1. Leena

    Leena New Member

    Oct 27, 2010
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    Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

    New from Red Deer, Alberta, Canada!!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Leena, Oct 27, 2010.

    Hello everyone! I'm new to this forum... and it is my FIRST as well!

    I'm a 35 year old stay at home Mom... total movie buff and LOOOOVE reading paranormal romances or about anything magical that can take me out of my very mundane life and carry me into a whole new exciting world. I get absolutely lost in the worlds that I have visited and have fallen in love with many different characters.

    I've been working on something for about a year now and have experienced the many trials and tribulations of writing. It's given me much joy so far... along with plenty of frustration!! I've spent hours upon hours of researching proper novel writing and ideas for my storyline... I've come across many road blocks.

    I've decided to join a forum hoping to get educated by those who are wonderfully creative and a heck of a lot more experienced than me! This little 'baby' of mine is growing into a very magical, adventurous and emotional story... I could use all of the advice I can get!!!
  2. Mallory

    Mallory Mallegory. Contributor

    Jun 27, 2010
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    Tampa Bay
    Hi, welcome! Please feel free to PM me whenever you want any help! :)
  3. Eunoia

    Eunoia Contributor Contributor

    Mar 8, 2010
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    Welcome. :)
  4. Trilby

    Trilby Contributor Contributor

    Jun 21, 2010
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    Hello and good luck with your writing
  5. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Hello Leena, 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!

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