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    Hello

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ugly Kid Joe, Feb 17, 2009.

    Hello,

    Just thought I'd drop in and say hello. I'm 20 and (hopefully) just about to graduate, can't wait! I like to pass the time writing and taking photographs…ahhh what has my life come to?

    Favourite genre, both writing and reading, is Science Fiction. I've started writing about 3 different stories and have yet to get any where near completing them.

    I know no one cares but it's my first post, so I thought it was best to let it all out now before it builds up and eats away at me.

    Ugly Kid Joe
     
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    Hello from another newbie!
    Keep at it with those stories and before you know it they'll be done.
     
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    hey :)
    welcome to the site !
     
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    hey i'm new too and i know how it can be having stories where you lose your way. keep at it and i'm sure you'll do fine :)
     
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    Hello Joe, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    I prefer science fiction also, but I also enjoy taking a poke at other genres as well.

    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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    Hey Ugly Kid Joe! Welcome to the WF!
    Nice to meet you
    - Jack
     
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    Hi from another new member :)
     
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    Welcome!
     
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    thank you all for the warm welcome, it is greatly appreciated!
     

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