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    Helô

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bonavada, Apr 3, 2009.

    Hi,

    I'm from Wales UK retired.

    Have this urge to write about the little secrets in my life. I recently wrote a message on another forum about a funny incident long ago and later lots of memories about my childhood and adolescence, good and bad, started flooding back. I wrote them down, before I knew it there were two thousand words in front of me. I have never really had the urge to spit it all out like this before.

    I have no real qualifications to bring here. Just enthusiasm. More than anything, I'm looking for guidance about "how" to write properly not "what" to write about.

    I Hope I can get some help and perhaps help others.

    BV
     
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    Hey bonavada! Welcome to the WF!

    Glad to have you with us.

    Nice to meet you
    - Jack
     
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    Ditto from a Swansea Jack.

    My first grandson is Jack too. Great name, you can't go wrong.

    BV
     
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    Hello Bonavada, 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 bonavada!
    Welcome! I'm new here too and from what I've seen here so far it's a great site. Sometimes enthusiasm is all you need to get the ball rolling. then, before you know it, you're writing things you never knew you could.
    Good luck,
    Ruthless
     
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    Hi and welcome from the great-granddaughter of a very famous welshman! ;)
     
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    Are you making me guess?

    Dylan Thomas?

    BV
     
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    Thanks icsbr. I'm sure you'll have a good experience too.

    BV
     
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    hi bonavada!

    welcome! it sounds like you've lived an interesting life, i wish you the best in your writing endeavor!
     
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    Hey Bonavada-Welcome to WF, hope you have a great time here..:)
     
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    Welcome to the site! There are plenty of people here who will be willing to help you learn how to write properly, so no worries there. Sometimes we just have to get the words down on paper or they leave us and a written memory lasts longer than the ones in our minds (sad but true). Hope you enjoy it here!

    ~Lynn
     
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    Thanks again everybods.

    Already tried my hand at a few reviews. I think people may have to get used to my honesty. When I do submit a story myself I expect the same in return, I'm a big boy I can take it.

    BV
     

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