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    Good Day Everyone

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Homersaurus, Sep 20, 2010.

    Hi everyone,

    A new member here just dropping in to say hello and to introduce myself.

    I live in the United Kingdom and am working in local government legal services.

    Am not sure why, but the poetry bug has recently bitten me and I thought that I would have a go at writing some verses. Am entirely new to this and having never really studied other peoples work, I am not sure that any of my own can be considered worthy of reading by comparison so I thought that I would join this forum and not only read other peoples writing, but post some of my own to get some feedback from you all.

    Hoping that you're all well, hale and hearty and I look forward to corresponding with you.

    Take care and God bless.....
     
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    Welcome. This forum will certainly help you with your poetry, and studying other writing. :)
     
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    Hi, welcome! :) Just make sure to read the rules on reviewing before you post....basically, you have to give 2 constructive reviews on a forum before you can post your own work there, or else the mods will close your post. (They're nice mods, though!)

    Have fun here! :)
     
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    Hello Homersaurus, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Review Room before you post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on 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.

    Also, be aware that posting a piece of writing on any public site, including this one, will greatly diminish your chances of selling it for publication. Removing the writing later does not alter that fact - once posted, it is irreversibly considered published. So do not post anything more than a small excerpt of any piece you are planning to submit for publication.

    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 constructive critique as a vital 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). Also, please use the same thread for all revisions and additional excerpts from the same piece of writing. 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 the RPG forum for improvisational fiction. Also try 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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    Welcome to the forums and don't be shy about posting :)
     
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    1: Do you have anything to do with student loans?

    2: If not, hello :p
     
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    Welcome. :D
     
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    Hi everyone, and thank you so much for the welcome.

    As luck would have it, I posted up my introduction and then did not manage to get myself back on to the forum to check for replies.....what comes of being in the litigation game I think....

    I hope you don't consider me rude for the delay in getting back here but have just been up to my eyeballs with work...

    Melzaar the Almighty - Ha, ha, ha....no, I don't have anything to do with student loans so I guess I ought to breathe a sigh of relief I guess....

    I will explore the site and will of course read the rules before attempting to post anything....

    Once again, many thanks everyone....I look forward to being able to contribute as well as learn from you all....God bless...
     

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