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    Hello.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by thejakeman, Sep 14, 2008.

    Well, I spent several minutes trying to figure out how to phrase this introduction in a way that would impress you lot. Originally, my stratagem consisted of quoting obscure novels in interesting ways. I then moved on to writing songs to aggrandize myself.

    yo, yo, yo
    y'all betta wake up
    put on your makeup
    get ready for the shake up
    'cause it's jacob!

    y'all know my name
    an' y'all know my game
    y'all betta know i'm 'bout to put y'all to shame


    word


    But that didn't seem like that great of an idea. So instead I'm simply attempting to use proper grammar, utilize my extensive vocabulary, and be wittily clever.

    Hope it works!

    J
     
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    Hmm, well I'm makeup-less because it's nearly bedtime, and I'm clueless about your game, so now I'm kind of wishing you went with the obscure-novel quotes instead. :p J/K. Greetings, j-man.
     
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    Welcome. May your stay be long and fruitful.

    Anthony
     
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    Hello J, 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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    Hello and welcome :)
     
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    Sick post.
     

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