1. Armadillo de Oro
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    Hello.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Armadillo de Oro, Apr 26, 2009.

    Hi, everyone. :) I'm Armadillo de Oro (shorten that however you'd like), a young writer fresh to the forum.

    I can't draw, I don't sing, and I'm not too sure if I have that much rhythm, but writing's just right. Even when I don't feel like doing it, it's what seems to fit best for me, and I take it very seriously. I don't wish to pursue it as a career, or as a way to make money, but I'd love to have a book published some day.

    I'm in high school right now, which not only means that my writing is sure to improve as I get older (/the nice way of saying that, as a teen-ager, I intrinsically suck :(), but also that my peers are all in high school too. It's kind of difficult to get real writing advice from high schoolers, especially when most of which I know personally are failing English, so I've decided to come here. Out of all of the people who have access to the internet ad this site, there's got to be at least one person who can help me if I need it.


    But to make a long story short, I hope I have a good time here, grow as a writer, and get to know everyone soon! :D
     
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    Hi and welcome! :)
     
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    Hello Golden Armadillo, 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 constructive critique as a vital 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!

    Wilfried Voss
    http://www.frogenyozurt.com
     
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    Hi and welcome to the site! Hope to see you around :-D

    ~Lynn
     
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    Neha Beyond Infinity. Contributor

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    Armadillo,

    Namaste....WF main aapka swagat hai...aasha karti hun aapka safar sukhad rahega!

    (Hey, Welcome to WF, hope your stay here will be pleasant.)
     
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    Thanks everyone! And thanks, Cogito, for the advice! :)
     

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