1. cathiepops
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    Hey :]

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cathiepops, Feb 14, 2009.

    Hi! My name's Catherine, and I'm 15, from Northern Ireland. I've always loved writing, and when I can find the time (I'm studying for my GCSE's) I love to write short stories! My stories tend to be quite satirical and sometimes amusing! I've read some of the stories here, and after reading the reviews, I know you guys can help each other become the best they can be! I really like the friendliness of this community and I hope to have a good time here!

    I love: languages (I learn French, Spanish, Italian, Latin, and Russian) writing (duh) Dallas...yes, I'm 15 and I love Dallas *allows 5 minute period whereby people may laugh at that* and Starbucks. Mmm.

    I dis-love: Twilight. Grrr. That is all.:p

    love,
    Catherine,
    xoxo
     
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    Hola Catherine, 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 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!
     
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    Hey cathiepops! Welcome to the WF!

    You have all of our help :)

    Nice to meet you
    - Jack
     
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    Hello Cathiepops!

    Here's a warm welcome from another newbie. :D

    And I agree, Twilight is the devil.
     
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    Hi from over the border, I nip up to Enniskilen regularly on shopping trips and have friends on both sides. Good to meet you! :)
     

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