1. Seven

    Seven New Member

    Apr 17, 2009
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    Ohh darn. I'm the new kid. DX

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Seven, Apr 17, 2009.

    >.< Yes, I'm the new kid in town. It's annoying being the new kid because you have barely any posts. I like having lots of posts. I'm greedy. XD

    I like writing, reading and role playing. That's about it. I'm a harsh rater, but when I'm amazed... I am amazed.
    I'm a major Tolkien/medieval fantasy fan. I like doing background information behind already made races, making them my own.
    It's fun. You pick up a pen and let your heart write, your brain imagining the words.
    So yeah, I guess that's why I'm here. To share the love of writing, literacy and rating.
  2. Dalouise

    Dalouise New Member

    Feb 9, 2009
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    Hi and welcome! :)
  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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

    Actually, rating is not one of our aims in reviewing here. It doesn't really matter how good or bad a story is. The important thing is how good it can become, and how to get it there.

    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 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). 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!
  4. lynneandlynn

    lynneandlynn New Member

    Mar 28, 2009
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    Asheville, NC
    Hi and welcome! Hope to see you around :-D


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