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    Hello. =)

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ragdolls, Sep 5, 2008.

    Hello there :). You guys can call me by my username directly, I don't mind. I am 16 years old and I live in the capital of Malaysia. ( I wonder if theres other asians on this site? :p ) Writing isn't that famous here in Malaysia, so its hard to find someone who has that same interest, so I decided to join this forum instead.

    I enjoy reading and sometimes writing horror and fantasy stories but I m pretty malleable to other genres ;). I also have EUS (Excessive Use of Smiley) so beware. Anyways, I m pretty new around here, and I hope this forums would help me pass time :).
     
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    Welcome aboard. Let's hope you find what you're looking for.

    Anthony
     
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    Welcome to the forums!
     
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    Welcome! :) Good to see more people joining :D

    Lots of people here seem to have EUS :p
     
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    Hello Ragdolls, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    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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    Hi Ragdolls! :D Have you seen the flying cacomistles yet? Be careful...
     
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    Thank you! :D You're all too kind. And isn't Cacomistle a species of raccoon or something? :eek:
     
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    Isn't it was a plant? :confused:
     

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