1. Jeanette Rose
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    Hello!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jeanette Rose, Nov 4, 2008.

    Hello there!

    My name's Jeanette Rose. I'm a sixteen-year-old writer/avid reader. I'm still attending high school, but plan to graduate the winter semester of my senior year. I hope to go to college to obtain a major in either psychology or literature. I am a book druggie, and a pen addict. It's hard for me to put them down. I'm not happy unless I've got a good book in my hands or possess a pen and notebook. Other than writing and reading I enjoy going horseback riding, photography, drawing, martial arts, yoga, and hanging out with friends and family. My favorite book is The Front Runner by Patricia Nell Warren. My favorite authors are Edgar Allen Poe, Shakespeare, Charlotte and Emily Bronte, and Mark Twain. I don't watch much television but I always make time for The Simpsons, and my favorite movie, by far, is Patch Adams.

    That's me! I'm a pretty boring person, but I don't bite! I'm your average nice girl/terrible procrastinator/literature-rehab escapee. I'm open-minded to any thing and anyone. I also love to read other author's work, so if you ever want someone to give you some feedback on a piece of yours don't be afraid to ask. You'll always get the same answer: I would love to!

    I hope to make some great and memorable friends here, and to learn more about what it takes to be a writer.

    Jeanette Rose ~
     
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    Hello Jeannette, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    So what makes you call yourself boring? That's pretty harsh.

    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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    Welcome to the forum Jeanette.

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    Welcome to the forum. I am new as well and making my rounds.

    I invite you to visit my site. Click on my homepage under my name and check it out. I think you will enjoy it.
     

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