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    Greetings!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by best_fullback, Feb 11, 2009.

    Hi everyone,

    My name is George, I am nearly 19 and I love writing, reading, films and have a passion for imagination. I daydream frequently about this novel that I have had in my head for years now, and in my head it is perfect, translating it onto the paper (or keyboard) infront of me is my downfall however.

    I now find myself at university studying Law, and though I enjoy it, I can't help feeling in the back of my mind that I would just love to be doing a course that is more 'me'. Ive always done very well at English in school so it comes naturally as a passion to me, and as said before, I love using my imagination.

    Hope to talk to you all soon
     
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    Hello George, 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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    Welcome! Hopefully you will be able to get insight for writing your novel here.
     
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    Hey best_fullback! Welcome to the WF!
    Nice to meet you
    - Jack
     

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