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    Hello everyone!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tnme22, Jul 29, 2008.

    Hi, my name is Carly, I'm 16 and live in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
    I love playing the trombone and knitting.
    I am a die-hard Harry Potter fan. (I dressed up like Hermione for the release of the 7th one, was one of the winners of a costume contest and was the third one in the store to get it. I am currently knitting two of my friends Harry Potter outfits for the 6th movie) :)
    I have three favorite series that can't possibly rank because I love them so much. Harry Potter by JK Rowling, The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer, and the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson.
    I write fiction and tend to drift into romances a lot.
    I'm very excited to get to know all of you and start getting input on my work!

    If there is anything else you want to know just ask :)
     
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    Hello Carly, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    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.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
     
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    Welcome Carly, I'm sure you will enjoy the forum and learn a lot. I love romance so I'm looking forward to reading your stuff.
    Hope to see you around.
     
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    Thanks everyone :)
     
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    Welcome! I dressed up as a death eater for the 7th book, and a group of older college kids asked to me to get in a group picture with them. ;) Cheers!
     
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    Welcome to the Forums!

    I used to be a HUGE fan of Harry Potter. I dressed up as Dobby the house elf one year for a Borders party honoring the fifth book. I had people chasing me around for pictures :)
     
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    Cool avatar. :) Welcome :)
     

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