1. Tall and Weird
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    Hello to all!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tall and Weird, Feb 19, 2009.

    Hey there everyone!

    I discovered your site by accident and decided to hang around for a while - hope you don't mind.

    I write when I get the chance and inclination which has not been very often since an accident at work left me dazed and confused. After a bundle of carpets samples fell on my head I discovered that writing was not as much fun as it once was. :mad:

    The accident happened Valentine's Day last year and I celebrated the anniversary by writing about twenty pages full of ideas for a story I had started before I got hit in the head. This story is coming together and I have discovered places for many other disconnected ideas I've also had in the past. :)

    So... hello everyone!
     
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    Hello T&W, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    I;ve heard of inspiration falling on one like a ton of bricks, but never like a carton of carpets.

    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 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.

    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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    Cheeno Contributing Member

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    Welcome to the forums, T&W, hope you enjoy your creative journey here.
     
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    Jack Contributing Member

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    Hey T.A.W! Welcome to the WF!
    Nice to meet you
    - Jack
     

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