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    Early hours hello.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chris Hammers, Apr 8, 2009.

    Hey there, names Chris. I enjoy writing/typing and hope for it to be my line of work in the future. For now, I mainly write "Pro wrestling" shows on another forum but will limit that from here. My main reading influence would have too be Stephen King as I am a big fan of horror novels and consider him to be the king of that genre.

    What else do you want to know? I am 17, left school at 16, failed all of my GCSE's because of social issues at school. I enjoy watching extreme sports such as Skate boarding, BMX-ing, motocross and also combat related sports such as boxing, mixed martial arts and as mentioned earlier, pro wrestling. My music tastes consists of classic rock and heavy metal. Stuff like Black Sabbath, Metallica, Iron Maiden to stuff like Kenny Rogers, BB King, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash.

    So, ummm. Hi.
     
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    Hello Chris, glad you made it.
     
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    Hello Chris, 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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    Hi Chris-Welcome to WF, hope you have a great time around..:)
     
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    Hi, Chris. Welcome to the site. Hope you have fun here :-D

    ~Lynn
     
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    Hi and welcome! :)
     
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    Hey Chris :) hope to see some of your stuff on later
     
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    What's up, Chris? I'm new here, too! Hope to see more of your stuff on!
     
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    Hello, and welcome, hope to see your works on here. Not too soon, but one day, read others work and critic it. It is really hard too do. I have a hard time still. good luck
     

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