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    Hello

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Undefined, Jun 10, 2008.

    Good Evening,

    I'm looking forward to reading and hopefully putting in some good reviews. I have been writing short stories ever since I learned how to correctly put pen to paper. Thankfully I learned how to type fairly quickly as my handwriting is hardly legible.
     
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    Hello Undefined, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    My handwriting resemles nothing so much as a seismograph trace during a 7.5 quake, but nowhere near as neat.

    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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    Thank you, I actually have been poking around for the past few hours making sure before I joined. One of the appealing aspects of this place was that there was reviewing more than writing. I don't claim to be a guru on the subject but I know that any views on a subject are welcome.
     
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    welcome to the forum Undefined. We always need new reviewers...since I'm not that good at it!
     
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    A wise man once said "Where is my hat?"

    I find that it is easier to be reviewed when I've reviewed a few others. Tit for tat and all that.
     
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