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    Hello

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ellie300, May 26, 2009.

    Hi everyone, I'm new here.

    My name is Elizebeth.

    I'm not much of a writer, but I'm trying to learn. I'm more of a reader, and I'm so very excited to see what kind of talented people the interent holds.
     
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    Hello Elizebeth, 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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    hi, can i call you beth or should i call you ellie?
    welcome to the forums.
    what genres do you prefer to read/write?
     
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    Hi Lizzie! (is that okay, or do you prefer Elizabeth?)
    Welcome to the Writing Forums! I find that if you read a lot, you improve your writing skills, because you pick up on things that other people write. What do you like reading?
     
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    Hi Fantasy Girl and Anir,

    Thanks for the welcome!

    My favorite genres to read are any kind of fiction, especially fantasy and mystery. I don't really write much so far, but what I have written been fantasy/adventure.

    People usually call me Ellie, or Lizzy, but it doensn't matter to me. :)
     
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    Hi and welcome :)
    I tend to read more than I write too, this site is good for that :)
     

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