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    G'day there

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by porkhead, Mar 23, 2009.

    Well, my name is Joel, and I'm a 22-year-old writer/illustrator person.

    I've been published in various bits and bobs (a couple of short stories for local newspapers and magazines) and am a regular contributor to my student Union magazine; I write the reviews & (spoof) horoscopes.

    My real passion is creative writing; I'm an enormous fan of horror (particularly Jack Ketchum & James Herbert) and hope to be a proper horror novelist one day.

    So, um, yeah. Hello there.
     
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    Hello back and welcome to the Boards! :)
     
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    Hello Joel, 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 and welcome! :)
     
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    Hey Joel...nice to meet you and hope to see you around!
     
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    Hey porkhead! Welcome to the WF!

    I can't wait to read your horror stories
    I'm already freaking out! :redface:

    lol

    Nice to meet you
    - Jack
     
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    g'day, eh? am i sensing a bit of aussieness :) that'd be wonderful.
     

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