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    Hello from sunny Oxfordshire!!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Wendy_2009, May 17, 2009.

    Hello All

    Just wanted to introduce myself. Firstly, its not really sunny here at all - its terrible weather, but wishful thinking........

    I am a 41 year old female and have always enjoyed writing and I am very passionate about books. I prefer to read non fiction, biographies and people's life stories. However, I like to write fiction and at the moment I am working on a traditional fairytale book for children. I have written poetry over the years too.

    I was often in trouble at school for "daydreaming" but I prefer to call this "creative thinking" and a sign of what was to come!!!

    I am so pleased to have found this website, it looks wonderful and I am looking forward to exploring it and chatting to lots of like minded people worldwide.

    With best wishes,

    Wendy
     
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    Hey and welcome!
    It's sunny where I am atm but then, I'm inside at a computer screen...daft...:p
     
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    Hi Sophie

    Thanks for the welcome,

    Wendy
     
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    Hello Wendy, 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 constructive critique as a vital 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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    Welcome Wendy!

    The weather may be mug, but you seem like a bright and sunny person!

    See ya around,
    Bustique
     
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    Hi and welcome from Ireland! :)
     
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    Thank you all for the welcome - its good to be here!!

    Wendy
     

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