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    Greetings

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CalypsoRising, Nov 24, 2007.

    I've been dreaming since birth but only worked up the courage to write two years ago.

    Like most here, my goal is to join the ranks of the published. I'm easy going, can take criticism when offered in good will and like to help others as I've been helped.

    My genre of choice to write is fantasy, but I'll read just about anything.
     
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    Hey calyspo, Im ant. Im new as well and like urself, ive only just got the courage to write.

    I like reading allsorts of stuff.
     
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    Thank you for the hello! I've always thought it was the posting that took courage. :) Writing is the fun part. Putting it out there for others to love/hate is completely scary and intimidating.
     
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    Hello CalypsoRising, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    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!

    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 on this site, therefore, is a true workshop, not just a bulletin board for displaying your work. See this post, Why Write Reviews Before Posting My Work? for more information.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
     
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    Thank you for the welcome and head's up. I'm new to the forum, but not to the idea of reviewing and the receiving of said reviews. :) I hope I can offer something helpful while learning along the way!
     
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    A blist'ry winter welcome to you Calypso. I love your sig, and completely agree. Or do I? I'll have to ponder the thought...
     
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    Hello to you too!

    The perpetual writer's enigma. We write for ourselves, but our egos still desire/need the ocassional stroking. (Else, why do we share the efforts of our creativity?) Do we sacrifice a bit of our individuality if we know that it will lead to acclaim? Complete disdain for our audience isn't an option. Not for me, at least.
     
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    I agree - like the quote.

    Welcome to the forum :) Hope that you stick around.
     
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    Hi there - I hope your stay here is a long one and that all is to your liking. See you around the forums soon.
     
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    I would just like to welcome you to the insanities of WF.org. A place where you can unleash both the writer and the inner child inside that is waiting patiently to escape. lol

    I do hope that you have a most wonderful time here with all of us. There are a lot of things for you to get involved in and a heck of a lot of wonderful and helpful information on all aspects of writing lurking around the different forums within this board.

    So sit down and get comfy with a nice hot or cold drink and probably a few snacks as well and enjoy reading everything that we have all got to say and do feel free to join in wherever you feel that you can.

    Ok so now that I have rambled away to you I will let you go and enjoy your time here with all of us.

    See you around the boards.

    Torana :)
     
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    Dear Writer,

    Welcome to one of the fastest growing writers forums on the web. I’m sure if you hang around long enough you’ll begin to make new friends and enjoy becoming a participating member of the writersforum.org. I am sure each new member will bring something new and valuable to the forum as well as find it an interesting and wonderful place to explore and learn more about the wonderful world of writing.

    I have been away for awhile myself, and unfortunately have not been able to keep up with greeting the large influx of new members personally. Please forgive, but except my sincerest and belated welcome to the forum.

    Cordially yours,

    Trailer Trash
     

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