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    Hello There World!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Squ1d, Oct 3, 2009.

    Greetings!

    My name is Daniel, I am 16 years old and everyone tells me I have a gift. No, I can't fly, I don't have x-ray vision, and lord knows, I can't stop a bullet but what I can do is make a paper sing like a Canary. Whether it's true or not I don't know, but what I do know is, my story starts at two years old when I am diagnosed with mild Cerebral Palsy or CP for short. This affects my life in many ways that most people wouldn't even guess, and that's where I would imagine this gift would come in handy, telling the world my story. As i don't think anyone else can.

    Why have I come here, to channel this gift.

    I skimmed through a few profiles and saw some people as old as my parents, I trust if I mind myself, this won't be a problem?
     
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    Hello Daniel, Welcome to the Writing Forums, from one of the fossils.

    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.

    Also, be aware that posting a piece of writing on any public site, including this one, will greatly diminish your chances of selling it for publication. Removing the writing later does not alter that fact - once posted, it is irreversibly considered published. So do not post anything more than a small excerpt of any piece you are planning to submit for publication.

    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 Daniel...Welcome to the forums. :)

    Should I mention that I am old enough to be your parent? ;)

    Have fun.
     
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    Hi and welcome, Daniel. :)

    Don't worry, not everyone is old... :p

    I'm sure you will enjoy it here, have fun!
     
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    In my experience on forums, the physical age of the poster is less important than their intellectual age. While I have only a very small sample to judge by, I don't think it will be too much of a problem for you.
     
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    welcome!
     
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    Hello and welcome :cool:
     

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