1. Okie
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    Greetings

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Okie, Mar 30, 2009.

    Hello everyone,

    I'm looking forward to browsing all the other threads here, I barely touched the surface. I only found this forum a couple of days ago.

    A little bit about myself:
    I'm 37 years old. I live in Tulsa now with a roomate, and two cats. They are all very supportive of my quirkiness. Maybe more so than I deserve. I moved to the united states from germany in '92. That right there is a long story in it's own right. Don't worry, I won't bore you all with it.

    I have a really vivid imagination, or so I'm told. Someone suggested I should write a book. Yikes. So that's what I'm doing here. Kicking around ideas and seeing what's out there. Maybe some day I will be able to get past the first page.

    Looking forward to spending some time here. I'm sure I have a lot to learn.
     
  2. Humpty-Dumpty
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    I lived in Tulsa before I moved down here in the beginning of October.

    You automatically get a high spot on my happy list. :D
     
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    Hello Okie, 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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    Hey Okie-Welcome to WF, hope it gets you started on the "novel"..:)
     
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    Hi and welcome! :)
    Starting a novel is easy. Writing is isn't too bad either. Finishing it... now that's hard! ;)
     
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    Welcome! That first page always does seem to be the hardest one to get past, doesn't it? Good luck with your book, in any case, and I hope you enjoy the forums!
     

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