1. Kizza
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    Kizza New Member

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    Hello

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kizza, Jun 5, 2009.

    Hi, Clearly I'm new here which is why I'm posting my introduction.

    About me: Not much to say really; 16 going on 17, still in school, love English, hate maths; the usual.
    I began writing when I was about 14 or so, started out unsuccessfully (In my opinion) on fanfiction.net; gave up after the first chapter or so.
    I started writing again recently mainly as a way of relieving the stress of exams, fortunately they're over but I'm still writing.

    I'm an avid reader; especially of action, mystery, Sci-Fi and thrillers, as well as the occasional auto/biography and the like.

    I was looking for inspiration when I came across this site and now here I am.

    That's all really, except (and I'm sure this is highly prententious but I'll say it anyways) I have a rather large vocabulary and a good eye for spelling and grammar mistakes, I mightn't be able to fix them but I can spot them so I offer myself as a beta reader should anyone wish.

    TTFN My Lords, Ladies, Gentlemen, members of the press.
     
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    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    Hello Kizza, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Don't be hating the maths, they are just another language that is useful in problem solving.

    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). Also, please use the same thread for all revisions and additional excerpts from the same piece of writing. 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 to the site! Hope to see you around :-D

    ~Lynn
     
  4. just words...
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    Hi

    Hiya, I'm new to. I may take up that offer of beta reading as my grammer can be appauling sometimes.
    I hate maths to!

    Kimm
     

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