1. Brode
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    Hello

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Brode, Jun 7, 2008.

    I am, obviously, new here. Found the site off of Google, as it happens. Who'd have thought that Writing Forums would be the first result for a query consisting of "writing" and "forums?"

    The real reason that I'm here, though, is to learn. I don't mean any offense to the good people of Deviantart, but honestly, I'm tired of reading shorts that don't use the right "your" or punctuate at the end of sentences. I was hoping that I might be able to learn from a slightly better example here, and maybe even work up the courage to post some of my own undoubtedly abysmal writing.

    That is all.

    Please don't kill me.
     
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    If you have any questions, please feel free to ask myself. :) Welcome to the site.
     
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    Hi Brode! Welcome!
    Rest assured, most people here use the right words and punctuate the ends of sentences. :)
    Feel free to PM me if you need anything.
     
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    A quick welcome!

    Yes indeed, a quick welcome to a rookie forum participant! Comeon in and get going... I am a freelance, barely published (commentary sent to a my county newspaper) writer myself, and I love to critique writings for grammar and readability, so I can't wait to read some of your stuff. I'm sure its entirely worthy of our attention. The main thing is to WRITE! We are all getting better at it. It takes a long time to become 'an overnight success'. Gotta go now... Good luck and be encouraged! ~MB



    "You can't have everything... where would you put it?" —Steven Wright :D
     
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    Hello Brode, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    No worries, mate, killing violates the forum rules.

    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.

    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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    Hi and welcome.
     
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    Hi there, welcome to the forums :)
     
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    Hi Brode!

    Welcome to the forums!!
     

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