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    Butler Member

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    I'm Butler

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Butler, Aug 1, 2008.

    Hello. I just found this site while looking around for a good writer's forum. This is probably it, I suppose. I'm Butler. I do short stories and am working on a novel. I might do song lyrics sometime, too, since I play bass guitar and will probably write lyrics to go with a bass line or vise versa.

    I hope you don't find my typing in bold annoying. I've taken to it for forums.
     
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    'Ello Butler! I'm Wrey. Welcome. :D
     
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    Hi Butler! Welcome and hope you enjoy your stay. I'm fairly new too, so I hope to see you around!
     
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    Hello Butler, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    You might want to use the default font when and if you post work to be reviewed.

    However, 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.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
     
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    Hey, Butler, welcome. I like writing short stories, too. C'mon in and enjoy.

    ~Foxee
     
  6. Butler

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    Right. Well, when I do post work, I don't use bold. Also, I'll be sure to review other people's work first, especially since I still need to do a lot of editing to make second drafts.
     
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    Welcome to the forum Butler. Yes, this is one of the better writing forums online that I know of. Lots of great folks here.
     
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