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    Hello there

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Thoth, Jun 10, 2009.

    Hello everyone. My name is Robbie and im an 18 year old from Durham in the UK. I joined the forums so that I could discuss my ideas and get help with putting them down on paper.

    Im quite good at setting up atmospheres and building characters but not that good at anything else (my grammar and spelling are terrible. I also fall into the too many commas trap).

    My current project is going to be a low fantasy novel, I hope that I actualy get it finished!
     
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    hey dude, welcome to the forum! i think you'll find a lot of good advice here. like your name, by the way. isn't Thoth one of the egyptian gods?
     
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    Hi Thoth, welcome to the site.:)

    There are quite a few members who could help you with your grammar, but a good place to start would be to check out some of Cogito's many guides; see his blog. Some particularly useful ones are right in his signature.

    He should be along at any moment.

    Enjoy your stay!
     
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    Thank you for the welcome! it's nice to be in an active forum.

    And yes Anir Thoth is one of the egyptian gods (or was he a demi-god?) I've sorta taken it up as a regular username in different forms :p
     
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    Hey Robbie, welcome to the Writing Forums. I'm Hedge, or Greg -- whatever you happen to feel like. You wouldn't happen to look like a bird-headed man wearing a crown, would you? *suspicious look* Anyways, welcome to the forums, I guess you could say this is your standard generic greeting for your standard generic introduction thread, but that's okay! Hope to see your work around the Forums, man.

    Enjoy your path to literary enlightenment, and don't touch my Nilla wafers.

    If you do that, you're welcome.

    If not. Eh... *sideways glance at last guy who touched my Nilla wafers*

    Well, it won't be pretty. ;]
     
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    Hello Robbie, 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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    Welcome Thoth!
     
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    Thank you all for the kind welcome :)
     

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