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    Hello!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lovely, Jan 6, 2009.

    Hello all,

    I've been viewing the site for about a week now, but I thought it would be good to finally register.

    I'm twenty years old, and I'm from Tennessee. I love to read and write. I write for my college newspaper as well as the local paper, but I prefer writing fiction. I've been writing short stories and poems since I've been able to read and write! It's always been a passion. I am currently working on a novel. The story is in the planning stages, but I hope to begin the actual writing soon.

    I am happy to be part of a writing community. It's so hard to find people who share my interest!
     
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    Hey there. welcome to the site.
    I'm from your neighbor state of Kentucky. so aren't we just the cool ones...
    You should post your stuff, I'll be happy to read it!
     
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    Thanks for the welcome! Actually, I'm originally from Kentucky. I've just lived in TN since I was about five.
     
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    Hey and welcome to the site! It's an awesome place :)
     
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    Hello Lovely, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Posting your own work should not be among the very first things you do here. It is worth taking the time 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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