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    Allow myself to introduce...myself

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by beahmad, Jul 18, 2008.

    Hey everyone, my name is Drew Beahm and I apologize for the subject line that has probably been used a hundred times. I had never really heard of the site before but I really like the way it is set up. People seem nice and professional without being frightened to give negative criticism. I can't wait to become a part of this community.

    I am currently an undergraduate student and am applying to MFA programs starting in the fall. Please head over to General Fiction and check out my posted story, "Daddy's Cup", and let me know what you think.

    Keep writing, everyone.
     
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    Hello Drew, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Are you a man of wealth and taste? ;)

    I've seen your initial reviews, and was impressed. They were concise and straight to the point.

    Posting your own work should not be the very first thing you do here. It is really worthwhile 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.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
     
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    Welcome. I'm sure you'll love it here. I do.
     
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    Welcome Drew! :)
     
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    Hello Drew, and welcome to Wf.org. I am Heather and can usually be found on ehre daily, so if you would ever like a review of your work, need any help or just want to chat, send a PM my way or leave me a message and I'll see what I can do.

    I hope that you enjoy it around here and we see more of you,
    Heather
     
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    Hi Drew!
     
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    Hello Drew, welcome!
     
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    Hi! Welcome to WF!
    Enjoy your stay and feel free to PM me if you need anything. :)
     
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    Hey Drew! If your not going to introduce yourself, then who is going to do it right? :)

    Welcome to WF!
     
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    Enjoy your stay!
     
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