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    Hallo

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mynameissarahgrace, Nov 27, 2008.

    So I've already been on these forums for a few weeks, but I completely forgot to do a New Member Introduction...I don't really know what to say, but here it goes.

    Obviously, my name is Sarah. I think I might be one of the youngest people on here. (age 14.) I've been reading almost constantly since I was 3, and "writing" since I was 5. But the last book I ever actually finished was something about gophers and pie, in 1st or 2nd grade.

    I write poems and vignettes, but I've never been able to write a real non-fiction story past 7 pages. I've started on one this past month, but...I don't know. I'm kind of stuck. Hopefully these forums will help. :)

    I guess that's it. :]
     
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    Hello. You aren't the youngest person on here. I'm actually younger than you. (lol.)
     
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    Welcome to the forum, Sarah. Good to have you with us.
     
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    Hello Sarah, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    We do have quite a few members younger than you, although we don't really recommend it for anyone much under thirteen.

    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.

    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 Sarah. Sit back, relax, and stay a while.
     
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    Welcome to the forums Sarah.
     

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