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    Hello *shy wave*

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ObsidianVale, Jun 12, 2009.

    Hi

    Im obsidianVale and i am very unsure of what im suppose to write as and introduction to my self.... hehe.:redface:

    um well as it stands now i would one day like to be a writer. Professionally i mean. right now im only 18 and im still a still a student. I really hope to learn alot from this forum as well i think it would be nice to have contact with other people who share my interests.:) although it might be a while before i post any of my own work. i want to read some other peoples stuff first.:D

    what else to say....O!

    i guess i should mention that i am mildly Dyslexic. It has effected my writing greatly in the fact that for most of my highschool years i had to quit art classes and basically didn't have time to do any writing. ( mostly because i was studying so much) i did well over all in high school but now that i graduated im hopeing to reconnect with my artist/writer side.

    so ya... thats basically me :D
     
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    Hi! Welcome to the forum! Don't worry, I had no idea what to write for my introduction either, but I just wrote something short and went out to get to know people. So, it doesn't have to be anything important here. Anyway, welcome again!
     
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    Hello O. Vale, 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). Also, please use the same thread for all revisions and additional excerpts from the same piece of writing. 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, Welcome to the forum. Look at other peoples stuff first and help out where you can. Then you will have plenty of people that will want to look over your work & help you out.
     
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    Hey :) welcome to writingforums!

    You'll learn a lot just by dissecting other people's pieces and giving detailed reviews, it's easier to do that to someone else than yourself and like I said you'll learn a ton that way. Also, feel free to take advantage of my sig when you write something. I'll review at least part of anything you write.

    Have fun!
    Nate
     
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    Welcome Obsidian! I agree with lipton above me, reviewing other works will greatly help you, and can be a lot of fun if you get into it. :)
     
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    Welcome! You'll love it here. Take your time and review other people's work and you will receive the same back. There are some amazing pieces of work in here.

    Look forward to reading your work!
     
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    hi OV!

    you'll find plenty of ppl with common interests here! so welcome to the gang! :D
     

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