1. Schwad
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    Schwad New Member

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    Ahoy, and that.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Schwad, Dec 21, 2008.

    Hello, good evening, hi, how are you, salutations...yeah.

    I'm unfortunately not very good with introductions.

    Oh well. I decided to hop on this forum on a suggestion from British webcomic artist Phillip M. Jackson (a.k.a. Jolly Jack). It figures that since I'm trying to improve my writing, and I want to discuss some ideas that are slowly burgeoning in my head, I should probably head to a place where people write instead of draw.

    So I'm here. Elation. Welcome me and aid me in my time of need.
     
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    Is anyone any good with introductions? =P

    Hey there. I'm new, too. So, I can't really be all "Welcome to the forum, I'm sure you'll love it here!" But I think it seems like a nice place to learn. So hopefully we'll both improve our writing.
     
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    Hi hi.

    Many welcomes to Scwad and Kitbug. I'm still quite new regardless. I also have the webcomic thing going on, though I'm currently on hiatus.

    People here seem pretty happy to discuss things like how to go about creating storylines and so on.

    Hope you enjoy your time here.

    ~Tom
     
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    Hello Schwad, 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 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!
     

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