1. SerenWade

    SerenWade New Member

    May 30, 2009
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    North West England

    Saying a quick hello!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SerenWade, May 30, 2009.


    My name is Seren and I'm a newbie, as you will have guessed.

    I've recently completed a children's novel which has at long last been accepted for publication, which should happen later this year/early next - so am very excited about that! :D

    Currently working on a diary/journal of some of my disastrous life on the internet - which I know sounds very boring but it isn't, I have "met" lots of interesting people, got in to quite a few scrapes but above anything else had fun - and my agent said it was a good idea! ;) (so I'm going along with her on this!!)

  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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

    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). 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. fantasy girl

    fantasy girl New Member

    Apr 15, 2009
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    hiya serene, welcome to the forums,

    what genres do you prefer to read/write?
    what gente is your novel?
    what is your novel called? (i'll have to look out for it)
    and when can i see some of your stuff on here?

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