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    Hello

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BrightEye, May 24, 2008.

    Hi, I'm new here (stating the obvious). I live in Ireland at the moment and write in English, but my first language is German. Anything else you want to know? It's nice to be here. Looking forward to exchanging ideas/ texts etc.
     
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    Welcome :)
     
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    Hey there :) Welcome to WF.org.
     
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    Hello Bright Eye, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    What we don't learn from the introduction, we will learn through your writing.

    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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    Thanks for the warm welcome. I think reviewing other people's work first is a great idea. I'm looking forward to that.

    Maybe a little more about myself. I'm an English lecturer (so I often give feedback on other people's writing). I have published non-fiction and am in the middle of preparing a monograph for publication. In my research as well as my creative writing I'm very interested in forms of life writing, also how these intersect with more academic/critical writing. Hopefully I'll find the opportunity to explore this further here.
     

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