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    Hello there!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ayla, Jul 30, 2008.

    I've wanted to join a writers forum for a while now, and after lurking for about ten minutes I think I've found the perfect one!
    So hello, as you can see by the pen name I'm known as Ayla and I'm from merry old England! I've just turned 18 recently and will hopefully be moving up to Scotland for university in September to study Psychology, Religious Studies and Philosophy - I hope so anyway, I've got to get in first.
    I am a massive fan of Doctor Who and David Tennant and my favourite writer for the series has to be Steven Moffat - he's fantastic.
    I love to read and hopefully improve my ability to review and edit pieces of work, I feel that this is an important part of learning to write a good story because it helps you avoid mistakes that others have made and allows you to evolve as you incorporate that you've read to enrich your own writing style.
    I tend to read a lot more genres than I do write about. This is because whilst I feel most comfortable writing a fantasy story, I enjoy reading anything from classics and romance to supernatural novellas to manga books.
    So hopefully I'll be able to stay out of my shell long enough to review and enjoy my time here, and I hope I'll be around for a while!
     
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    Hello Ayla, 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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    Welcome! :D-[===> :)D
     
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    Welcome! Hope you like it here!! :)
     
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    Welcome Ayla,
    I'm sure you will enjoy the forum and learn a lot.
    Hope to see you around.
     
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    Thank you very much! Everyone seems so friendly here, I hope to spend a lot of time here, writing or otherwise. :p
     
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    The people here are pretty friendly, and welcome. :)
     
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