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    Hey There

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by W.K. Freely, May 26, 2009.

    Honestly I wrote my introduction for, what felt like, one-million times. I didn't quite know how to say "hello" in a catchy way.

    So I finally decided to do as my English professor urged and kept it simple.

    So...hey out there.

    I'm a young writer with a roaring imagination who is looking to critique and be critiqued. I hope to find that here.
     
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    Hi there, Mr. Freely!

    Welcome to the site! I am new too. Can't wait to read your work.
     
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    hey there! welcome to the forum!
     
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    Hi! And welcome to the forum! I'm new too but finding tons of amazing and new things by the minute!
     
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    Thank you all for the warm welcome! I hope to settle right on in and see you around the site ;)
     
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    Woot to the roaring imagination :)
    Welcome to the forum, looking foreward to reading your work. :)
     
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    Thank you for the warm welcome Wish and I hope to read some of your work as well!
     
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    Hello W. K., 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 forums, what genre do you write?
    hope to see you around
     
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    Cogito - Thank you for the warm welcome and tips. I will be opening up all of the helpful links in your post to really get into the system of things around here.

    Fantasy girl - Thank you as well for your welcome!

    I write fantasy and science fiction but I'm much better at fantasy. I can't wait to see you around here :)
     
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    Haha, another guy who puts song lyrics in his signature. I like that, though I think MGMT is quite different from Fall Out Boy. Anyways, I'm sure we'll get along just fine. Hullo, Wk, I'm Hedge, how do you do? What do you like to write, what are you working on, and when can I see it? (Answer all three, preferably.)

    Nice to see you, and we should chat sometime.
     
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    Hey WK, I write fantasy too. I have a few chapters of my novel on here, maybe sometime I can see some of your work.
     
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    Hedge - you sound really cool (plus the lyrics in the sig is a great first impression ;))
    Thank you and I'd love to chat sometimes

    Anir - I'm a big fantasy fan and I hope that we get a chance to enjoy each other's work
     

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