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    Hello!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by st darwin, Aug 30, 2008.

    Hello Everybody,

    New member here from Belfast, UK. I have been published a couple of times as a writer but am looking to vastly improve my skills and converse with likeminded people on here.

    Thanks!:)
     
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    Welcome to the forum Darwin. --Pen
     
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    Hello st darwin, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    To quote my good friend Cogito.
    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 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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    Hello St Darwin, and welcome to wf.org. I am Heather and can usually be found on here almost daily, so if you would ever like a review of your work, need any help or just want to chat, cend a PM or message my way and I'll be happy to help.

    I hope you stick around
    Heather
     
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    Hello St Darwin welcome to the forum, hope you enjoy your stay. I from Dublin not too far away from yourself.

    This is the place to be. You will get plenty of help and excellent advice on your PMs, also the encouragement to improve your writing skills here.

    Assassins Creed
     
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    Hellow St Darwin, and Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Raven has presented my usual speech already, so enjoy your stay here.

    Have fun!
     
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    Welcome aboard.

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    Welcome to the forums!
     
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