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    Hello.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SilverRam, Mar 10, 2009.

    Dzień dobry.(Hello in Polish.)

    I'm really bad at these, so forgive me.
    I'm currently a high school student, and obviously I love to read and write. Well they are a new interests sorta, kinda. I've usually been to busy and picky to read much, this year my resolution was to read more. And along with the rest of kids in school, I groaned at the announcement of an essay, but now I smirk because writing information just comes easy if you don't fight it.(Actually I was homeschooled untill now.) But I have always, always made up stories, worlds to explore with the mind. Strange because generally I'm a factual person.

    Anyway, I hope to publish an online Graphic Novel, with its written counterpart beside it. Art is the medium which takes up most of my time, I hope to be a classical animator, but I'd really like to get better at writing.
     
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    Hi and welcome!
     
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    Hello Ram, 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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    Hi and welcome! :)
     
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    Welcome to the boards :)

    I've always wanted to do an online comic, but my art skills are terrible because I don't have the patience to practice.

    Hope to see you around!
     

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