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    Hello there.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PobPob, Jul 10, 2008.

    Well, it's about time I discontinued my lurking and started posting a little more :p

    I'm more of an avid reader than a writer but I do occasionaly have creative bursts which I feel need to be dumped onto paper.

    I'm currently reading John Banville's 'The Sea' which I am enjoying thoroughly.

    I have also started to pursue a more ambitious writing project, attempting to write something that lasts longer than two chapters before I lose the will to live and throw in the towel :rolleyes:

    So, I'm sure if I need some constructive criticism and advice, this will be the first place I look to.

    That's about it :D
     
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    Hello PobPob, 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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    I'm assuming this is an automated response so I'm just gonna throw out the fact that I really don't have any of 'my own work' to post haha.

    As I stated, I much prefer reading other peoples work.

    Thanks all the same :D
     
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    It's not automated, but I use a temolate to make sure everyone who posts an introduction gets a consistent overview of the site. I sometimes add something near the beginning if I think of something to add.
     
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    Welcome, hope to see ya 'round! :D
     
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    That's what I first thought! Haha. I didn't know whether to make a lengthy response it or not. But anyway, welcome! I hope I see you around a lot.
     
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    That's what I first thought! Haha. I didn't know whether to make a lengthy response it or not. But anyway, welcome! I hope I see you around a lot.
     
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    Hi, and welcome to WF.org!
    Feel free to PM me if you need anything. :)
    P.S. Did you know that your username is 'EveryEvery' in Welsh? lol
     

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