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    Aloha from Hawai'i. :)

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jc., Jan 26, 2012.

    Hi there.

    My name is JC and I am an aspiring writer in my early twenties. I am a Navy wife (and former Navy brat) and just recently became a stay at home wife and part time student. I find it so difficult to find people offline who share my affinity for writing, especially when my lifestyle requires my husband and I to relocate every couple of years. Needless to say, I am elated to have found a forum full of fellow writers and cannot wait to get to know you and (hopefully) make some friends.

    Hope everyone is having a great day! Thanks for reading. :)

    JC
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, jc.!

    I hope you find what you're looking for here, whatever your interests in writing.

    This forum aims to provide the best workshopping resources on the internet, and to that end we have a few rules which you should familiarise yourself with before you get stuck in. The main section of the site is the Writing Workshop, where members can post their writing in order to receive critique of their work.

    However, before we allow members to post their work, they must have met some basic requirments. Firstly, you must have been a member for fourteen days, and have made twenty posts on the forum overall (please note, posts in Word Games do not count towards this). This is so that members, when they post their work, have familiarised themselves with the forums and contributed to them (as well as hopefully learned something for themselves). Secondly, members must provide two constructive reviews of other people's work for each piece of their own that they wish to post. This is because we believe that the focus of workshopping should be equally upon giving reviews as receiving them, as they allow a writer to practice and improve their editing skills, which they can then apply to their own writing.

    Beyond the Writing Workshop, you will find that we have extensive forums for discussion of aspects of writing, as well as a community area for general discussion. We also run periodic short story and poetry contests, which are good for challenging yourself and expanding your skills.

    If you have any questions or problems, then the moderators (myself and Cogito) should be your first port of call. Any technical problems with the site itself should be directed to Daniel, the site administrator and owner. I would recommend you have a look over the rules so that you know what to expect, and what is expected. But aside from that, I hope you enjoy your time here.


    Banzai
     
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    JC,

    Sending aloha from one Hawaii person to another. I also just joined the site.

    Wgat kinds of things do you write?
     
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    Hi sportzchick!

    Glad you joined too. I mostly write fantasy and horror but I'm exploring science fiction at the moment. How about you?

    It is really cool to meet a fellow Hawaii girl. I added you as a friend on here if you don't mind.

    JC
     
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    Aloha!

    I try to live in the present as much as possible, but... The most physically comfortable 20 days of my life were the days I spent in Hawaii. You are blessed to live in such a place. The scent of plumeria and jet fuel near Honolulu International will stay with me all my life. The magnificent ocean air and perfect temperature. I can't think of a better place on Earth to write from. :)
     
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    Woah, you made 96 posts in three days? I is scared. :p Since I just got back to this forum I have no idea how long all the new faces have been here. Well I guess you're enjoying yourself, but I thought I'd say welcome in any case. :)
     
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    LOL! "The scent of plumeria and jet fuel..." So silly. Hawaii can be very relaxing. People here really are more laid-back and easygoing. It really must be all the jet fuel in the air. I just wish this wasn't such a small island. It can get pretty boring after a while.

    When/how long ago were you here? Were you on vacation or something?
     
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    Pfft, I'm up to 108 (109 after this) and you SHOULD be scared. Very scared. I'm kidding. It's just this forum is so addicting and there's so much new/useful information to absorb. Not to mention everyone has been so nice.

    Thank you for the warm welcome.
     
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    I visited Hawaii back in 1991 on vacation. I was only 18 at the time. It was the best vacation of my life. Did The Big Island and Oahu. Surfed at Waikiki, ate dessert at the Kahala Hilton, shopped at the Ala Moana open-air mall, Climbed Mauna Loa, visited the observatories on Mauna Kea, ate at the Parker Ranch. So many wonderful places. I'm still addicted to kona coffee, macadamia nuts and I've ordered gift boxes of chocolates from the Kailua Candy Company ever since.

    When I need to go somewhere happy in my mind, I go back to Hawaii.
     
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    If we're nice to you will you invite us to Hawaii? :p
     

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