Member

    Jan 16, 2009
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    Virginia Beach

    Howdy, howdy!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Prestige, Jan 16, 2009.

    I originally started writing seriously in early 2002 with a few friends on a private forum, and eventually I moved on to Lord of the Rings based role-playing. I made my home on the Middle-Earth Online forums (now deceased) and after a few years, stopped leisure writing all together in favor of a new five-day a week job and college classes.

    I take my writing seriously, as is the case with the rest of my life. I enjoy listening to music. Current favorites are Attack Attack, A Day To Remember, Escape The Fate, A Skylit Drive, Taylor Swift, Colbie Caillat, and Jason Mraz. All time favorites would be Emery, Demon Hunter, Atreyu, Paramore, Silverstein, Krystal Meyers, Fireflight, The Devil Wears Prada, and The Veronicas.

    I play guitar and sing music. I just started actually recording my own music, although I've been writing music for quite some time now. I've played guitar, both acoustic and electric, for 7 years now. My favorite authors are Ted Dekker, Stephenie Meyer, J.R.R. Tolkien, the apostle Paul, and a few others. I love Jesus. I love to think.

    I just recently started working on my first full length novel and I'm looking for some top notch advice! Heh. Cheers!
  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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

    Posting your own work 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.

    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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    Welcome to the forums!

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