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    Greetings from Sagmun

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SAGMUN, Nov 19, 2007.

    This 79 year old grandfather was, for 40 years, a Design Manager in publishing, marketing, and education: McGraw-Hill, Harcourt-Brace, HRW, SRA, Loyola Press, and Bell & Howell Schools (DeVry)….

    1950-52 served stateside as an Army photographer. (Korean War)

    1957 Industrial Design Graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago,
    former president of the Zeta chapter of Delta Phi Delta, an honorary art fraternity.

    Now: Researching Family History, exhibiting in Art Fairs, and learning to write with the good-hearted sharing of the Writing Forums' talented writers.
     
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    Hello SAGMUN, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    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!

    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 on this site, therefore, is a true workshop, not just a bulletin board for displaying your work. See this post, Why Write Reviews Before Posting My Work? for more information.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
     
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    seems a pretty good bet you're the most mature 'elder statesman' here, sag... thanks for making me feel relatively young, at 69... and kudos to you, for proving that we're never too old to learn!

    love and hugs, maia
     
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    In three posts, we've managed to accumulate over two hundred years from separate members - probably a new record for the forum! :)
     
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    so, does that make you at least 53, cog?
     
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    Makes me 54 (it's in my profile).

    Sorry that's all I could contribute this time, but gimme a few more years ;)
     
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    I hope my lightweight 24 year old welcome still cuts it after all you! Anwyay I have seen your contribution around the site already and it is a pleasure to have you here, the more varied our memberbase the better our feedback can be for one another. Thanks for joining - hope to see you around in the forums soon,.
     
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    hope you have many more than a few, my 'young' thinking friend...

    hugs, m
     
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    Welcome to the site :) I hope that you're settling in nicely.
     
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    I would just like to welcome you to the insanities of WF.org. A place where you can unleash both the writer and the inner child inside that is waiting patiently to escape. lol

    I do hope that you have a most wonderful time here with all of us. There are a lot of things for you to get involved in and a heck of a lot of wonderful and helpful information on all aspects of writing lurking around the different forums within this board.

    So sit down and get comfy with a nice hot or cold drink and probably a few snacks as well and enjoy reading everything that we have all got to say and do feel free to join in wherever you feel that you can.

    Ok so now that I have rambled away to you I will let you go and enjoy your time here with all of us.

    See you around the boards.

    Torana :)
     
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    Dear Writer,

    Welcome to one of the fastest growing writers forums on the web. I’m sure if you hang around long enough you’ll begin to make new friends and enjoy becoming a participating member of the writersforum.org. I am sure that you as a new member will bring something unique and valuable to the forum, as well as find it an interesting and wonderful place to explore and learn more about the wonderful world of writing.

    I have been away for awhile myself, and unfortunately have not been able to keep up with greeting the large influx of new members personally. Please forgive, but except my sincerest and belated welcome to the forum.

    Cordially yours,

    Trailer Trash
     

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