1. AngelWings

    AngelWings New Member

    May 26, 2010
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    The Realm of Fantasy, UK

    Please say Hello, Thank you, Bye!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AngelWings, May 26, 2010.

    My Mother always said to be polite and use my please and thank yous.

    But think, maybe, I also took the "make your writing short and snappy" thing a bit too far....... But, then, it made a change didn't it ?

    Alas, I'm also just about to break another rule... Don't rush to send it (your work of art) off ....

    well, see, having taken so long to find any of my avatar pictures (as I'm not on my usual pc at the moment), I suddenly have the dilemma of leaving my intro until much later ... if I remember ... or snapping one off now & instantly legging it out the door... hmmmm :rolleyes:

    I'm sure I'll get to rabbit away ... I mean, delight you all with my eloquent, perfect prose... :eek: enough in times to come, so this will have to do as my butting in post.

    After snuffling and ferreting my way around the forums (aka .. lurking) it seems as though many of you are totally barking.... but hey, that just means I'll fit right in here!!

  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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

    When it comes to your writng, "Don't rush to send it" should be written inthe sky in gilded script.

    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 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. Gingerbiscuit

    Gingerbiscuit New Member

    Apr 11, 2010
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    Melton Mowbray in Merry old England
    Hi Angelwings, welcome to the Forum.
  4. Halcyon

    Halcyon Contributor Contributor

    Apr 19, 2010
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    One of the more interesting (and potentially unstable ;) ) introductory posts of late.

    Welcome to the forum, Angel.
  5. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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    Milwaukee, WI
    Welcome to the WF.

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