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    Greetings

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by denvertaylor, Jan 14, 2009.

    Greetings,

    My name is Denver. I stumbled upon this forum and thought it looked interesting! I do a bit of fictional writing so this looked like it'd be a rather good place to get interact with other writers.

    Let me see, a bit about me. Well I enjoy photography and dreaming. That is to say I like taking photographs and I like studying about dreams and what causes us to dream. The dreams I'm referring to are both the kind that you form while you sleep and while you go about your daily business.

    Enough about me, I'm looking forward to exploring these forums further,

    ~Denver​
     
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    Hello Denver! I just joined this forum myself about two minutes ago and had myself all geared up to start a thread with the title "Greetings" but I see I've been beaten to the punch. Good to see that there will be other new members about.

    Do you often incorporate dreams in your writing? I've been interested in pursuing that but the opportunity hasn't come up for me yet.
     
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    Hey there

    Hi Denver, my name's Ashvini. I find the topic of dreams really intriguing too. Too often have I had one too many dreams that have seemed all too real. I try to convert them to a story form of sorts but so far, that hasn't worked out too well. I do keep a dream journal though.

    Also, I'm new too =D

    What sorta studying do you do exactly?
     
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    Hello Denver, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Unsavory and thebrownwqman, you really should start your own intro threads, give people a chanve to greet you in return.

    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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