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    Another hello...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Pnin, Sep 7, 2007.

    Hello,

    I have liked the written word since my earliest childhood, been an avid reader for several years and simply adore literature - one can easily count me as a bibliophile. My user name derives from one of my favourite literary figures: that confused Russian professor in Nabokov's novel Pnin. Maybe some people here have read it?

    I used to write shorter stories some years ago, but as time passed reading became more important in my life and I stopped writing for a while. Lately I have felt the urge to write again, so I would like to pick up that hobby again - but where to start?
    At the moment I have a very blurred idea of a story in my mind, and I hope I shall be able to find congenial minds with whom I can discuss the progress of writing, people who can help me to shape ideas and form my story. I do not know whether I can offer constructive critic for other people's work, but I am willing to give it a try.

    And now I'm going to skim the subforums... :)
     
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    Hello Pnin, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    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.

    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 on this site, therefore, is a true workshop, not just a bulletin board for displaying your work. 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 hope you like it here. If you need help, feel free to ask.
     
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    Welcome to the forums. I hope that this place lives up to your expectations, and that you enjoy our company. As anthraxx has already said, if you have any problems, just ask :)
     
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    Welcome to the site! I myself have just returned from a 4-month hiatus and it's good to be back. :)
     
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    Thank you all for welcoming me. :)
     
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    happy belated welcome
     
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    Hey there! Another belated welcome but here it goes anyways...

    Welcome to the forums! Hope you settle in ok and that you find what you're looking for here, if you have any questions or anything just PM me and i'd be happy to help. Look forward to seeing you around.
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum. I hope that you have a wonderufl time here and you should check out the poetry and short story contests. They are run weekly so definately check them out as you prowl the halls here.
    Well have fun and see you round the boards.
    Torana
     

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