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    Greetings from Antarctica!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by poog, Jan 16, 2009.

    Just kidding! I'm not from Antarctica, but it certainly feels that way temperature-wise here right about now.

    I have rarely written anything more than a short story on my own. The stuff I do write is almost always a school assignment in one way or another. Hopefully, this forum gives me the oomph I need to get out there to start writing just because I feel like it.

    Anyways... just saying hi!

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    I know what your talkin about being from the Grand Rapids area(thats even further north:cool:). Anyways welcome and have a good time.
     
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    Thanks!

    Yes, it's about -20 or something outside now with the windchill. :eek:
     
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    Hello Poog, 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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    Thank you for all the juicy information! :p

    The two reviews to one post thing sounds like a good idea.
     
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    I live in Canada so the temperature is crazy cold here!!! -35 (With wind shield)

    Anyway, welcome to the WF! Glad you found us!
     
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    Welcome to the forums! I know exactly what you mean! It's around -8 and that's without the wind chill factor taken into account.
     

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