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    Hey!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by just words..., Jun 9, 2009.

    Wow, my kind of people.
    I'm Kimm and I assume you can guess the reason I'm here.
    I'm a young writer, I'm 15, 16 this year, and almost finished my first year of GCSE's. After next year, I plan to do English in A levels and hopefully do it in university as well.

    I read A LOT. I like different genres though, I can never read the same genre in a row. I do the Duke of Edinburgh award, D of E, and for my skills section I do writing. Surprise, surprise.

    I have a lot of faults in my writing, you can tell I'm very inexperianced but please be gentle! I tend to get a lot of ideas all at once but never actually finish any of them. I have 'started' around 13 longer stories/novels. I usually get bored with short stories:p I think it is my attention span.

    My next writing event; On the 20th of June I have been invited to a seminar by Philip Pullmun at Exeter Collage, Oxford. I hope this helps me!

    Well thats me, (by the way I love talking to new people, so feel free to chat. I'm Friendly)
    Kimm X
     
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    Hey Kimm,

    Welcome to the community - I'm brand new too!

    As I'm sure you've seen already, there's loads of info to be found on these boards, and heaps of knowledgeable people to help you along the way. Also, glad to hear you're going to pursue English into your A Levels - I did English at Uni, and I can't recommend it enough!

    Big love,

    Maroon.
     
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    Hello Kimm, 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). Also, please use the same thread for all revisions and additional excerpts from the same piece of writing. 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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    Thanks! I really usually need quite a bit of help. Glad to know English is good at Uni, that makes me a bit more confident!
    Kimm X
     
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    Heya Kimm, good to have you. :)
     
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    Hi and welcome!
     

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