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    Greetings

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Rei, Aug 3, 2008.

    Greetings fellow excentrics. You can call me Helen or Rei. I'm a refugee from a site that is going down hill and hope I can find a new home here. I look forward to reading all your work and hope you'll like mine, too.
     
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    Hello Helen, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    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.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
     
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    Oh yeah, I would never post my own work more than I review. (Did I say anything that suggested I would?)
     
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    Boo!


    hey :)
     
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    Hi, and welcome to WF

    Hope you like it here as their are some very nice people here and if you have any questions about anything feel free to ask.
     
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    Hi Helen,
    Welcome! Glad to have you with us. I'm sure you'll love the site.
    Looking forward to reading some of your reviews and stories.
    Happy Writing,
     
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    Oh, hi, it's Lilith, Siefried dragged me. :p. Anyway, the post by Cognito is a pretty standered copy, past, change the name. But yeah, HI.
     
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    Not exactly. I do use a template to cover what;s important, but I do csutomize it when I can. Sometimes I simply don't have time, or don't have enough information from the intro to think of something to personalize it with.

    No one should feel slighted if they get the unadorned template though. I do make a point of greeting each new joiner who takes the time to post an intro. If I don't say anything individual at that time, I'll probably have another chance later anyway.
     
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    me = very paranoid considering what made me leave YWS.
     
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    Welcome :)
     
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    Howdie Helen
     
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    Greetings Rei.:)
    We've certainly got plenty to offer as a forum goes with competitions and various other aspects.

    Also feel free to offer a short story for the forum anthology The Captains Table

    On that note Welcome to the forums.



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