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    Hello All!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by aellis100, Oct 18, 2007.

    My name is Alicia and i've been a magazine editor for over 15 years, writing and editing primarily for trade publications. I write about technology quite a bit and do occassional interviews for profiles which are a lot of fun.
    I came here because I want to explore my creative side. I've written poems and short stories for myself but never shared them with others.
    I'm really looking forward to expanding my writing abilities in all areas of writing and who knows, maybe someday get a book or book of poetry published.
     
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    Welcome to the Forums Alicia! :) I hope we all get to see some of your short stories in the future. Happy postings!
     
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    Hello Alicia, 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.

    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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    Hey there! Welcome to the forums, I hope you're settling in alright and making new friends. Good luck with your writing and i'm sure you'll find lots of helpful support here.
     
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    Well, I'm sure your creativity is just as flavored as your name. I think that's a good way to say it :p Anyways best wishes and welcome.
     
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    Thanks for the Encouragement

    Thanks to everyone who welcomed me. It's very scary making the decision to put yourself and your writing out there and you all have made it a little bit easier.
     
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    Hey there, welcome to the site. I am Heather and can always been found around here somewhere. If you ever need anything reviewing, need a little help or just want a chat then send a PM my way and I’ll be more then happy to help.
    Heather
     
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    I've been neglecting my welcoming duties - apolgies and belated welcomes to you. Hope to see you around the site soon. Great to have you here.

    Be sure to check out and enter out writing contests - the more the merrier, follow the link below for more info:

    Weekly Writing Group - Writing Forums
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum. I hope that your time here with all of us is enjoyable and that you find the information around the place to be most helpful with your writing endeavors.
    I hope that you take the time to take a look and join in on the weekly poetry and/or short story contests. They can be quite enjoyable.
    Well if you would ever like a review simply send me a PM and I will try and give a helpful review of your work.
    WF has become home to many wonderful writers and their amazing work and has now become a very close community and I do hope that you decide to stick around and be a part of our growing community for years to come.
    See you around the boards.
    Torana
     

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