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    hello, love.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by burned_out, Apr 5, 2009.

    My name is Leah and I am sixteen years old. Obviously, I like writing/the art of writing, and I have been working on a piece of my own recently. I had the idea of the story in my head, and I went to write it down, and I kept getting ideas for it, so I shall see how far I can take it.

    I joined because I would like to experience constructive feedback on my own pieces. So I say, hello!
     
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    welcome, and glad to see that you are here. You will learn a lot by those who share, and someone will be by to explain who this site works, welcome
     
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    Hello Leah, 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 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.

    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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    Hello hello!
    I do believe that I just read a lovely piece of yours.
    :love:
    Yayness for being in the club of teenagers on the site. -highfives-
    I really did enjoy your short story, and I look forward to seeing more of you.
     
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    I'm going to start a Sweet 16 gang-who'll join?? lol :p

    Welcome to WF Leah-hope you have a great time here..:)
     
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    -high fives back- I actually can't wait to turn. But I'll join, sure! lol.
     
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    Welcome, Leah. I'm looking forward to reading what you have written and also looking forward to seeing the critiques you will be doing.

    ~Lynn
     
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    welcome leah!

    have fun on the board - its an awsome place for ideas when you get stuck! good luck translating all those ideas to paper - hope it goes smoothly for you!
     
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    Hi and welcome! :)
     

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