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    Greetings to Writers!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by offscott, Aug 21, 2008.

    Hi I'm Scott I'm 11 and I want to be a writer when I'm older. I always enjoyed writing. I like writing about people who go for adventures and all that. I use a pen all the time. I don't like typing on computers nor pencils. I have to have pens. Anyway I'll do my best to improve this site! Bye Bye!:)
     
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    Well, good luck using a pen on a computer then...haha...Anyway, welcome to the forums!
     
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    Hello Scott, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Because the site is targeted at members age 13 and above, I need to ask you to make sure it's ok with your parents to join here. Our content restrictions are loosely based on PG-13 movie ratings or suitability for late prime time US television (closer to the PG-13 rating).

    Posting your own work should not be the very first thing you do here. It is really worthwhile 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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    Hey Scott :)
    Welcome to the Forum.
    I'm the complete opposite to you...I hate pens.
    Pencils or computer for me.
    Good luck with your writing.
     
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    Welcome to the forum, Scott. Please make sure you read what Cogito has said, especially with regard to age :)
     
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