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    Brackynn New Member

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    Greetings and salutations, all!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Brackynn, Mar 14, 2009.

    So (surprise, surprise) I'm a newbie, I love to write and I'm excited to be here :)

    In other news, I'm Brackynn, an almost-nineteen-year-old Australian Arian. I'm a classical music student at university who specialises in singing, an amateur actress on the side, and in those odd instances when I actually have free time, I write. Several of my friends are also writers, but due to my total inability to ignore a misplaced comma, I somehow became the default critic/editor of the group. I've completed several short stories, the opening few scenes of a play, and a couple of drafts of a 250-odd page novel, which I am currently in the process of ripping apart, revising and rewriting.

    I am also somewhat of a perfectionist.

    In spite of the fact that most of what I write seems to be a little twisted and apparently incapable of ending happily, when I graduated from high school my old English Lit teacher wrote on my report that I have, "a wry, quirky sense of ironic humour." So derive from that what you will. (Incidentally, that same teacher wrote across the bottom of a creative writing assignment of mine that, "There's a Mills & Boon bodice ripper in here, potentially!" I'm still not sure whether to be insulted or amused. But it's way more fun to be amused.)

    And I also tend to babble once I get going.

    I can't wait to get to know everyone here! :D
     
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    Hi and welcome! :)
     
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    Hello Brackynn, 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, Brackynn! Put up your feet and hang around.
     
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    Welcome, Brackynn! I'm totally in love with your name, by the way. I hope you enjoy your stay and find what you're looking for here :)
     

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