1. Hyohakusha
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    Hey

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Hyohakusha, Feb 27, 2009.

    Hey, I'm new so just thought i'd pop in here and say hi. I'm not a published author, but I am a scientist and an avid reader, so any questions on science I'll be glad try and give you a hand with!

    I'm currently looking into writing a fantasy/scifi novel, but its only in the early stages as of yet. Anyway, I look forward to getting to know you all and your work.

    Thanks!

    Hyo
     
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    Hi and welcome! :)
    What sort of scientist are you?
     
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    Hello Hyo, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    I used to be a research electrochemist. Wat field are you in?

    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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    Cool, that sortve things pretty cool. I'm a biologist, so whatever that entails from molecular details up to whole organisms. I'm mostly focused on plants though I must admit. Hope I can be a help as well as a hinderance. What do you do now youve seen the light Cogito?
     
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    I changed professions a couple decades ago. I'm a software engineer these days. When I retire from the software industry, I'd like to teach college math and science.
     
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    I am really interested in herbs and stuff. Now I have someone to bug when I have a question. YEAH!!!!

    I won't bother you too much.

    I too am new, but would like to say WELCOME!
     

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