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    Hello

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chief brody, Nov 7, 2008.

    Came across an old folder whilst cleaning out my desktop and inside were a load of flash fiction stories I wrote a few years ago for another site - but never posted.

    So I thought to hell with it lets give it another whirl.

    I'm sure I won't post any stories for a while but will spend sometime plodding around the site hopefully getting to know a few of you.

    So without further ado...

    I'm Simon (Jaws obsessed) and quite cheeky - feel free to drop me a line, I'm always happy to chat.


    Thanks for reading :D
     
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    Hello Simon, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Yes, it's always a good idea to test the waters first - and watch for fins.

    Posting your own work should not be the very first thing you do here anyway. 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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    Hey Simon. :)
    Welcome to the Forums...
     
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    Thank you
     
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    Well said Cogito! I remember you posting the same when I was new.

    And Welcome to Writing Forums Simon!
     
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    welcome Simon. have fun here

    @Nikhil
    if you notice, Cogito only changed the name at the very top whenever he welcomes someone. the message is always the same. hehex.
     
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    Not exactly true. I do make other additions at times, depending on what the new member says in the introduction.
     
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    Oh you kids...:D

    Thanks again - always nice to be welcomed. Two sugars in my tea ;)
     
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    Welcome to the forums!
     

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