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    Hello from Nebraska!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Firefly, Jun 21, 2008.

    Hello everyone! :D I have been putting my thoughts onto paper for as long as I can remember, but only recently have I decided that I might want to write a novel. My dad actually said that he likes my writing style so much that I should pursue it as a career, rather than be a biologist as I have wanted to for some time. And now I agree with him.

    I think my favorite part about writing is creating characters and plots. It helps me feel more in control, but it's also kind of like venturing into another world.

    So, that's the basics about me and why I'm here. It's good to be a part of this community!
     
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    Hello Firefly, 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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    Hello Firefly....Welcome to the Forums!! :)
     
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    Hi! Welcome to WF!
    PM me if you need anything. :)
     
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    Welcome to the forum Firefly. You are in the perfect place to help bring all those characters to life.
     
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    Hi there!

    I love creating plots and characters too, a fun part of writing, as long as I don't have writer's block or something.

    Well, welcome! :D
     
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