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    Mr. Blue Dot New Member

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    sup

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mr. Blue Dot, Mar 24, 2011.

    Hello! I'm Mr. ;). I've been lurking here for about a week, and I started an account originally just so I could look at more posts, but I finally decided to introduce myself.

    My mom had a huge library. She taught me how to read, and I definitely have her love of books. I'm 25, and I didn't write for a while after high school but a few years ago I got the urge to start again. I write mostly short stories, occasionally a poem but not often. I'm attempting to write a book at the moment, I guess I'll see how that goes, ha ha.

    Um, yeah. I guess that's about it. Hi, everyone!
     
  2. Trish

    Trish Lost.. got any breadcrumbs I can follow? Supporter Contributor

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    Welcome Mr. ;), glad you decided to introduce yourself :D
     
  3. Bay K.

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    Welcome to the Forum, Mr. Dot.
    Good luck in your writing endeavors.




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  4. Eunoia

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    Hi, and welcome. :)
     
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    Hello Dot, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Writing Workshop 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 Writing Workshop, 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 Writing Workshop, 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. We also impose a two-week waiting period before you may post writing for critique, to give you time to become familiar with what is expected and how the site operates. The Writing Workshop 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 Writing Workshop 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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    Hey, welcome to WF, Mr. Blue Dot. This is a great place to begin your writing journey again. Have fun!
     
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    Thanks guys, I'm definitely enjoying the site so far :)
     
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    So I'm thinking about posting some of the things I have written on other forums to my blog here. Is that frowned upon?

    Also, some of the stories have some pretty vulgar jokes at times. Whats the etiquette concerning that? Put NSFW in the title, just don't post it, or what?
     
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    From the site rules:
    A good rule of thumb is to keep the content approximately within a USA film rating of PG-13.
     
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    Hi and welcome to the forum:)
     
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    Ello and welcome.
     
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