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    Hello from Bagpuss

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bagpuss, Oct 12, 2007.

    Hi everyone.
    I am from England.
    My main writing interest is writing articles and features, I have helped a Falklands Veteran put his memoirs onto paper and am also slugging away at an attempt at a book!
    I look forward to being part of this forum and look forward to meeting you all.
    Kind Regards
    Bagpuss:)
     
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    Welcome to the Writing forums. It's fun to have a member like you here, who has this cool avatar.

    Here's a basic welcome from all of us. It should be obvious, but incase it isn't, let me explain. The Writing Problems Area is exclusively where opinions on different ways to write, blockages in writing styles and similar problems can be discussed. In the Review Rom, you can get critical appreciation and/or analysis of your written material. Behold, you must first review two pieces of writing before posting your own. This is ensure the pieces are evaluated to the most. Other than this, we have Writing Cotnests, weekly and monthly, where you can submit your writing. We also have Word games, Book Discussion and so on, classified under Community interaction. It may interest you if you're just hanging around.

    adamant has been kind enough to put many of the things I have mentioned or missed out on in one comprehensive place. If you want to check it out, see the Newbie Packets:
    Noobie Packets! - Writing Forums

    Enjoy it here, and don't feel shy to ask for help. We are all here to teach and learn in a mutual environment. And we hope you can do the same.

    Regards and Best Wishes!
     
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    Welcome Bagpuss! Since your main interest lies in non fiction I'm sure you'll benefit from the non fiction section in the review room. That said, good writing is good writing be it fiction, non fiction or poetry and this place is full of people who are willing to take the time to help each other improve.

    See you around. Good luck!
     
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    Hey there! Welcome to the forums, i'm glad that you decided to join us and hope that you make new friends here soon.
     
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    hello and welcome to the forum. I hope that you enjoy your time here with all of us and I look forward to seeing you around the forum in the very near future.

    Have fun
    Torana
     
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    Hello Bagpuss, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    You are one of several new members who have expressed an interest in writing non-fiction. I'm happy to see this, as it has been an underrepresented area of writing here.

    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 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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    Love your avi! It's so cute, and looks like a bagpuss. :)

    Welcome!
     
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    That stuffed cat in your avatar is creepy. :eek:
     

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