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  1. JGraham

    JGraham Senior Member

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    New here

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JGraham, Oct 27, 2008.

    My Name is Jay, I am new to the site. Just looking for some where to talk about books, and writing and all that stuff. Not so easy trying to talk about these types of things at work, people tend to think it is uncool.

    I like to read and write, and am pursuing a degree in creative writing. I write all different types of material and look forward to getting some feedback from all of you.
     
  2. Scarlett_156

    Scarlett_156 Active Member

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    Hello there! :)
     
  3. misaditas

    misaditas Member

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    Hello Jay, I'm new here too :)
     
  4. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    Hello Jay, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Posting your own work should not be the very first thing you do here anyway. 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!
     
  5. Kylie

    Kylie Contributing Member

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    Welcome, Jay, to Writing Forums! :) Enjoy your stay-
     

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