1. Hexapod
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    Hexapods' awesome hello thread of awesomeness

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Hexapod, Dec 30, 2008.

    Greetings fellow literary enthusiasts!

    I've been lurking around here for a while and I'm starting to have more follow up questions to certain threads so I thought I'd register.

    About myself, let's see. I started off writing free verse poetry when I was younger then focused more on structured forms. I haven’t written any poetry in about two years now due to lack of inspiration. I am, however, working on a sci-fi novel at the moment and I am having a tremendous time writing it!

    It's not the first novel I've tried writing but this one definitely stuck with me the longest. Normally I just try for about a month and go back to writing short stories but I'm sticking with this one, as it's very important to me.

    I'm studying Computer Science at university as and such I mostly deal with math, formulas and static ways of doing things. Writing doesn't always work that way though so you need a different way of thinking about it and I feel that reading the forums here will give me an insight on how to do that.

    Anyhow, enough rambling!
    Nice to meet you folks! :D
     
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    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    Hello Hexapod, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    So you have THREE left feet?

    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!
     
  3. Anthony James Barnett
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    Welcome from deepest Spain.

    Anthony.
     

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