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    Hey!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Brightsmiles, Apr 3, 2009.

    Hi!

    I'm Bianca, a complete and utter greenie on the writing scene :)

    i'm a stay at home mum to two gorgeous girls, 1 & 3, (aussie if you hadn't guessed by the spelling lol) and married to a very patient man!

    I love how happy writing makes. Even when im frustrated with what's on my computer screen, i still walk away in a better mood then when i got there...

    i'm working on a novel atm, and finding it both frustrating and rewarding. (no need to tell you all that though) ;)

    I'm Looking forward to getting to know you all, and getting familar with the board... so i'll see you around!
     
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    Hello Bianca, 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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    Welcome Bianca. I hope you enjoy the site. I know how hard it can be to maintain a social life/online life with children as my best friend has two kids.
     
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    Hi and welcome, you'll find this site addictive. :)
    As the Irish say, "ten o'clock and not a child in the house washed..." ;)
     
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    Hello, and welcome. You will get alot of info of this site by reading others work. i have found that by looking over others work that I have been able to use it in my work.
     
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    Thanks for the welcome!

    cogito - i'm an admin for a mummy website, so i understand the value of 'poking around in the corners,' and respecting the way things work - and i appreciate the extra info.

    lynne, dalouise, chandler - thankyou! i'm excited about finding the site too! its nice to know there's a whole host of others i can brainstorm with!
     
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    Hey Biance-Welcome to WF, hope you have a good time around..:)
     

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